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College admissions scandal highlights inability of the IRS to provide even basic oversight for most charities

Author: Shannon Roddel

The sweeping college admissions scandal involving dozens of wealthy and famous parents, test administrators and college coaches charged with attempting to rig the system highlights a little-known truth about charities, according to a Notre Dame Law School professor.

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Madrasa Discourses initiative receives 2-year Templeton Grant extension

Author: Hannah Heinzekehr

The Madrasa Discourses project, an effort to equip Islamic religious leaders with the tools necessary to confidently engage pluralism, modern science and new philosophies, has received a two-year grant extension from the John Templeton Foundation. The project, launched in 2016 by Ebrahim Moosa, professor of Islamic studies and primary investigator for Madrasa Discourses, is part of the Contending Modernities research initiative at Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and Keough School of Global Affairs.

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Research demonstrates how immunotherapy may be effective for fighting TB

Author: Deanna Csomo McCool

In part because of its resistance to many antibiotics, tuberculosis kills approximately 1.7 million people worldwide each year. But new research from Notre Dame suggests that structures released by the infected cells may be used in tandem with antibiotics to boost the body’s immune system, helping fight off the disease.

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US remains stagnant in climate change vulnerability and readiness, new data show

Author: Brandi Klingerman

For the fourth year in a row, the United States has ranked 15th in Notre Dame’s Global Adaptation Initiative (ND-GAIN) Country Index. The annual index ranks 181 countries on vulnerability to extreme climate events such as droughts, superstorms and other natural disasters as well as readiness to successfully implement adaptation solutions.

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Alumna Alexis Doyle, 2017 Rhodes Scholar, named Knight-Hennessy Scholar

Author: Erin Blasko

Notre Dame alumna Alexis Doyle, a 2017 Rhodes Scholar, has been invited to study at Stanford University next year as one of 75 Knight-Hennessy Scholars—and as the first Knight-Hennessy Scholar from Notre Dame. Established in 2016, the Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program offers full funding, including tuition and academic, living and travel expenses, for students enrolled in one of Stanford’s more than 200 graduate and professional programs.

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