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Congrats to Katie Washington and Notre Dame

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There will be a major first at Notre Dame's commencement this weekend: Katie Washington will graduate and address her class as the school's first black valedictorian (as far as anyone can remember, at least).

It's an impressive feat for her, of course, but it is also impressive for the school, where black enrollees made up just 4.7 percent of the 2006 incoming class, according to the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education.