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After His Own COVID Misstep, Notre Dame Leader Scolds Students

Jenkins 'very disappointed' after students rush football field to celebrate

(Newser) - The president of Notre Dame—who tested positive for COVID-19 after attending a White House event—says he was "very disappointed" to see students ignoring social distancing rules after the Fighting Irish scored a massive win Saturday night. Thousands of fans, some not wearing masks, rushed the field and...

Notre Dame Cancels Classes After COVID Spike

Rise in cases traced to off-campus gatherings

(Newser) - Notre Dame University on Tuesday canceled in-person undergraduate classes for two weeks after a spike of coronavirus cases that occurred since the semester began Aug. 10. University president the Rev. John Jenkins said there have been 147 confirmed cases of coronavirus on campus since the start of classes for the...

Medical Examiner Releases Regis Philbin's Cause of Death

88-year-old entertainer died of heart disease

(Newser) - Heart disease led to the death of retired TV host Regis Philbin last week at age 88. Officials in a Connecticut medical examiner's office said the cause of death was "myocardial infarction due to coronary artery disease and hypertension," per USA Today . Philbin's family had cited...

Big Schools Starting to Flesh Out Fall Plans

Notre Dame bringing back students two weeks early, will skip fall break

(Newser) - Colleges are starting to nail down their plans for the fall, and the approaches already are wide-ranging. The California state university system, for example, will not have students return this fall and will instead continue online classes. But Notre Dame is taking an opposite approach—it's bringing back students...

A Disappointing 200-Year First for Notre Dame

There will be no Christmas services this year

(Newser) - The Nazis didn't keep Notre Dame Cathedral from celebrating Christmas Mass. Fire will. CNN reports the blaze that ravaged the Paris cathedral in April will prevent it from holding Christmas services, marking the first time that's happened in two centuries. Cathedral rector Patrick Chauvet tells the AP he...

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Notre Dame Fire: 'Everything Is Collapsing'

Firefighters in Paris may not be able to save the iconic cathedral

(Newser) - Paris' iconic Notre Dame is burning, and it may be doomed. France's interior minister says it "is not certain" the 850-year-old cathedral can be saved, reports AFP . The AP initially reported flames and smoke could be seen pouring from the base of the building's spire, which was...

Baylor Loses Star Player in Frightening Scene, Wins Title

Lady Bears are champs for first time since 2012

(Newser) - Baylor recovered after blowing a 17-point lead and losing a star player, beating Notre Dame 82-81 for the NCAA women's basketball championship Sunday night when 2018 tournament hero Arike Ogunbowale missed a foul shot in the final seconds. Chloe Jackson made a layup to put Baylor ahead with 3....

Mom Blasts 'Blackly Naked' Butts of Notre Dame Students

Mother's letter to student paper calls out 'legging problem' on campus

(Newser) - A woman who IDed herself as a "Catholic mother of four sons" called out "a problem that only girls can solve" in a letter Monday to the University of Notre Dame's student newspaper—but her note is having the opposite effect of what she wanted. In her...

Watch the Shot That Knocks Out Mighty UConn

Notre Dame women advance to finals

(Newser) - UConn coach Geno Auriemma and the Huskies have dropped two of their last 149 games. Last-second overtime shots ended their season each time. At the Final Four. A year after their 111-game winning streak was stopped by a historic shot by Morgan William and Mississippi State, the Huskies fell Friday...

Notre Dame Grads Silently Walk Out on Pence

Stood up and exited as vice president began his address

(Newser) - Dozens of graduates and family members—about 150 of them, per one report—silently stood and walked out Sunday as Vice President Pence began his address at Notre Dame's commencement ceremony. Pence, the former governor of Indiana, was invited to speak after Notre Dame students and faculty protested the...

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...

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...

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...

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...

UConn Women Rout Notre Dame for 9th Title

They join men as national champions with 79-58 win

(Newser) - Geno Auriemma and Connecticut stand alone in women's college basketball, and they reached the top in unprecedented fashion. The Huskies routed Notre Dame 79-58 in the first championship game featuring undefeated teams, winning their record ninth national title and their second in a row. Auriemma broke a tie with...

Notre Dame Sues Feds Over Birth Control Mandate

University says federal mandate crimps its religious freedom

(Newser) - Add Notre Dame to the groups taking legal action over new federal rules that make it mandatory to cover birth control in health insurance plans. The Catholic university filed suit today in South Bend, Ind., reports the AP . The lawsuit says ObamaCare violates the school's religious freedom given that...

Coming Soon: Notre Dame ... Perfume

And it will set you back only $62

(Newser) - The smell of Notre Dame doesn't come cheap. The university says Gold Eau De Toilette for men and Lady Irish Eau De Parfum will be available this fall, with 3.4-ounce bottles expected to retail for $62. The Cloudbreak Group—the folks behind a scent for the New York...

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...

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...

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...

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