Alito’s Call to Arms to Secure Religious Liberty

The challenge, he says, is to convince people who are not religious that religion is worth special protection.

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How We Mourn Covid’s Victims

In Britain, artists lit a structure aflame. At the Jersey Shore, names were carved on shells and rocks. With more than six million dead, memorials have evolved along the way.

#cambridge-university, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #england, #grief-emotion, #johannesburg-south-africa, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #university-of-notre-dame

N.C.A.A. Women’s Tournament: N.C. State Somehow Escapes Notre Dame

Notre Dame led for much of the game. Then Raina Perez of North Carolina State drove in for a layup.

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N.C.A.A. Women’s Tournament: South Carolina and Texas Advance to the Round of 8

South Carolina, the top overall seed, beat North Carolina, while Texas topped Ohio State in a game that came down to the final seconds.

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Olivia Miles, a Freshman, Leads Notre Dame Into the Round of 16

The point guard became the first freshman — woman or man — to record a triple-double in the N.C.A.A. tournament. Now she has Notre Dame playing in the round of 16 on Saturday.

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N.C.A.A. Women’s Tournament: What to Watch as the Round of 16 Begins

All four No. 1 seeds remain and two, South Carolina and Stanford, are in action on Friday, as is Creighton, one of two No. 10 seeds still in the field.

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N.C.A.A. Women’s Tournament: What to Watch as the Field Narrows to 16

Eight games on Monday will determine the rest of the field for the round of 16, which begins Friday.

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March Madness: What to Watch in Sunday’s Games

Eight games on Sunday will determine the final contenders who will advance to the round of 16, which begins Thursday.

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N.C.A.A. Women’s Tournament: UConn Handles Mercer

The second-seeded Huskies got a balanced effort and 12 points in 25 minutes from the star guard Paige Bueckers.

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Women’s March Madness: What to Watch on Day 2

If you’re looking for underdogs to root for, plenty of teams playing on Saturday are looking for their first taste of tournament glory.

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March Madness: Auburn Stifles Upset and More Results

Auburn saw another No. 2 seed, Kentucky, get taken down. It resolved not to have the same first-round fate.

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Notre Dame’s Paul Atkinson Left Ivy League for N.C.A.A. Tournament Success

Losing last year’s season to the pandemic, and other Ivy League rules, led to an exodus of talent. One of those players, Paul Atkinson, hit a game-winning shot for Notre Dame in the N.C.A.A. tournament.

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In Lawsuit, Yale and Other Elite Colleges Are Accused of Limiting Financial Aid

The federal lawsuit against Yale, M.I.T. and other colleges is the latest legal action to question admissions practices.

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Big Contracts, Big Buyouts, Big Pressure: College Football Coaches Hit the Jackpot

Brian Kelly will earn at least $9 million a year at L.S.U., which is paying its old coach almost $17 million to step aside. Top universities have become steppingstones to other top gigs.

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Brian Kelly Will Leave Notre Dame for L.S.U.

A top coach is reportedly heading to the Southeastern Conference, the latest in a series of moves at some of the country’s most storied college football programs.

#brian-kelly, #football-college, #louisiana-state-university, #university-of-notre-dame

Jack Coan and Notre Dame Beat His Old Team, Wisconsin

Jack Coan, who transferred to Notre Dame from Wisconsin, looked more solid than his Badger replacement, though he left the game in the third quarter with an injury.

#football-college, #university-of-notre-dame, #university-of-wisconsin-madison

Alabama and Ohio State Reach the National Title Game With Runaway Wins

Notre Dame never really threatened the Crimson Tide in their College Football Playoff semifinal, and then Ohio State rolled over Clemson.

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What to Watch in the College Football Playoff Semifinals

Alabama will play Notre Dame and Clemson will meet Ohio State in College Football Playoff semifinals on Friday as a chaotic season nears its end.

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Alabama Leads Rankings as College Football Playoff Field Is Set

The semifinals will be played on Jan. 1 in Louisiana and Texas, with the national championship scheduled for the Miami area on Jan. 11.

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College Football Playoff Faces Tricky Call After Messy Year

An unconvincing win by Ohio State and several odd circumstances during the pandemic have left the College Football Playoff with a jumble to consider.

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College Sports Has Reported at Least 6,629 Virus Cases

The N.C.A.A. does not track coronavirus cases, but a New York Times analysis shows the pandemic’s toll across college athletics. Many universities have kept their case counts from the public.

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They Welcomed Dozens for Thanksgiving. Now What?

For decades, a couple have been the unofficial parents for many Black students at Notre Dame. This year, that family is scattered, reflecting on the year’s crises.

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Paul Hornung, Midcentury Football’s ‘Golden Boy,’ Is Dead at 84

His dazzling play at Notre Dame, a Hall of Fame Career with the Green Bay Packers, matinee-idol looks and a playboy image made him a national celebrity in the ’50s and ’60s.

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Trading Blame and Worry, Notre Dame Grapples With Celebration’s Fallout

The university’s president promised strict punishments for students who break virus protocols. But his credibility on campus is wearing thin.

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Pete Buttigieg Dropped Out of the Presidential Race and Wrote a Best Seller

In “Trust,” the wunderkind politician underscores the importance of what he calls “overlapping circles of belonging.”

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8 Million Have Slipped Into Poverty Since May as Federal Aid Has Dried Up

Two new studies show the effect of the emergency $2 trillion package known as the Cares Act and what happened when the money ran out.

#columbia-university, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #poverty, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #university-of-chicago, #university-of-notre-dame

Rooted in Faith, Representing a New Conservatism: Amy Coney Barrett’s Path to a Court Pick

As Judge Barrett’s confirmation hearings are set to begin, her background and résumé mark a stark departure from more traditional nominees to the Supreme Court.

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Notre Dame’s President Faces an Angry Campus After Getting the Coronavirus

Students and faculty are furious that the Rev. John I. Jenkins failed to wear a mask at a White House ceremony and then later tested positive for the virus.

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To Conservatives, Barrett Has ‘Perfect Combination’ of Attributes for Supreme Court

Judge Amy Coney Barrett is regarded as the leading contender to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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Notre Dame Shifting to Online Classes to Control Coronavirus Outbreak

After 147 people tested positive for the coronavirus, the school said it would shift to remote instruction for two weeks and send students home if cases continue to grow.

#colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #quarantines, #university-of-north-carolina, #university-of-notre-dame

College in the Coronavirus Pandemic: No Fall Break and Home by Thanksgiving

As universities announce plans to bring back students, a pattern is emerging: shorter semesters to avoid late-fall infections.

#autumn-season, #chapman-university, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #creighton-university, #e-learning, #rice-university, #university-of-notre-dame, #university-of-south-carolina

Notre Dame Plans to Reopen Its Campus in the Fall

The university said on Monday that the fall semester will begin and end earlier than usual, without breaks, to minimize the chances for students to bring the coronavirus back to campus.

#american-council-on-education, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #indiana, #university-of-notre-dame

Without Fans, Some College Football Games Won’t Make Financial Sense

There are nearly 30 games scheduled for neutral sites in the coming season. Financially, they become somewhat untenable if the coronavirus forces them to go without fans.

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