For John Burke, Notre Dame’s mock trial program was far more than a chance to don a crisp suit and play lawyer.
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Superior Court Judge Joan Orie Melvin of Pittsburgh, a 1978 Notre Dame alumna who majored in economics, was elected Nov. 3 to a seat on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
Notre Dame’s Alumni Association will present awards to six graduates this fall, including Arts and Letters alumni Maj. Gen. Frederick Roggero (political science ’76), Marc Maurer (Program of Liberal Studies ’74), Paul Geary Jr. (English ’65), and Theodore “Ted” Robinson (American studies ’78).
Several years ago, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., formed a Notre Dame committee to respond to a request made by Cardinal Josef Ratzinger before he became pope, one involving the search for a “common denominator” of universal moral principles. The committee’s work is now available as a book.
Lance Chapman is in elite company. He’s among fewer than 400 college graduates—including three others from Notre Dame—who have won the highly competitive Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Scholarship since the program began in 2002.
In 1988, Kevin Dunay left Notre Dame with a doctoral degree in psychology. This year, he returned to campus with a presidential motorcade.
University of Notre Dame graduates Mark W. and Stacey Miller Yusko of Chapel Hill, N.C., have made a $35 million gift to their alma mater to establish a new undergraduate scholarship program.
Arts and Letters alumnus Miguel H. Diaz will be sworn in Aug. 21 as the United States ambassador to the Holy See. Unable to attend the ceremony because of a previous commitment, Notre Dame’s president, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., has asked two fellow Holy Cross priests to represent him there.