Monday, January 4, 2010
The Chronicle of Higher Education
has (what I thought was) a positive and balanced portrait
, "The Priest President," of Fr. John Jenkins and his work as the President of the University of Notre Dame. The piece identifies me as a "vocal critic" (I would have preferred "friendly critic") of the decision to honor President Obama last Spring but also quotes me as noting that Fr. Jenkins carries a "burden", as President, precisely because Notre Dame "matters." I was, all in all, impressed by the respectful way the piece presented Notre Dame's ongoing efforts to be excellent through, and in, its vocation to be an authentically Catholic university. Check it out.