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Author: Notre Dame Magazine staff

The editors of Notre Dame Magazine offer our latest eclectic list of blogs, essays, stories, videos and other gems by and about ND people.

Stacey Noem ’98, ’05.Div., and Josh Noem ’98, ‘05M.Div., are the parents of three children and share a full-time position as campus minister at Oregon’s University of Portland. The couple blogs about marriage and family life on the marriage website hosted by the U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops. See Happily Even After.

John Paul Lederach, Notre Dame professor of international peace building, was interviewed on the NPR show, Speaking of Faith. The Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies faculty member discusses “what happens when people transcend violence while living in it, and so find the moral imagination to live beyond it” at The Art of Peace.

Melinda Henneberger ’80 is editor-in-chief of the online newspaper PoliticsDaily.com. Of the website, Henneberger, a former New York Times reporter, says, “[W]e’ve worked hard to distinguish ourselves the old-fashioned way, with heavily reported, well-written stories produced by some of the best reporters and editors in the business. We offer a mix of straight news and opinion — and a mix of views in our reported commentary.” See Politics Daily.

On the surface, the docmentary film by Gita Pulapilly, The Way We Get By, which won the SXSW Special Jury Award and has been nominated for an Emmy, is about a group of senior citizens who greet U.S. soldiers returning from combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. On a deeper level the film, by the 1999 ND grad, is about loneliness, aging, war and morality. View the trailer.

You can take an interactive virtual tour of the fictional town of Starvation Lake, Michigan, the setting of a murder mystery series by Brian Gruley, at Starvation Lake. A 1979 ND grad, Gruley is the Chicago bureau chief of the Wall Street Journal. His second Starvation Lake novel, The Hanging Tree, was published in August. To hear the author read selections from the new mystery go to Starvation Lake introduction.

For many years, Stonehill College physics professor Chet Raymo ’58, ’64 Ph.D. wrote a weekly column, Science Musings, for the Boston Globe. These days the always interesting insights of the award-winning science writer can be found at his blog of the same name, Science Musings.

According to her blog, Trica Booker’s My Left Hook: Curious Digressions by a Writer Fighter Mom, the 1985 ND alum is “an award-winning journalist and neurotic writer of creative nonfiction who is unexpectedly very good at boxing.” Tricia Booker writes about her life as a boxing instructor, part-time college professor and “dedicated domestic engineer” at My Left Hook.

After graduation from Notre Dame, Will McAuliffe ’07 founded InCase, Indiana Coalition Acting to Suspend Executions, an advocacy group to bring an end to capital punishment in the state of Indiana. Information about McAuliffe’s group and the death penalty in Indiana is available at InCASE Indiana.


If you know of any links by or about Notre Dame graduates that would be networthy, email ndmag@nd.edu.


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