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Monica Caponigro / Robinson Shakespeare Company


The Robinson Shakespeare Company at the University of Notre Dame is usually an after school drama program for kids. Because of the coronavirus those kids are out of school, and performances are cancelled. The company has turned to using Shakespeare to promote proper handwashing.

Twenty second songs, like ‘My Country Tis of Thee,’ or ‘Happy Birthday,’ (twice) are the usual recommended methods for timing your handwashing. But students at the Robinson Company are using Shakespeare. 

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Jennifer Weingart

  The University of Notre Dame has extended its suspension of in person classes through the end of the spring semester. 

In a letter to the campus community university President Father John Jenkins says the move stems from recommendations by the CDC. 

The university has not yet decided if graduation ceremonies will continue as planned. Jenkins says they may elect to postpone graduation to sometime in the summer.


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A University of Notre Dame student has tested positive for COVID-19. 

The student was in self-quarantine after returning from a London study abroad. They did not return to the University’s South Bend campus. 

The student is at home and receiving medical care. They are not from Indiana.

 A release from the University says the students local health department has been authorized to trace the students recent contact and will be notifying those individuals.

Today Notre Dame announced the cancellation of IDEA Week 2020.

University of Notre Dame President Father John Jenkins released a video statement to the campus community overnight on Sunday. 


The University is closed this week. The extension of spring break was made to allow professors time to move classes online. Those courses will begin Monday, March 23rd.

Today the President of the University of Notre Dame announced the school's latest response to the coronavirus. 

Notre Dame Announces 2020 Commencement Speaker

Feb 24, 2020
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Today Notre Dame announced that Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew will deliver the address to graduates during the university's 175th commencement ceremony. 

Here is the university's statement that was released: 

Patriarch Bartholomew, Orthodox Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch, will deliver the principal address and receive an honorary degree at the University of Notre Dame’s 175th commencement ceremony May 17.

Notre Dame Announces Revocation Of Award

Feb 24, 2020

Notre Dame has released a statement from the University President, Rev. John I. Jenkins, regarding the revocation of the Notre Dame Award given in 1994 to a man who Jenkins says has now been credibly accused of the sexual exploitation of women. 

You can read the statement below: 

The University of Notre Dame today revoked the Notre Dame Award that was conferred upon Jean Vanier in 1994 after the L'Arche organization he established found credible allegations that Vanier sexually exploited six women.

Notre Dame Announces Another Stadium Concert

Feb 21, 2020
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Notre Dame has announced another country music concert for Notre Dame Stadium, this time with George Strait in August. 

University of Notre Dame press release sent on Feb. 11th

The Robinson Community Learning Center is having an event Friday to celebrate its 19th anniversary. It will be the last time they celebrate in the current building on Eddy Street in South Bend before moving.

The Robinson Center is a collaboration between the University of Notre Dame and the community to offer different classes and activities.

Purdue Gets $5.9M Contract To Develop Mach 8 Wind Tunnel

Feb 8, 2020

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — The Air Force Research Laboratory has awarded Purdue University a $5.9 million contract to develop the world’s first Mach 8 quiet wind tunnel.

Notre Dame's 'Old2Gold' Sale Changing

Feb 3, 2020

Today Notre Dame announced that the 'Old2Gold' sale as most people know it will cease to exist. Instead, ND is partnering with Goodwill to collect all year-end student donations and those will then be re-sold at the 23 regional locations operated by Goodwill Industries of Michiana. 

Previously the university sold all the items left behind by students during a one day sale that was most recently held at the St. Joseph Co. Fairgrounds. 

Here is ND's release: 


The St. Joseph County Public Library’s annual Science Alive event is happening this weekend at Notre Dame. 

It's designed to get kids engaged and excited about science. Science Alive was created by library staff and board members to address what they consider a lack of STEM education in the U.S.

'The Tempest' Comes To Notre Dame February 5-7

Jan 26, 2020

Shakespeare's The Tempest comes to the stage at Notre Dame February 5-7. The Tempest will be performed at Notre Dame's Washington Hall by Actors From The London Stage. The five-actor ensemble cast is touring the U.S. and each actor portrays multiple roles. Tickets are available for three 7:30pm performances on Wednesday, Feb. 5; Thurs., Feb. 6 and Fri., Feb. 7. Ticket information is available here. 

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According to a news release from Notre Dame a mass in memory of Annrose Jerry will be celebrated Monday, Jan. 27 at 9 p.m. in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. 

University President Fr. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., will preside and Director of Campus Ministry, Fr. Pete McCormick, C.S.C., will preach. All are welcome to attend.