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Obama, Notre Dame, And Catholic Higher Education

[Updated: 4:35 CST, 3/24] Notre Dame invited President Barack Obama to speak at its upcoming commencement ceremony. He accepted. The current plan is that he will also be awarded an honorary doctorate of laws. The linked article reports that “Obama will be the sixth U.S. president since Dwight Eisenhower to speak at a Notre Dame commencement.” This Yahoo article reports that the other past presidents to speak include: 2001—President George W. Bush.1992—President George H.W. Bush1981—President Ronald Reagan1977—President Jimmy Carter1960—President Dwight Eisenhower Some concerned alums and non-alum Catholics are opposed to Obama giving the commencement. The leader of the Fort Wayne-South Read more