President Obama's appearance at the University of Notre Dame's Commencement in May of 2009 was highly controversial -- that we all know. What we didn't know was it's impact financially on Notre Dame. CatholicCulture.org is reporting that financial contributions fell by more than $120 million during the fiscal year of Obama's visit. It was the "imperfect storm" that year for Notre Dame; the Obama controversy, the economy and a 3-9 football season. Here's a link to the story:
Season 17 of CBS's The Amazing Race has a Domer (Thomas Wolfard '02) and his girlfriend (Jill Haney) holding their own in this globe trotting adventure race. Last night's race began in Sweden and ended in Norway -- with our favorite team -- finishing in THIRD PLACE! When they reached the finish line, Thomas was sporting his Notre Dame Fighting Irish t-shirt. Eleven teams began The Amazing Race, now seven remain. Rumor has it the race will be moving to Russia next Sunday. Here's a few links below to this week's episode and an interview of Thomas and Jill.