Lilly Hackworth '17 earned the top speaker honor at last weekend's Parli Tournament of Champions. Lilly and her partner, Spencer Dembner, have won 11 championships this year. With this win, they made history, having won the most tournaments in debate history.
Students, faculty and staff enjoyed a morning walk to our downtown place of worship, Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph for a Holy Week service featuring a recreation of the Stations of the Cross. Deacon Ruben Solorio also blessed participants of this year's justice immersion trips, asking God to "Open their hearts to be as wide as the world and let their service be a light that shatters the darkness."
As part of Notre Dame's Career & Life Success Program, students visited Santa Clara University's Law School and learned, first-hand, from women in the field of law.
Distinguished civil rights leader, author, professor and scholar Dr. Clarence B Jones spoke with juniors this week, inspiring them to demand their rights and rights for others. As Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's friend and colleague, he shared personal accounts of the civil rights journey. Dr. Jones left students inspired and moved with his message that "God loves you and so do I."
Each student has the opportunity to develop her leadership skills within the co-curricular program of her choice. Students develop voice and experience in our empowering environment.
In the midst of a rapidly changing world, Notre Dame's spirit and traditions remain. Whether donning crazy costumes for Spirit Week, walking downtown to attend mass, or swaying arm-in-arm while singing the alma mater, generations of women have upheld these traditions and called Notre Dame home.
Notre Dame's progressive culture of solution-finding, resource-sharing, skill-building and partnerships promotes curiosity and creativity within a unique learning environment.
A Notre Dame education extends well beyond the footprint of our downtown San Jose campus, out into the tenth largest city in the United States and the thriving center of Silicon Valley.
I have learned so many things from Notre Dame about leadership, social justice and community through Peer Ministry Leadership Team (PMLT), clubs and the sisterhood we all share at Notre Dame.
— Melissa Yutrzenka, Northeastern University
Thank you, Notre dame, for challenging me, providing me so many opportunities, and helping me to become the person I am today.
— Celine Tran, University of California at Berkeley
In the past four years, I have gained confidence, compassion and awareness from Notre Dame's holistic and interdisciplinary education. ND has allowed me to advocate for gender equality, explore STEM through robotics, and grow as a leader.
— Anisha Patel, Seattle University
Notre Dame has gifed me the ability to articulate my opinions about social injustices and faith. I will also be forever thankful for the wonderful coaches and teammates that have pushed me hard enough to clinch a spot on the track team of my dream college.
— Nirel JonesMitchell, Claremont McKenna College