From the ND Newswire:
The following statement from Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame, is in response to the decision by Mary Ann Glendon to decline acceptance of the University’s Laetare Medal:
“We are, of course, disappointed that Professor Glendon has made this decision. It is our intention to award the Laetare Medal to another deserving recipient, and we will make that announcement as soon as possible.”
If Notre Dame finds someone to accept the award this year, it will be interesting to see how ND announces it, how ND and the recipient deal with all the publicity that continues to surround this year’s commencement, and how the recipient will distance him/herself from the scandal ND has caused by choosing President Obama as commencement speaker and honorary doctorate recipient.