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Notre Dame names its first male president
Notre Dame names its first male president

A man will lead Notre Dame of Maryland University for the first time in its 116-year history, after the board of trustees announced Thursday its unanimous choice of James Conneely as the institution's next president. "It's a boy!" said board chairwoman Patricia J. Mitchell, drawing giggles from a crowd of students, professors and alumni who had gathered on campus to hear the decision. Mitchell, a Notre Dame graduate, said she went into the search assuming that the next president would be a woman. She remained skeptical, even when Conneely emerged as one of 12 semifinalists for the job, she said. But she and other university leaders said they could not ignore...

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