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Law and Politics

The Catholic Labor Network: A Conversation with Clayton Sinyai

What do labor unions and the Church have in common? For Clayton Sinyai, the answer to that question is a countercultural emphasis on solidarity. He is the executive director of...

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Global Affairs

Discovering Global Solidarity in the Local Community

Quinn McKenna is a Notre Dame junior who participated in the center’s Global Learning and Living Community (GLLC) during the summer of 2021. Following the cancellation of summer...

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Religion and Philosophy

Recognizing the Dignity of Every Person

Dylan Schwaegel has been working with Our Lady of the Road on emergency rental services during the pandemic. In partnership with the county, they use federal funds to help those...

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Law and Politics

Justice in the World of Work

Kevin Cassidy is the director of the International Labor Organization (ILO) Office for the United States and Canada. The ILO brings the government, workers, and employers to the...

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Health and Society

Taking Education Beyond the Walls of the Classroom

Madeline Owen is the newly selected valedictorian of the University of Notre Dame’s Class of 2021 and is graduating with a neuroscience and behavior major and a poverty studies...

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Health and Society

Student Talk 101

As the semester draws to a close, we decided to kick it with a few students to see how their school experience has been. Check it out!

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Health and Society

VFX Superstar

Kendra Washington-Bass '94 is a Notre Dame alumna and recently her son, Julian Bass, became known as the VFX Superstar of social media. Find out how he did it!

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Religion and Philosophy

The Connection Between Religion and Ecology

Rabbi Yonatan Neril is the Founder and Executive Director of the Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development (ICSD). The ICSD reveals the connection between religion and ecology...

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Health and Society

The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health

Tap in to the conversation with the author of, The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health, Dr. Rheeda Walker.

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Health and Society

Never Underestimate What a Small Group of People Can Do

Heidi Beidinger-Burnett, Ph.D., is president of the St. Joseph County Board of Health, director of the Master of Science in Global Health Program at the University of Notre Dame,...

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Health and Society

Are We There Yet: Doctors (Part 2)

How many dentists do you know have their face on a bus in New York City? Listen in to see how the pandemic has affected her career. Host: Emorja RobersonGuest: Dr. Aaleeyah Pringle

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Health and Society

Converting Motels into Shelter

In October, Leah Coming came on as a staff member with Motels4Now, a new model of a low barrier shelter for those experiencing homelessness. Low barrier shelters welcome those...

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