ND's Board of Trustees' Obama Connections
In conclusion, a review of the Board of Trustees at Notre Dame does NOT reveal a particularly strong Catholic identity. There are board members whose actions and associations put them in a position directly at odds with Church teaching and in line with the Obama administration. At the Notre Dame board we see a group of well-connected well-heeled individuals from all sectors of society, and at the most prominent levels.
One might rightfully ask why these trustees aren't removed if they are at odds with the university's ideals. Unfortunately, as many schools have found out (most prominently at Dartmouth among bloggers), it is not always easy for trustees to be ousted as it's not exactly a democratic process.