Indianapolis-based High Alpha Innovation announced this week that it has closed on $17.5 million for its new 1842 Fund, which will invest in startups affiliated with University of Notre Dame faculty, students and members of the greater South Bend and Elkhart communities.
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University of Notre Dame President Rev. John Jenkins is Notre Dame’s 17th president and has served in his position since 2005.
In Indiana, state leaders and others are already worried about the declining college-going rate, which is especially low for Black and Hispanic and Latino students.
Before his 16-year run at the University of Notre Dame, Swarbrick was a prominent attorney in Indianapolis who served as chairman of the Indiana Sports Corp. He helped convince the NCAA to relocate its headquarters to Indianapolis and the NFL to hold the Super Bowl in Indianapolis in 2012.
The National Institutes of Health awarded the grant to the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, a partnership among Indiana University, Purdue University and University of Notre Dame.
SIMBA Chain, which helps customers implement blockchain technology, recently became a preferred vendor for the federal government. This means the company can do business with any federal government agency and can more easily work with other government vendors on projects.
Gov. Eric Holcomb’s visit will tout the Hoosier state as a key place for Asian companies to invest and manufacture computer chips and electric vehicle batteries.
The effort involves manufacturers around the state capturing data about their energy use, then sharing that information to create a “data lake” which businesses and researchers can access.
The private, Catholic research university received donations of $50 million and $30 million from two families. Those two gifts, on their own, accounted for nearly 36% of the roughly $224 million in major gifts given to Indiana institutions by 37 individuals, family foundations or bequests last year.
Defensive coordinator Marcus Freeman would become the second Black head football coach at Notre Dame after Tyrone Willingham (2002-04).
The hiring of Brian Kelly—who has led Notre Dame for the past 12 seasons and eclipsed Knute Rockne for career victories with the storied Fighting Irish—was formally announced Tuesday in yet another blockbuster coaching move in college football.
Brian Kelly became the winningest coach in Notre Dame history earlier this season, surpassing Knute Rockne. No previous head football coach has ever left the Irish to take a job at another school.
Alumnus Harry Fath and his wife, Linda, of Cincinnati, pledged the money exclusively toward aid for undergraduates, Notre Dame officials said.
Fueled with a $36 million Lilly Endowment Inc. grant, the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership has launched AnalytiXIN to promote innovations in data science throughout Indiana.
Notre Dame is among the universities that conferences are eying as they shuffle teams to boost their strength.
Last season, Notre Dame played as a temporary member of the ACC due to COVID-19 rules and went undefeated during the regular season before losing to Clemson 34-10 in the ACC championship game.
Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick said the school went public last week with its decision not to be included in EA Sports’ new college football video game to call attention to a major issue that has not been thoroughly addressed.
Karrah Herring has worked at the University of Notre Dame since 2011 and has been the director of public affairs since 2018. She also served on the university’s human resource’s senior leadership team as director of the Office of Institutional Equity and Title IX coordinator.
Trump’s choice to fill the vacancy of the late liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg potentially opens a new era of rulings on abortion, the Affordable Care Act and even his own election. Democrats were unable to stop the outcome, Trump’s third justice on the court, as Republicans race to reshape the judiciary.