Notre Dame president seeks views on 'Monologues,' other campus events
Published: January 31, 2006
NOTRE DAME, Ind. (CNS) -- "The Vagina Monologues," performed for large audiences in theaters on the University of Notre Dame campus for the past four years, will be restricted to a classroom setting at the university this year. Holy Cross Father John Jenkins, Notre Dame's new president, announced the change of venue for the play and also said he is seeking opinions from faculty, students and alumni about what events are appropriate to hold on campus. His comments came during a convocation with faculty Jan. 23 and one with students Jan. 24. During those sessions he delivered a presentation on "Academic Freedom and Catholic Character: An Invitation to Reflection and Response." "The Vagina Monologues," performed annually on several hundred college campuses around the country in mid-February, is based on more than 200 interviews by playwright Eve Ensler and features female characters as vaginas that speak out in a series of monologues. Its production on Catholic college campuses often raises questions and occasionally sparks protests.
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