Notre Dame’s Campus Crossroads Project

Not sure what is more newsworthy, the fact that the University of Notre Dame is spending $400 million to add three academic buildings to its football stadium or the fact that Notre Dame is hiring 80 new faculty in this current economic climate.

Here is a taste of the press release for the “Campus Crossroads Project.”

The University of Notre Dame announced Wednesday the largest building project in its 172-year history, integrating the academy, student life and athletics with the construction of more than 750,000 square feet in three new buildings attached to the west, east and south sides of the University’s iconic football stadium, at a projected cost of $400 million.
The Campus Crossroads Project will add significant academic space at the same time the University is hiring 80 new faculty to build on Notre Dame’s existing strengths.
“The integrated nature of this project will maintain the compact walkability of campus, facilitate deeper connection and collaboration across the various units of the University, and offer an exciting addition to what we believe is the best on-campus student learning experience in the country,” Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., Notre Dame’s president, said in the letter to the campus community Wednesday.