Conservative Criticism Leads Executive to Quit Notre Dame Board

June 9, 2011

Roxanne Martino, president and chief executive officer of Aurora Investment Management, which manages billions in hedge funds, announced Wednesday that she is resigning from the board of the University of Notre Dame, following criticism of her political contributions, The Chicago Tribune reported. Conservatives have noted that Martino has given to Emily's List, which backs female candidates who favor abortion rights. "I dearly love my alma mater and remain fully committed to all aspects of Catholic teaching and to the mission of Notre Dame," Martino said in a statement. "I had looked forward to contributing in this new role, but the current controversy just doesn't allow me to be effective."

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