Catholicism not the only religion on campus

By Joanna Mikulski '03

Notre Dame’s Catholic identity can make it difficult for non-Catholics to find a place to express their faith. Traditionally only Roman Catholic worship services are held on campus on Sundays.

But contrary to popular belief, Catholicism does not hold a monopoly on campus worship.

Muslims pray every Friday in the nondenominational prayer room in the Coleman-Morse Center, the multipurpose facility built on the site of the former bookstore. And every Wednesday night at 10, in the chapel of men’s dorm Morrissey Manor, Catholic and Protestant students pray together at Interfaith Christian Night Prayer.…

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University gives $100K for architecture prize

By Joanna Mikulski '03

When city planner Léon Krier was awarded the first Richard H. Driehaus Prize for Classical Architecture last March, he received what is believed to be the largest cash prize ever given by Notre Dame to honor the achievement of a single individual: $100,000.

Although the University dispenses monetary awards in the forms of scholarships and endowed professorships, a University spokesman had no recollection of Notre Dame ever having given away a cash prize close to that amount. The annual Laetare Medal, honoring an American Catholic, has no cash award attached. The Notre Dame Award for Distinguished Public Service in Latin America, nearest equivalent to the Driehaus Prize, carries a cash award of $10,000 with an equal sum going to a Latin American charitable organization chosen by the recipient.…

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