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Arts and Letters alumna builds international banking career

August 31, 2017 Jacob McKenna

By Dorothy Wallheimer

Linda Parish

When Linda Wilbert Parish enrolled at Notre Dame in fall 1973—the year after the University first admitted women—she was one of only about 400 female students on campus.

It didn’t take long for her to find herself at home, though, helping launch the women’s tennis team and majoring in American studies Read More >

AMST Major Irla Atanda awarded Gilman International Scholarship

August 30, 2017 Jacob McKenna

By Joya Helmuth


Arts and Letters undergraduates Irla Atanda and Abigail Awodele have been awarded the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairsto study abroad during the summer 2017 term Read More >

JED Minor Cassidy McDonald among recipients of international scholarships

August 29, 2017 Jacob McKenna

Author: Brittany Collins Kaufman

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program, the National Science Foundation, the Rhodes Trust, and other organizations have awarded scholarships and fellowships to 23 members of the College of Arts and Letters’ Class of 2017. Read More >

Discovering the Limitations of Statues

August 21, 2017 Rebecca Corrente

In this New York Times article, Erika Doss discusses the varying value of monuments.  “Memorials and monuments have a life span, not unlike the human body. They’re symbols at certain moments. Values change, histories change.” Read More >

Presidency of Donald Trump... In chaos, and at a crossroads

August 07, 2017 Rebecca Corrente

This week, the US president's approval rating dipped below 40 percent for the first time as the Republican party started to question its allegiance to Trump. Now the future of his presidency hinges on the outcome of an inquiry into Russian election meddling and whether the new chief of staff can restore order in the West Wing, writes Professor Robert Schmuhl. Read More >

Kelly comes into a 'battle-weary and battle-prone' White House

August 01, 2017 Rebecca Corrente

Bob Schmuhl, Professor of American Studies at the University of Notre Dame, analyzes the ousting of Anthony Scaramucci as Donald Trump's communications chief.  Listen to the RTE Radio 1 Morning Ireland interview here Read More >