Outgoing Notre Dame President: FOJ

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The South Bend Tribune reports that the Rev. Edward A. Malloy, president of the University of Notre Dame, is a Friend of Jane…er, or at least of the movies adapted from her novels.

Malloy said he planned to keep his comments brief, in part because of a tendency toward sentiment.

” ‘My Dog Skip’? I cried for 45 minutes,” Malloy said, referring to a children’s movie.

” ‘Pride and Prejudice,’ ‘Sense and Sensibility’ — chick flicks — I cry at them all the time,” he said, drawing chuckles from the audience.

Father Malloy spoke at a tribute dinner honoring his 18 years as president of Notre Dame. He will step down June 30.