The University of Notre Dame on Thursday announced the formation of a committee of 13 individuals who will help advise on the display of the Christopher Columbus mural images that line corridor walls in the Main Building. The Rev. John I. Jenkins, Notre Dame’s president, in January announced he had decided the university will cover the painted mur...

The University of Notre Dame's decision to cover murals that commemorate the arrival of Christopher Columbus to the New World, can readily be debated as a point of history about an Italian navigator whose genius and grit changed mankind forever…and ultimately for the better.  Instead, let’s look at the murals as art.  Art, it seems, is more sacred...

Dear Fr. Jenkins, We are writing to express our deepest and most sincere concerns regarding the recent decision to cover up the Luigi Gregori murals in the Main Building. We firmly believe that the murals possess a cultural and historical value that transcends the concerns articulated in your recent e-mail detailing the decision to cover them up. I...

As a self-proclaimed connoisseur of all things pasta, I’m always on the lookout for a true Italian restaurant that moves the needle.  Such a place exists on the near south side of Indy that not only moves the needle, but cranks the volume up to eleven (that’s a This is Spinal Tap reference for you non-movie geeks). Iozzo’s Garden of Italy is locate...

A seductive love story, political drama and a mix of historical figures will all come together 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1-2 and 8-9 in the Musical Arts Center’s first opera of the semester, “Giulio Cesare.” This Italian opera, set in 48 B.C. ancient Egypt, tells the story of Cleopatra and Julius Caesar.  Caesar is attempting to add Egypt to the Roman Empire....

By now you have heard that the president of Notre Dame, under pressure from students and Native American groups, has agreed to cover up murals of Christopher Columbus. Executive Board Member of the Italian American One Voice Coalition Andre DiMino has been speaking about this issue on sixteen different radio stations all week- including the Indiana...

The president of Notre Dame, the Rev. John Jenkins, told Fox News on Thursday that his decision to cover campus murals depicting Christopher Columbus wasn't intended to conceal anything. Rather, he said, the goal was to tell “the full story.” Speaking to Fox News’ Martha MacCallum, Jenkins explained his decision to cover 12 murals in the school's i...

The Columbus Citizens Foundation has made a public plea to the University of Notre Dame to reconsider its recent censorship of Christopher Columbus from the University's Main Building. Notre Dame's President, Reverend John Jenkins, recently announced the university's plans to cover twelve murals depicting various stages of Columbus's life.  The mur...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) today asked the University of Notre Dame to reconsider its decision to cover the historic Christopher Columbus murals on its campus. On Sunday, University of Notre Dame President John I. Jenkins announced in a written statement that the series of Christopher Columbus murals located on the second floor...

By now you have heard that the president of Notre Dame, under pressure from students and Native American groups, has agreed to cover up murals of Christopher Columbus. Executive Board Member of the Italian American One Voice Coalition Andre DiMino will be speaking about this issue on six different radio stations today and tomorrow - including the I...