The Presidency of Rev. John I. Jenkins, CSC Spring 2024

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University President Rev. John I. Jenkins reviews a paper at this desk, which is covered with several other notebooks and documents.

Faith in the Mission

by R. Bruce Dold

Often buffeted by contentious crosswinds of culture, politics and religion, the contemplative Rev. John I. Jenkins, CSC, ’76, ’78M.A., anchored his presidency on Notre Dame’s distinctive identity.

Ryan Murphy stands outside Fisher Hall with his arms folded over the ceremonial oar with a green F that all residents receive.

Once More to the Lake

by Ryan Murphy

The boisterous, absurdist spirit of Fisher Hall’s signature event buoys a resilient community as the unloved building awaits the wrecking ball.

Kurt Petersen and his wife, Anne DeWald Petersen, wear red shirts and hold yellow picket signs at a demonstration for hotel workers' rights.

Organizing Principles

by Sean Callahan ’87

A thirst for social justice drives labor leader Kurt Petersen ’87 in tenacious fights for workers’ rights. Now he’s waging his biggest battle yet — and winning.

An illustration of a woman in a cap and gown and a man in a football uniform standing on a football split in two with cash spilling out.

The Spoils

by Malcolm Moran

As age-old tensions become untenable, once-unimaginable changes upend college sports and promise more tumult to come. Who’s your money on?

Dallas Cowboys kicker Brandon Aubrey prepares to swing his leg through the ball on a field-goal attempt.

A Foot in the Door

by Greg McKenna ’23

Not your average NFL kicker, record-setting newcomer Brandon Aubrey ’17 makes good on the longest of long shots.

An illustration with a pixelated image of Edith Piaf against a background of wires to represent the use of artificial intelligence to recreate her voice.

My Troubles on Her Heart

by Liz Hynes ’17

Édith Piaf’s voice consoled me in hard times. Recreating her singular trembling timbre with artificial intelligence desecrates her artistry and humanity.

Former Notre Dame Magazine editor Kerry Temple sits at his desk surrounded by papers.

Letters to the Editor

Colleagues and friends bid farewell to the retiring Kerry Temple ’74, a quiet man of many words.