For months, Notre Dame’s campus sat quiet, emptied of students since the pandemic broke out in March. But in mid-June, the spirit of activism — which had been brewing nationwide since the death of George Floyd — finally spilled over the campus gates. Notre Dame’s football team assembled a rally for racial justice celebrating Juneteenth, the holiday commemorating the end of American slavery.
The Notre Dame Center for Career Development hosted its first virtual career fair last month, bringing together over 2,600 students and 242 employers in an event they had been anticipating since Notre Dame went online last spring.
When gearing up to return back to campus, many students were concerned about their chances of contracting COVID-19, on top of many other perilous threats. In the scramble, we never saw the bees coming.