(SOUTH BEND, Indiana) -- No longer will graduates from Notre Dame University be able to earn a sheepskin.
That's because the South Bend, Indiana school, famous for its football team and fight song, will no longer be issuing sheepskin diplomas.
It seems that a growing number of students each year have requested a paper diploma, citing animal rights concerns. So beginning in January, Notre Dame will end its longstanding tradition of handing out sheepskin diplomas and switch to all paper certificates instead.
The university's decision isn't all that magnanimous. It turns out that Herff Jones Co., which makes the diplomas, has decided to stop producing the sheepskin variety.
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