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Two Notre Dame undergraduates to study American history in NYC

Author: Jennifer Laiber

NYC summer program_Justine Murnane

Two University of Notre Dame students with a passion for history are taking to the streets this summer: Rising seniors Justine Murnane and Sam Fisher have been accepted into an educational program hosted by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and are headed to New York City this month to get first-hand experience investigating the history of the United States.

Each year, the institute selects approximately 30 sophomore and junior American history students across the country to participate in its Gilder Lehrman History Scholars Program. Candidates must have demonstrated excellence in the subject matter and plan to concentrate in American history or American studies. In addition to their primary majors in history, Murnane is studying for a supplemental major in French and Fisher is working toward a minor in Irish Language and Literature. Read More