Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Thank You, ND Faculty and Staff, For Your Support!

I would like to be the first to say thank you to our wonderful progressive faculty and staff for standing up in support of student action on behalf of HEI workers. The following letter was printed in Monday's Observer. It brings great joy to our hearts to see faculty and staff so boldly defending the progressive cause. We would love you to personally thank anyone on the list below for their support.

Students uphold Notre Dame mission
by Faculty and Staff

As members of the faculty and staff at Notre Dame, we take seriously the University’s mission statement, which says, “The University seeks to cultivate in its students not only an appreciation for the great achievements of human beings, but also a disciplined sensibility to the poverty, injustice and oppression that burden the lives of so many. The aim is to create a sense of human solidarity and concern for the common good that will bear fruit as learning becomes service to justice.”
We see it as our responsibility to help students learn about the world in which they live and to encourage them to make an impact on that world, so that “learning becomes service to justice.”
Some Notre Dame students recently passed out information on campus regarding what they believe are practices by the HEI Corporation that result in poverty, injustice and oppression. Their actions were peaceful and not disruptive, yet their informational leaflets were confiscated by Notre Dame security police and they are now being subject to disciplinary action by ResLife.
We believe that these students were acting in the best traditions of Notre Dame and living up to the ideals expressed in its mission statement. We do not think that they should be disciplined by the University for doing so. We call upon Father Jenkins to cancel these disciplinary actions.

Heidi Ardizzone
Lance Askildson
Kevin Barry
Mary Beckman
Gail Bederman
Mary Burgess

Annie Coleman
Brian Collier
Mary Rose D’Angelo
Jarett T. DeAngelis
Jean Dibble
E. Jane Doering
Margaret Doody
Julia Douthwaite
Kevin Dreyer
John Duffy
Stephen Fallon
Barbara Fick
Robert Fishman
Judy Fox
Laura Fuderer
Agustin Fuentes
Jill Godmilow
Dan Graff
Stuart Greene
David Hachen
Susan Harris
Peter Holland
Coleen Hoover
Carlos Jerez-Farran
Robert L. Jones, Jr.
Kwan Kim
Janet Kourany
Stephen Lancaster
Cecilia Lucero
Nicole MacLaughlin
Joanne Mack
Karen Manier
Sara L. Maurer
Jim McKenna
Connie Mick
John Monczunski
Darcia Narvaez
Felicia O’Brien
Sean O’Brien
Jessica Payne
Catherine Perry
Richard Pierce
Dianne Pinderhughes
AnnMarie R. Power
Clark Power
Ava Preacher
Anita Rees
Robin Rhodes
Jaime Ros
David Ruccio
Amy Shirk
Valerie Sayers
Sharon Schierling
Kristin Shrader-Frechette
Donald Sniegowski
John Sitter
Jackie Smith
Jim Sterba
Rachel Tomas Morgan
Steve Tomasula
Barbara Turpin
Peter Walshe
Andy Weigert
John Welle
Michelle Wirth
Marty Wolfson

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fuck yeah Dan Graff!

Aly said...

Fuck yeah Ava Preacher! I love that woman.

Anonymous said...

Fuck yeah!

J D said...

Also, Peter Walshe FTMFW.

ShamRockNRoll said...

Jarett & Dan Graff! Woot woot!

I'm so proud to see so many faculty & staff taking a stand like this!

Anonymous said...

Yeah Darcia Narvaez!

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Sarah Furman said...

fuck yes! love them all =)

Liz Furman said...

yes! thanks for posting this henry; i was just thinking i should have written something about it. fuck yeah progressive faculty!!!