Friday, January 25, 2013
Publications across the country have scrutinized the university's immediate response to Te'o's fake girlfriend hoax compared to what many see as the slower response after Seeberg's sexual assault accusation, which led to her suicide.
The University of Notre Dame's response to the recent scandal over Manti Te'o's online dating hoax has been the subject of scrutiny as compared to the Indiana school's investigation of Elizabeth Seeberg's 2010 suicide. Seeberg, who grew up in Northbrook, killed herself 10 days after accusing a Notre Dame football player of sexual assault, according to the National Catholic Reporter. New York Magazine laid out the contrast bluntly with a single headline. Notre Dame Finds Fake Dead Woman Easier to Talk About Than Real Dead Woman. A Salon headline reads: "Notre Dame’s real dead woman: Manti Te'o's soap opera moves the school's athletic director to tears, while Lizzy Seeberg's suicide is ignored" And in USA Today, Christine Brennan writes, "…
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
The Northbrook teen killed herself in 2010 shortly after accusing a Notre Dame football player of sexual assault. Her parents confronted the school over the way it handled the accusation.
Tom and Mary Seeberg will receive the Visionary Award from Rape Victim Advocates tonight in recognition of the work they’ve done on behalf of their deceased daughter, according to WBEZ. Elizabeth, “Lizzy,” Seeberg, a Glenbrook North graduate, committed suicide in September 2010 shortly after accusing a Notre Dame football player of sexual assault. Her parents publically complained about what they considered an inadequate investigation into the assault. Lizzy Seeberg was 19 at the time and a freshman at St. Mary’s College in Indiana. No criminal charges were ever filed. In an extensive interview with WBEZ Tuesday, Tom Seeberg talks about the betrayal he felt by the school that many of his family members had attended and his and his wife’s …
Saturday, September 24, 2011
The University of Notre Dame cleared a football player who allegedly assaulted Saint Mary's student Elizabeth Seeberg, 19, of Northbrook. Seeberg died a month after the alleged assault.