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.