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Hurricane Matthew Kills 3, Can't Stop Football Game

NC State hosts Notre Dame in 'torrential downpour'

(Newser) - Hurricane Matthew killed at least three people when it hit North Carolina on Saturday, the Weather Channel reports. And according to the Chicago Tribune , multiple flood warnings were issued for Raleigh, which was expecting 7 inches of rain. But that didn't stop NC State from hosting its scheduled football... More »

Allegations Against Notre Dame Tutor Get More Graphic

Report alleges she questioned student about frequency of sex with daughter

(Newser) - New allegations have emerged against a former Notre Dame academic coach who is accused of coercing a student into having a sexual relationship with her daughter. The unnamed complainant's lawyers yesterday released a six-page report by an investigator hired by the university that USA Today reports contains "graphic... More »

Notre Dame Tutor Made Students Have Sex With Daughter: Suit

Black plaintiff says sex trysts were 'racially motivated,' 'demeaning'

(Newser) - A black University of Notre Dame student says he was the victim of a "manipulative and predatory scheme" in which a white school employee coerced him into a sexual relationship with her daughter, the South Bend Tribune reports. A lawsuit filed against the school and the employee also alleges... More »

Notre Dame Senior Falls to Death Before Graduation

William Meckling was with friends on roof of sports arena

(Newser) - One day before he was to graduate from Notre Dame, senior William Meckling fell to his death from the roof of a campus building, reports the Chicago Tribune . The school says in a news release that Meckling and friends climbed atop the Joyce Center sports arena, but he apparently lost... More »

Ohio State Prez Steps Down Over Catholic Cracks

Gordon Gee: 'no regrets about having a sense of humor'

(Newser) - Ohio State President Gordon Gee has decided to call time on his gaffe-ridden career after the release of a tape in which he pokes fun at the Catholic leaders of Notre Dame . Gee, a Mormon, says he is stepping down July 1 and the controversy was only part of his... More »

Ohio State Chief: 'Can't Trust Those Damn Catholics'

Gordon Gee is on the apology circuit after his jokes about Notre Dame

(Newser) - Ohio State President Gordon Gee is on the apology trail—familiar turf for him—after the AP got hold of audio in which he makes some unfortunate jokes about the Catholic leaders of Notre Dame. (It's not helping his cause that Gee is Mormon.) He doesn't sound... More »

Notre Dame Suicide: Anti-Gay Marriage 'Sacrifice'?

Venner also slammed African immigration; death hailed as 'political act'

(Newser) - The suicide of a far-right writer/activist at Paris' Notre Dame yesterday is being hailed as a "political act" by other far-right leaders. Dominique Venner, who shot himself in front of an estimated 1,500 people inside the vaunted cathedral, had posted a final essay on his website decrying both... More »

Notre Dame Evacuated After Suicide at Altar

Man reportedly shoots himself

(Newser) - Paris' legendary Notre Dame Cathedral was evacuated today, after a man shot himself in front of the altar, police tell France 24 . The incident occurred around 4pm local time, while the tourist attraction was open to the public. Some 1,500 visitors were cleared out after the man put a... More »

Manti Te'o Picked by Chargers

Notre Dame linebacker was victim of girlfriend hoax

(Newser) - A second-round pick in the NFL draft might be getting more attention than any player who went in the first round. That's because it's Manti Te'o, the former Notre Dame linebacker caught up in the bizarre girlfriend-who-didn't exist hoax from earlier this year. The San Diego... More »

Why Wasn't Notre Dame This Concerned About a Real Girl?

School's handling of sex-assault cases comes under fire

(Newser) - Notre Dame is sticking by Manti Te'o, taking him at his word that he was a victim and not a perpetrator of the non-existent girlfriend hoax . The school promises its own investigation into this "cruel game." But where was this outrage, this determination to get to the... More »

Notre Dame Star's Uplifting Story Was a Hoax

Late girlfriend of Manti Te'o never existed, says Deadspin

(Newser) - Sports website Deadspin has uncovered a doozy of a scoop in the world of college football: This year's inspirational tale of woe about Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o looks to be an elaborate hoax. All season, fans heard how Te'o drew inspiration from girlfriend Lennay Kekua, who... More »

Notre Dame Sues Over Obama Birth Control Mandate

Nation's most prominent Roman Catholic school says it violates constitution

(Newser) - More trouble for the Obama administration's mandate requiring most employers to cover birth control: Now the University of Notre Dame is suing, the AP reports, claiming that the mandate violates religious freedom. Observers had been waiting to see what step Notre Dame would take as the US' most prominent... More »

Notre Dame Star Faces Expulsion for Drunk Driving

Michael Floyd's season on the line after second alcohol-related offense

(Newser) - Notre Dame’s top receiver chose to forgo the NFL and stick around for his senior season this fall; now, that season’s in jeopardy. Michael Floyd was arrested yesterday on an operating while intoxicated charge, police tell the Chicago Tribune . With a 2010 underage drinking citation already on Floyd’... More »

Football Players Barred From Mexico During Sun Bowl

Too dangerous to cross the border in El Paso, officials warn

(Newser) - Notre Dame and Miami Hurricanes football players have been barred from crossing into Mexico while staying in El Paso for the Sun Bowl. Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly even confiscated his team's passports before the Fighting Irish flew to Texas as a precaution, reports AP . Both teams met with police... More »

Prosecutors Won't Try Notre Dame Rape Case

Because Lizzy Seeberg's suicide makes report inadmissible

(Newser) - A county prosecutor has decided not to bring charges in response to allegations that a University of Notre Dame football player sexually assaulted freshman Elizabeth “Lizzy” Seeberg—in part because Seeberg killed herself, making her statements to campus police inadmissible in court. Neither the player accused of the assault... More »

Tower Collapse Kills Notre Dame Student

His tweets reveal panic about safety in heavy winds atop structure

(Newser) - A Notre Dame student filming football practice was killed when the video tower he was on collapsed yesterday. Declan Sullivan, 20, was shooting the practice for the university's Department of Athletics when the hydraulic scissor lift, which stretched higher than the goal posts, toppled over, reports the South Bend Tribune... More »

The Real Quasimodo Discovered

Historical hunchback was stonemason, not bell-ringer

(Newser) - There really was a hunchback of Notre Dame, the newly discovered memoirs of a 19th-century sculptor have revealed. References to a hunchback stonemason in the diaries of Henry Sibson, a British sculptor who went to Paris to work on the restoration of Notre Dame around the time Victor Hugo penned... More »

Joe Montana's Son Among 8 ND Football Players Arrested

Campus party got a wee bit out of control

(Newser) - Must have been some party: Cops in South Bend, Indiana, sent more than 40 people to the county jail last night after breaking up a college bash. Most are charged with underage drinking, and notable arrestees include Nate Montana, son of Joe Montana, who will be battling for the school's... More »

Colleges That Pay Off

These schools offer a good return on investment

(Newser) - Which colleges pay off? PayScale crunched the numbers to compute the best returns on investment—by comparing the cost of a degree against what its students earn upon graduation—and Huffington Post rounds up the best of the bunch:
  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: annual ROI: 12.6%; 30-year ROI: $1.
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Notre Dame Names First Black Valedictorian

Katie Washington and her 4.0 GPA are bound for medical school

(Newser) - Notre Dame will honor its first African-American valedictorian at Sunday's graduation ceremony, Dawn Turner Trice writes for the Chicago Tribune : 21-year-old Katie Washington. The biological sciences major beat out two other candidates with her stellar CV, which includes a 4.0 GPA and co-authorship of a major research paper. "... More »

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