Death of The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh

March 25, 1917 - February 26, 2015
Notre Dame, Indiana | Age 97

Former Notre Dame president dies
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By TOM COYNE, The Associated Press

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh transformed the University of Notre Dame into a school known almost as much for academics as for football, even if it meant challenging popes, presidents or legendary football coaches.

And he did it while championing human rights around the globe, from civil rights close to home — he joined hands with Martin Luther King Jr. at a 1964 rally and opened campus doors to women — to...

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