Back then, Chandra Johnson shaved her head to protest the firing of a colleague at Notre Dame University.
At the time, Johnson said she would remain bald until the football team wins a national championship. Her attitude about that has changed a bit.
Johnson's scalp remains smoothly shaved. She leaves her head bare most of the time, but wears a hat or an African-style turban when outdoors or at official university functions.
"It's unlikely I will grow it back, even if we did win a national championship," she said a few days ago. The act of shaving her head "helps me to understand better what we do in living in a world that fails to see the goodness in all people," she said.
She also likes the fact that being bald saves time. "Wrapping it takes a second," she said.