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IDEA Center Student Intern Stories: Isel Otero Torres (ND '21) will join Accenture as a Consultant

Author: Emily Tyson

Isel Otero Torres is a senior at Notre Dame, majoring in management consulting and French. She grew up in South Bend and most of her family is still nearby. “When my mother learned I would be attending Notre Dame and not leaving for a school in California, she was very happy,” she says.

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Scholar Profile: Building and Supporting Healthy Communities

Author: Sarah Kubinski

“Today, after our warm up, I’ve got a pyramid for you guys: three sets of the first group, two sets in the second group and then one for the last exercises. I’m going to put the sequences in the chat, in case you get ahead of me. And remember to ask for modifications if you need them. You got this!” Groans and smiles came from the grid of faces on the screen. It was Tuesday evening and time for Get Fit with La, a three-times weekly HIIT/cardio blast workout session run by sophomore Carlondrea (Lala) Petty. Staff, scholars/alums, family and friends were logged in and ready to get fit. Program Manager, Amanda Hammond approached Lala in the Spring to start workouts and mental wellness breaks to connect with students who were wound tightly from trying to do Notre Dame’s rigorous curriculum from their bedrooms. Greatly surpassing the original idea of quick drop-in workouts, Lala created an amazing community of friends getting mentally and physically stronger and more confident in what their bodies could do. 

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New initiative will tackle racism’s core concepts

Author: Kevin Fye

Prompted by recent killings and the social upheaval arising in their aftermath, our nation has awakened to the brutality of institutional racism and the violence to human dignity it has wrought in communities of color, now and throughout America’s history. Many who had previously failed to recognize and understand the structures of racism are now seeking to educate themselves.…

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Keep Up Hope

Author: Vivian Nweze

Covid19, alias CoronaVirus, aka Miss Rona, is the first time in 101 years that a pandemic of this magnitude has disrupted the world. This letter does not serve the purpose of reprimanding or educating us all on the intense medical significance of this disease. All the information you need for you and your family to stay safe is available on trusted websites such as the CDC.gov and Coronavirus.nd.edu. I want to take this moment to remind us all of something that spreads a lot faster and is immensely more powerful than any virus known to man: Compassion. …

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2020 McCloskey New Venture Competition Results

Author: Nicholas Swisher

The 20th McCloskey New Venture Competition awarded more than $400,000 in cash and in-kind prizes today during a livestream ceremony that culminated the event. The competition was held online this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

NearWave received the $50,000 McCloskey Grand Prize for teams founded by University of Notre Dame students or alumni. Viewtique received the $50,000 Startup South Bend-Elkhart/Elevate Ventures Grand Prize for community-based teams. …

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Podcast catches up with Prathm Juneja, Notre Dame’s newest Rhodes Scholar

Author: Ted Fox

With a Side of Knowledge is a podcast produced by the Office of the Provost at the University of Notre Dame. The 13th episode of the show’s third season, “On the Rhodes Scholarship and Making Yourself Useful,” was released Thursday, Feb. 13, and features Prathm Juneja, who this past November was named to the American Rhodes Scholar Class of 2020, becoming the 20th Rhodes Scholar in Notre Dame history.

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Notre Dame Startup SIMBA Chain Awarded $9.5 Million Contract From U.S. Navy to Deploy Secure Messaging Solutions, a First for Blockchain

Author: The IDEA Center

University of Notre Dame startup SIMBA Chain has announced it has been awarded a five-year Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase III contract (N68335-20-F-0012) from the Naval Air Warfare Center in San Diego, Cal., to deploy a secure, blockchain-based messaging and transaction platform, a critical need of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). The $9.5 million award is the first and one of the largest SBIR

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Siegfried Day of Man

Author: Daily Domer Staff

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Siegfried Hall tradition "Day of Man," a fundraiser for the South Bend Center for the Homeless. Siegfried residents wear shorts and t-shirts in cold weather to show solidarity with the homeless. The red cups are for donations. Photo by Matt Cashore/copyright University of Notre Dame.

 

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What's Next for Ireland?

Author: Clare O'Hare

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With Brexit finally behind us, what is next for the EU? In Ireland at least, it is a return to politics as usual. Once it was clear that Boris Johnson had won a large majority in last year’s UK general election and that the January 31st Brexit date would stand, the question for Ireland was when the general election be held. In mid-January, the Irish premier (the Taoiseach) announced that the election would be on Saturday, February 8 2020 – the first Saturday general election since the Westminster election of 1918. The 1918 election was an historic election for Ireland, as it saw the enacting of the first Dáil (Irish parliament) when two thirds of the winning candidates refused to take their seats in Westminster

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