Asked for six things I’d like students to take from here, I offer this unsystematic, partial and perhaps idiosyncratic list of activities and experiences that I hope are valuable parts of the education every student receives at Notre Dame.
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The first two years of my graduate studies at ND were among the happiest of my life. After six claustrophobic years in the monastery, I was finally able to do what I wanted to do most.
It’s a question I’ve been answering for 30 years: What are students like today?
Every generation has a story, uniquely theirs. Amid the countless individual voices shared sentiments emerge. This is the “stuff” of anthropology.
Hello. My name is Lourdes and I have a problem. I first realized my addiction when I found myself checking my email at a stoplight. I didn’t have any new mail, but I “refreshed” my inbox anyway. It’s compulsive. I’ve crossed the threshold into obscene technological dependence: I have an iPhone.
A guide to talking the talk at ND
Our generation has been labeled as lazy, apathetic procrastinators, and so that is what is we call ourselves But this characterization reflects our actions within the previous generation’s realities — and our reality is changing. We think and act within a new and different mindset.
If you were to ask Yamil Colon to name his favorite place on campus, his answer would likely be a tie between the LaFortune ballroom and Professor Joan Brennecke’s lab in Fitzgerald Hall.
I love working with the students of today. Their energy and enthusiasm is contagious, and working with them truly does help to keep me young.
I have a prayer. It is that my students would become people who would “redeem the time,” in the phrase of the great poet T.S. Eliot.
It’s safe to say most people would be daunted by Andy Manion’s academic pursuits.
Malapane just called, and my heart sank and tears welled in my eyes when she said Keketso had died this morning. Malapane had taken him to the hospital, but Keketso died in her arms because they had run out of oxygen.
Genius-level SAT scores, seismic rumbles in the job market and vocational preference are transforming our restless and rootless frequent fliers into the entrepreneurial generation.
“Never a dull moment” is how Notre Dame’s longest reigning rector, Sister Carrine Etheridge, IHM, sums up her 16 years in Farley Hall. Need proof? How about the day someone’s pet iguana got loose, running up and down the corridors “scaring the bejeebers out of all the housekeepers and residents"?
You are a graduate student at the University of Notre Dame. This is your Notre Dame experience. If you’re anything like most of your peers, you hate it sometimes, just a little. Mostly, though, you love it.
Though I’m not talking about the majority of Notre Dame students, I am talking about more than a few. The rosary and Eucharistic Adoration are not limited to one small group of devotees but gather a variety of different folks.
“I think the point of political science is to somehow get to how the world ought to be. Namely at peace,” John Busch says. “The problem is we disagree on how the world is. Until you agree on that, you can’t get to how it ought to be.”
We don’t date at Notre Dame. At least, not casually.
Animal House. Old School. Van Wilder. If you ask any student in America for a “college movie,” the odds are you’ll be told to go watch one of these, or another like them. Everybody knows a college movie when they see one, because these movies have one thing in common: beer.
The university’s aid policy enables us to say to every student who dreams of Notre Dame, “We can make this dream a reality for you.”
In their own words: Students examine various aspects of life under the Dome
From spring through fall, the beauty of the Notre Dame campus can stun first-time visitors. In January, well . . . it ain’t necessarily so.
Some do’s and don’ts , P’s and Q’s for living at ND
A look at Notre Dame by the numbers
Rankings of Notre Dame based on student responses to national survey
On the first day of her Legal Aid & Ethics class, Judith Fox typically hands her students a mortgage file that contains a complicated subprime loan of the kind with which her clients are often saddled. And in five years of doing that,” the ND law professor reports, “I have had only one student, who happened to be a former loan broker, who could read the paperwork and tell me what it said.”
Echoes: A look back at campus past.
Deaths in the Notre Dame family: Father James L. Riehle, CSC, and Bernard J. Kilbride
Thousands of foreign nationals become U.S. citizens each day in settings as surprising as Baghdad and Disneyland and as mundane as your local federal courthouse, but never before it seems in the land of Sorin and Rockne.