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Declan Sullivan Remembered At Notre Dame

As Notre Dame football prepares to face Tulsa, the Fighting Irish family remembers Declan Sullivan, the student videographer who died Wednesday while filming practice. The university held a special Mass honoring Sullivan Thursday, and has canceled a previously scheduled pep rally. Notre Dame's president, who conducted the Mass, spoke to reporters about the campus' loss:

"There is no greater sadness for a university community than the death of one of its students," Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., Notre Dame’s president, said in a media briefing Thursday afternoon. "There is certainly no greater sadness for a family than the loss of a son or brother. It is with a sense of that double sadness that, on behalf our university, I express our deepest condolences to Declan’s family, friends and classmates."

The Observer, the student newspaper to which Sullivan contributed, has also published a special remembrance section in his honor, with stories from classmates, photos, accolades from coworkers, and a collection of his work at the paper. You can view the entire section in .pdf form on the Observer's website.