The College of Notre Dame is updating its combat track to point out “daughters” as perfectly as “sons,” the university introduced Thursday. The move coincides with the 50th anniversary of the university’s determination to admit feminine undergraduates.
The combat track, identified as “Notre Dame Victory March,” earlier involved the lyrics “While her loyal sons are marching / Onward to victory.” In the new model, the line turns into “While her faithful sons and daughters / March on to victory.” The up to date edition was done for the first time at a gala on campus Thursday evening.
The university is also redesigning the principal circle on campus to “honor the profound affect girls have experienced on the university.” The changes are intended to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the passage of Title IX in addition to Notre Dame’s determination to acknowledge women.
“The accomplishment Notre Dame enjoys has been formed by the remarkable leadership and contributions of the women who have been and are a portion of the Notre Dame community—beginning with the four Holy Cross sisters who arrived in the Indiana wilderness in 1843, to people who direct, instruct, understand, minister and do the job below now,” claimed college president the Reverend John I. Jenkins in a statement. “On this occasion of the anniversary of the admission of undergraduate ladies in 1972, we rejoice the priceless contributions of females as college students and graduates. The re-imaging of the Major Circle will be a tribute at the heart of our campus to the strategies in which these girls have influenced, led and enriched us.”