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Notre Dame Sidesteps Trump : University Breaks Tradition, Invites Pence, Not President, To Speak At Its Graduation

The University of Notre Dame announced Thursday that Vice President Mike Pence would speak at its graduation in May, ending months of speculation and campus protests over whether it would invite President Trump to deliver the commencement address.

Four of the last six presidents \x97 Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter \x97 accepted Notre Dame’s invitation in their first year in office to deliver the commencement address and receive an honorary degree. Some Notre

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