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Obama’s Commencement Speeches Being Protested

Notre Dame senior Greer Hannan plans to protest President Obama's attendance at her graduation Sunday because of his support of abortion rights. Via USA Today.

Notre Dame senior Greer Hannan plans to protest President Obama's attendance at her graduation Sunday because of his support of abortion rights. Via USA Today.

I don’t know about you, but I think the speaker at any graduation ceremony is very important. That person will hopefully give the graduates and their families some new, deep, thought-provoking words to contemplate on their special day. And, seriously, how cool would it be to have the President of the United States of America speak at your graduation? The most powerful man in the free world, telling you what he thinks you should know before you enter the “grown-up” world. Pretty sweet in my opinion! This year, Obama will be speaking at three universities during the commencement ceremonies. And at two of those three universities, the students are not too happy about it.

Greer Hannan, a senior at Notre Dame, plans to haveĀ a cross and a pair of baby feet printed on her mortar board. She is doing this to protest Obama’s pro-choice stance on abortion. Read the rest of this entry »



President Obama Announces College Tour

The White House announced today which college graduates President Obama will try to inspire at their commencements. barack obama

Obama plans to speak at Arizona State University on May 13, the University of Notre Dame on May 17, and the United States Naval Academy on May 22.

Last May at Wesleyan University in Connecticut, Obama urged students to consider public service, recalling his own decision to work for a small group of churches as a neighborhood organizer in Chicago for “$12,000 a year plus $2,000 for an old, beat-up car,” and how the experience gave him purpose and direction. Read the rest of this entry »



Student Asks for Tuition Donations Online Toward Notre Dame

Rachel Harris (via IWantToGoToNotreDame.com)

Rachel Harris (via IWantToGoToNotreDame.com)

Rachel Harris wants to become a pediatric endocrinologist, and she wants to earn her degree at Notre Dame. But like most college students, she’s struggling with affording the $46,000 annual cost for tuition, room, board, books and transportation. The 17-year-old high school senior has a 3.97 GPA and lives in Muskegon Township, Mich., and while she has already been accepted to the University of Michigan, she has her sights set of one becoming part of the Fightin’ Irish.

Rachel’s making headlines because of her site IWantToGoToNotreDame.com, where she’s asking the public to make donations. As of March 20, she’s already received $1,000. If she doesn’t get accepted to Notre Dame (she’ll know in April), she’ll return all the cash. Read the rest of this entry »





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