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Economics Alumna is the Catholic Church’s Consultant in Chicago

Author: Bianca Almada

Betsy Bohlen

Though Betsy Bohlen ’90 once enjoyed success as a partner at Chicago’s McKinsey and Co., the business leader always knew she eventually wanted to direct her efforts toward nonprofit work, especially within the Catholic Church. “There was a part of me that always felt that, one of these days, I would serve in a more nonprofit capacity,” Bohlen said. “I think there was a calling for me to do that, to apply my leadership skills there.” Today, she is the chief operating officer of the Archdiocese of Chicago, making her the highest ranking woman in Chicago’s Catholic Church.

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New Burns Fellowship Program Supports Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Research

Author: Carrie Gates

A new interdisciplinary fellowship program launched by the University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Educational Initiatives will train graduate students in state-of-the-art quantitative methods, allowing them to examine the impact of educational policies, programs, and practices. Beginning in fall 2016, the Rev. James A. Burns Fellowship is open to prospective students applying to Ph.D. programs in economics, political science, psychology, and sociology who plan to pursue educational research.

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Letter from the Chair

Author: William Evans


The most gratifying aspect of being a professor at Notre Dame is working with our talented students. In this issue of our newsletter, we provide a glimpse of what makes our job special by highlighting five economics students, past and present, undergrad and graduate.  …

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