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Electronics as an extension of our physical selves

By Lourdes Long ’09

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.

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'I want to do more'

By John Monczunski

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.

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'I have a prayer'

By Daniel Philpott

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.

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Carrine Etheridge: minister of hospitality

By John Monczunski

“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"?

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How the other 28.1 percent lives

By John Nagy ’00M.A.

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.

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'Silence'

By Colleen Moore ’97, ’04M.Div.

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.

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‘How it ought to be’

By John Monczunski

“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.”

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‘Everybody has a reason to drink’

By Daniel Bradley ’08

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.

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Sunshine on South Bend's foreclosure file

By John Nagy ’00M.A.

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.”

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