“The evidence [in a 500-page Indiana Dept of Labor
report, four months in the making] overwhelmingly demonstrated that the university made a decision to utilize its scissor lifts in known adverse weather conditions,” said Lori Torres, a state Department of Labor commissioner, describing the “knowing citation” issued against Notre Dame as “the most serious safety violation.”
In a statement, Notre Dame President John I. Jenkins reiterated his concession of last November that “we failed to keep [Declan Sullivan] safe, and for that we remain profoundly sorry.”
Add the weak-to-non-investigation of the sexual-assault-by-footballer complaint by the St. Mary’s girl, begun only after she committed suicide, and you have another reason why it’s hard to root for the Fighting Irish these days.
INDIANAPOLIS Despite insisting the weather was uneventful even beautiful the day Declan Sullivan toppled to his death last fall while filming football practice, members of the University of Notre Dame athletic department worried about the safety of another student videographer and initially kept her from going up in a lift because of stiff winds, newly released records show.
Point is, people get hired on what basis and with what vetting, and they hire people on what basis etc. Top-down, we have Fr. Jenkins being hired and hiring, etc. All of it contributes. You fudge this issue, you fudge that one, and next thing you know, the enterprise begins to lose lustre.