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Wed Oct 7, 2020, 08:19 PM

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

Source: New York Times

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.

By Kathleen Gray and Shawn Hubler
Oct. 7, 2020
Updated 5:56 p.m. ET

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — As college leaders deliberated whether to bring students back to campus, none led the charge for reopening more forcefully than the president of the University of Notre Dame.

The Rev. John I. Jenkins, the university’s president and a 66-year-old Catholic priest with degrees in philosophy and divinity, was among the first to invite students back for dorm life, intercollegiate sports and face-to-face classes, arguing in a New York Times Op-Ed in May that the college had a moral obligation to not be crippled by fear. He also seemed humble about the challenge: When he forgot social distancing rules as he posed for pictures with students returning to campus in August, he issued a public apology.

But all the humility in the world might not have spared Father Jenkins from the storm of protest he now faces over the latest news from South Bend: that he not only violated his own health rules — appearing without a mask at a White House reception last month for Judge Amy Coney Barrett, a Supreme Court nominee and former Notre Dame Law School professor — but also is infected with the coronavirus himself.

Students have petitioned for his resignation, angry over what they consider his hypocrisy as well as the rising tide of infections on campus. Others have reported him to a coronavirus hotline for violating his own mask mandate. The student newspaper called the affair “embarrassing” in an editorial. And the faculty senate stopped one vote short on Tuesday night of considering a vote of no confidence in his leadership.

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Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/07/us/notre-dame-president-covid.html

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hibbing Oct 2020 #1
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Wed Oct 7, 2020, 08:25 PM

1. Good

I posted that day that if I was faculty or student I would be asking for his resignation. After all the money universities have spent to try to mitigate cases, he goes and is crammed in with people most of who of course do not have masks on. But yeah, pro-life.


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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Oct 7, 2020, 08:27 PM

2. K/R Will the president or school be paying medical bills

those infected at the school?

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Oct 7, 2020, 08:30 PM

3. Good

This Dumbass needs to resign and do so yesterday.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Oct 7, 2020, 08:30 PM

4. as well they should be!

What would Theodore Hesburgh do???

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