Dear Notre Dame Family,

As we navigate this unprecedented era, the news evolves faster than ever. Over the next several weeks, we plan to communicate with you more frequently. Each Saturday, we will deliver a digest of University updates, stories of alumni, parents, and friends, and other content for you and your loved ones. During this time, we will put our usual monthly Echoes email on hold.

While uncertainty and heartbreak have affected us all, we also have witnessed the imagination and resiliency of humanity and the ND family. Many have found creative ways to continue learning, praying, and building community. This week, Fr. Pete McCormick, C.S.C., led a digital Rosary at the Grotto and Fr. Joe Corpora, C.S.C., celebrated “Milkshake Mass,” a special Dillon Hall community tradition. Muffet McGraw, the Karen and Kevin Keyes Family Head Women’s Basketball Coach, organized a food drive in her neighborhood to help those in need.

Below, are a few news items and additional resources we hope you will find meaningful. If you know individuals who are making a difference in fighting to stop the spread of coronavirus or supporting those who are most vulnerable, we invite you to participate in our “Be The Light” campaign to help recognize those heroes.

Be assured of our continued prayers for you, your families, those suffering, and all working to keep us safe and healthy.

Yours in Notre Dame,
Dolly Duffy ’84
Executive Director
Notre Dame Alumni Association
Notre Dame Elects Marie Lynn Miranda Provost

The former provost of Rice University and distinguished scholar has been elected the Charles and Jill Fischer Provost.
Hindsight in 2020

Mary Bernard ’20 reflects on finishing her undergraduate career from home in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Harness the Power of the Notre Dame Network

IrishCompass is the official online community driving professional connections within the ND Network, ready to support alumni in good times and bad.
Big Questions: What To Believe In Uncertain Times

In the age of information (and misinformation), this course will help you learn how to constructively debate, argue, and change or confirm your own beliefs as you find the truth.
Classic Football Game Watch: Texas 2015

Join Dick Corbett Head Football Coach Brian Kelly at 7:30 p.m. ET tonight for a live watch party of the 2015 season opener against Texas.


Providing a Welcome Refuge At The Border
Michael Brennan ’84 is dedicating his empty-nest years to serving refugees at the southern U.S. border.
The Fall of 1918
Margaret Fosmoe ’85 details Notre Dame’s response to the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic.
Being Mercy: Salvation, and the Laundry Left Undone
Rev. Joe Corpora, C.S.C., ’76, ’83 M.Div. reflects on faith and an empty dorm.
Learning from the Self-Distancing Experts
Monks and nuns have been practicing social distance for centuries — see what we have to learn from them.
How to Thrive in Isolation, From a Cancer Survivor
Mary Beth May ’14 M.Div. endured treatment that meant she couldn’t come within 15 feet of anyone else. Here’s how she coped.




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