This blog is a place for Notre Dame students and others to share their thoughts on Father Jenkins' forthcoming policy on academic freedom and Catholic identity at Our Lady's University.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Letters to the Administration

To those who are interested in the Catholic character of Notre Dame (especially, but not only students, parents, faculty, and alumni), please write to the following people (listed below, in order of importance) and tell them what you think of Fr. Jenkins' recent decision. Please be respectful, but also firm. (i.e., Read through the statement carefully before writing.) This was intended as a compromise decision, and it is important that Fr. Jenkins know that it will not be viewed as such. Also, please keep in mind that the Monologues are not the central issue here, but that the danger lies in the overall policy, which basically allows autonomy to the various academic departments.
(All of Fr. Jenkins's statements on this topic can be found here.)

Fr. Tyson is Fr. Jenkins's provincial superior, and he is well-known for banning the Monologues at the University of Portland when he was president there. It is also important to write the development office, especially regarding cancelled donations, parents and students reconsidering Notre Dame as an option, etc.

Also if everyone would kindly pass on this information to others who would be interested in writing, we would appreciate it greatly.

Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.
President, University of Notre Dame
400 Main Building
P.O. Box 755
Notre Dame, IN 46556

Rev. David T. Tyson, C.S.C.

Provincial Superior, Congregation of Holy Cross, Indiana Province
54515 State Rd 933 N
P.O. Box 1064
Notre Dame, IN 46556
David.T.Tyson.4 (at)

Department of Development
University of Notre Dame
1100 Grace Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556-5612
Develop.1 (at)

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