Melinda Henneberger is a political writer for the Washington Post who runs the paper's She the People blog. She's also a Notre Dame alumna who has done extensive reporting for the National Catholic Reporter about the school's shameful treatment of women who have made sexual assault allegations against Fighting Irish football players, including some cases going as far back as the 1970s. One of those women was Lizzy Seeberg, a 19-year-old who killed herself in September 2010, just 10 days after she was allegedly sexually assaulted by an unnamed player who will suit up for Notre Dame in Monday night's BCS title game against Alabama.

Last month, Henneberger wrote a column headlined "Why I won't be cheering for old Notre Dame." She was gracious enough to agree to chat with our readers about her work. Go right ahead and ask her questions down in the discussion.

Update (3:10 p.m.): Henneberger is done taking questions. We sincerely thank her for taking the time to join us.