Features

The Challenges John Paul II Leaves For Us

by George Weigel

John Paul II’s achivements have been extraordinary , but he leaves some challenges for the rest of us, including his successor.
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Bush Country

by R. Bruce Dold

The news reports gave people plenty of reasons to vote against the president, but George W. again claimed the country as his own. How did he paint American red?
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The Genetics of Belief

by Chet Raymo ’58, ’64Ph.D.

Is the desire for God embedded in our DNA? Is religion fundamental to human nature?
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Lost Souls

by Jeffrey Hammond

As many Americans have abandoned the view that humans have a spirit within, we’ve become a culture with a missing peace.
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The Kiln’s Burning Mystery

by Andrew Santella

The anagama kiln is a goddess, a dragon, the fiery wizard of art. When a band of sculptors put their work in its flames, the result if a launch into creative uncertainity.
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Threatened Are the Peacemakers

by Gil Loescher

Humanitarian aid workers are there on the front lines of famine and war, but they are coming under fire in the very areas they are trying to help. A report from one such victim.
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Notre Dame Football; The Indisputable Importance of Saturday

by Kerry Temple ’74

There’s no question that Notre Dame and football are inseparably paired, and there’s no denying that winning is the object of the game.
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Man on the Spot

by Jim Donaldson ’73

A Jersey guy takes over one of the most storied traditions in college sports. Charlie Weis’ 78 embraces the challenge ahead.
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University News

The student media frenzy
Domers in the media
Student media capsule summaries
Letter from campus: Gung Hay Fat Choy
A death in the family: Edward Cronin
Seen and heard
Seen and heard: web extra
Hall portrait: Keenan
Domer’s Index: Random facts and figures about Notre Dame
The king of off-campus
Barred scholar resigns post
Folk Choir’s anniversary concert
Meeting through the Facebook
Swimming test still sinks some
Nuclear weapons course
Campus cemetery may open to alumni
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How did Notre Dame’s art students do representing the United States at the Global Design Laboratory 2004?

Illuminations

Seminar: Read any good books lately?
Wonder drug in the making?
Numbers paint the picture

Letters

From print issue
Web extra letters

Cafe du Lac

Impresario of Impersonations
New CDs from ND musicians
Books in Print and Books in Brief
Picks of the week

Alumni Affairs

Domers in the News
Alumni briefs

Bonus copy: Reflections

Accounting Professor George Viger and his wife, Jane, “adopted” Hawaiian students who felt far from home when they arrived in Indiana. Michael Dandurand, a 1984 ND graduate, remembers their warm welcome in My Notre Dame Parents

1984 ND graduate Louis Glunz decided his 20th reunion deserved more than a passing nod, so he bicycled from Chicago to Notre Dame last June to participate in the event. He reflects on his road trip in The Long Way Back

Bob Walsh, a 1948 ND graduate who participated in the Bengal Bouts, takes a look back at Max Marek, who left ND in 1935 to turn pro in Max Marek: The Notre Dame Man Who Beat Joe Louis.

Perspectives

The Slippery Meaning of Ice

by Tim McNamara

The Pull of Belonging

by Kimber Lybbert

Eulogy for the Anonymous Dead

by Paul Hundt ’60

The Slice of Life

by Mike Alexander ’72

(Cover art by Don Nelson ’91MCA)