Dear Alumni, Parents, and Friends,

Although it may be difficult to imagine, tomorrow marks the official start of summer. Usually, these tranquil months are filled with baseball games, concerts, BBQs, and vacations — activities and pastimes that rejuvenate our minds and spirits. But as we all know, this year is different. Normal is upended as we fight both the global pandemic and racial injustice.

While we can't replace these summertime favorites, we can continue to develop new programming to enable you to connect with ND and one another. I'm pleased to share two current initiatives from across the University and the NDAA.

The ND football team is leading a community gathering at 12:30 p.m. today on campus to recognize and celebrate Juneteenth. Join the Irish in a peaceful prayer and walk in support of equality and unity. ND athletics and the football program will provide coverage on their social channels with an opening prayer from defensive lineman Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa, and remarks from defensive lineman Daelin Hayes, offensive lineman Max Siegel, and Dick Corbett Head Football Coach Brian Kelly.

On ThinkND, the Kylemore Book Club is a free and open, multimedia educational program featuring weekly videos and online discussions that can teach us how literature and film might provide comfort and help us navigate COVID-19 and lockdown.

I'd be remiss if I didn't also acknowledge all of the wonderful fathers and father figures as we celebrate Father’s Day on Sunday. I hope and pray that all dads have a relaxing and enjoyable weekend. Happy Father’s Day to all of our ND dads!

Yours in Notre Dame,
Dolly Duffy ’84
Executive Director
Notre Dame Alumni Association
Kylemore Book Club Launches

The Kylemore Book Club is a free and open, multimedia educational program that uses film and literature to learn how to navigate times of quarantine.
Notre Dame Athletics Hosts Juneteenth Prayer and Walk for Equality

The University of Notre Dame and the Athletic Department invite members of the campus community to gather Friday, June 19, at 12:30 p.m. to recognize and celebrate Juneteenth.
Notre Dame, Howard Announce MLK Day Match-up

The Irish and Bison will square off in men’s basketball on Jan. 18, 2021, at the HBCU in Washington, D.C.
Juneteenth, Black Lives Matter, and Archival Collections

In honor of Juneteenth and Black Lives Matter, RBSC highlights several collections about African American life in the United States over the last century.
Chat with G. Marcus Cole

G. Marcus Cole, the Joseph A. Matson Dean of Notre Dame Law School, and Lou Nanni, Vice President for University Relations, discuss current events and his vision for new initiatives at the Law School.


Eric Atkins: Bigger Than Basketball
Former Notre Dame guard and current Howard assistant coach Eric Atkins ’14 writes about the impact of this season’s matchup between the Irish and Bison.
With Our Own Eyes
Anthony Walton ’82 writes about how video has brought the reality of police violence into full view. Now that we have witnessed these incidents, what is our vision for a more just future?
Immersed From Afar
Students, faculty, and staff found creative ways to maintain their immersion experiences abroad from their living rooms in Illinois, California, or Michigan.
Understand and Fight
As Notre Dame’s laboratories went into hibernation in March, many researchers from various fields looked for ways to pivot their own work toward furthering knowledge of COVID-19.



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