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Notre Dame releases new, strategic plan

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Notre Dame is looking ahead at a master plan of sorts.  It would cover the next 10 years.

The school says it includes five-key components:

-Ensure that our Catholic character informs all our endeavors.

-Offer an unsurpassed undergraduate education that nurtures the formation of mind, body and spirit.

-Advance human understanding through scholarship, research and post-baccalaureate programs that seek to heal, unify and enlighten.

-Foster the University's mission through superb stewardship of its human, physical and financial resources.

-Engage in external collaborations that extend and deepen Notre Dame's impact.

University spokesperson Dennis Brown says it's important to have a long-range plan. "To step back for a time and get out of the day-to-day process of just making sure things operate smoothly," he said. "And so, a 10-year plan has been a regular part of Notre Dame's fundraising process for three or four decades."

Brown says administrators, deans and faculty had a hand in putting together the foundation for this 10-year plan.

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