Dedicated in honor of Rev. John W. Cavanaugh, C.S.C., Notre Dame’s fifth president, Cavanaugh Hall was the first residence hall built on the North Quad. Renovated in 1989 and converted to a women’s hall in 1994, Cavanaugh is conveniently located near the LaFortune Student Center and Washington Hall. Cavanaugh’s active hall council coordinates events such as dances, educational presentations, cornhole tournaments, the Naugh Fest Spirit Week, a Christmas pageant, and Father-Daughter, Mother-Daughter weekends every other year in the spring. Cavanaugh was home to several Notre Dame standouts including James Naughton, former president of the Poynter Institute for Media Studies and former executive editor of The Philadelphia Inquirer; Tom Bettag, executive producer of ABC’s Nightline; and Heisman Trophy winner Tim Brown.