Monday, May 21, 2012
It was announced that the employees honored tonight represented 6,300 Years of service to the University of Notre Dame -- think about that!
One of my colleagues, Augie Freda (in photo) received one of the five major awards this evening -- as he was awarded the Presidential Leadership Award for his great work for the University of Notre Dame. Augie Freda is well deserving of every honor he receives!
In addition, I had the great fortune of sitting next to "Notre Dame royalty" in the form of one Sally Almassy (photo with Augie). Now, you may not know the name or face -- but, if you've ever called the University of Notre Dame's main phone number you'll know Sally's distinctive voice and delivery of; "THIS, IS THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME."
Sally was honored for her fifteen years of service to Notre Dame. And, on the other side of me sat another colleague of mine, Jennielea Vidrich -- who was honored for TWENTY years of service to Notre Dame!
Congratulations to Augie, Sally, Jennielea and all of our colleagues at the University of Notre Dame -- you make this institution special!
Posted by Jim Small at 9:49 PM
Here's how the media is reporting the lawsuit Notre Dame filed this morning against the HHS mandate. The federal lawsuit is believed to be the first complaint ever filed by Notre Dame against the federal government -- in the University's 170 year history.
LINK: FOX NEWS
LINK: ABC NEWS
LINK: CBS NEWS
LINK: WASHINGTON POST
LINK: WALL STREET JOURNAL
Posted by Jim Small at 3:27 PM
Notre Dame's lawsuit was one of twelve filed this morning by 43 plaintiffs challenging the constitutionality of the regulation. In the suit; Kathleen Sebelius (Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) is sued in her official capacity, as is Hilda Solis (Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor) and Timothy Geitner (Secretary of the U.S. Department of Treasury)
Here's a link to Notre Dame's official release along with a link to a copy of the actual complaint:
LINK: NOTRE DAME FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST HHS MANDATE
LINK: COPY OF NOTRE DAME'S COMPLAINT
Posted by Jim Small at 11:09 AM