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Christina Brooks is Director of the City of South Bend’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Her husband is former Notre Dame and NFL running back Reggie Brooks, who is now the Director of Student-Athlete Alumni Relations and Engagement at the University of Notre Dame. Together, they reflect on moments from their 28-year marriage.

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The University of Notre Dame

 

Over 10 days and more than 30 events The University of Notre Dame executed their first ‘Idea Week.’ Now that it’s over organizers are looking forward to next year.

Around 16 thousand people went to at least one event during Idea Week.

Things like the McCloskey New Venture Competition, or talks by Daymond Johns and Adam Savage, concerts from The Chainsmokers and Itzhak Perlman.

Nick Swisher is the director of communications at the Idea Center. He said they were glad to see the local residents at the events.

Irish 4 Reproductive Health

 

  A group of students at Notre Dame is seeking clarification on changes to their health care plans that go into effect starting July first. The confusion lies around reproductive health care.

 

The group, Irish 4 Reproductive Health, is circulating a petition demanding clarity on cost and coverage for birth control and other reproductive health services. It’s at 120 signatures and counting.

Innovation Hub

Apr 30, 2018

Monday, April 23 & 30, 2018 at 9 PM

In conjunction with Idea Week at The Unviersity of Notre Dame, WVPE brings two extra broadcasts of Innovation Hub, which can also be heard Sundays at 9 AM on WVPE News2.

Innovation Hub brings the thinkers, researchers, authors, and visionaries who are crafting our future. Hosted by Kara Miller, the show challenges conventional wisdom and showcases creativity in everything from health to the economy.

University of Notre Dame

   The University of Notre Dame’s Idea Week festival kicks off Friday with events on campus including a talk by Patti LuPone.

The festival runs until Sunday April 29th with presentations, competitions and entertainment.

Nick Swisher is with the Idea Center at Notre Dame, the group that’s putting on the festival. He said he hopes the event can grow to be like a South by Southwest for innovation.

“We’re really trying to, I wouldn’t necessarily copy South by Southwest but honor what it’s done.”

Notre Dame women’s basketball player Arike Ogunbowale will appear on the next season of Dancing with the Stars.

Ogunbowale was named the MVP for the NCAA tournament this year which Notre Dame’s women won.

She is a junior at Notre Dame and a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She has said she will return to Notre Dame for her senior year and hopes to repeat the NCAA tournament win.

The season of Dancing with the Stars Ogunbowale will appear in premieres on ABC on Monday April 30th at 8 p.m.

 

Notre Dame is offering tours of its Nuclear Science Laboratory on Friday.

The tour is part of celebrations of the 80th birthday of the lab. It includes presentations on nuclear physics, and views of particle accelerators and reactors.

Tours run from 4:30 to 6. Participants must fill out a waiver and wear long pants and substantial close toed shoes.

 

Various events around Michiana will take place tomorrow in observance of the 50th anniversary of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.’s  assassination.
 

A series of events in South Bend will commemorate the life of Rev. King, including a candlelight vigil at Leighton Plaza by the King Statue at 7:30.
 

University of Notre Dame Athletics

 

The University of Notre Dame Women’s basketball are back in the Hoosier State as the 2018 NCCA champions.

 

This is the first National Championship for Notre Dame Women’s Basketball since 2001.
 

It all came down to a single 3-point shot by Notre Dame’s Arike Ogunbowale. Made with a tenth of a second to go, the shot gave the Irish a 61-58 victory over Mississippi State.
 

The eagles on Notre Dame’s live camera at St. Patrick’s county park are getting ready to hatch.

There will be two eaglet in the nest. They are expected to hatch sometime this weekend.

Once they hatch they will be visible on the nest cam until the end of the summer, when they will leave for good.

In the coming weeks Notre Dame will launch a social media campaign to name the two eaglets.

 

Morning Edition host Michael Linville speaks with Alan Hamlet, an assistant professor of civic and environmental engineering and earth sciences at The University of Notre Dame, about the affects climate change could have on Indiana.

Notre Dames golden dome
Jennifer Weingart / WVPE

 

 A study out of the University of Notre Dame has found that conception rates may be an early indicator of an economic recession. Researchers found declines in conceptions lead the last three recessions by about a year.

 

Researchers at The University of Notre Dame are using wearable technology to study the habits of successful workers.

There have been ways to track success by output since people started working. The aim of the study at Notre Dame is to find out what habits can be tracked that impact that success.

The 21-month study includes 750 participants who will have a wrist-based activity tracker, a mobile app and a bluetooth beacon to record their work and collaboration habits as well as other information.

Jennifer Weingart

 

The NCAA has denied an appeal by The University of Notre Dame after the school’s football wins in 2012 and 2013 were vacated over academic integrity issues.

 

The 2012 season included the NCAA Championship, though Notre Dame lost in the final.

Notre Dame found an undergraduate working as an athletic training assistant wrote or substantially edited assignments for several football players.

NPR

 

Bill Kurtis is a well-known anchorman, news reporter, and narrator, and scorekeeper for Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me. He reported on such stories as the Charles Manson case, the Speck murders and broke the story on the use of Agent Orange in Vietnam. He spoke with WVPE’s Jennifer Weingart on the phone on Monday.

 

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