It seemed like the final notes of the Alma Mater had barely stopped echoing after Commencement in the south dome of the Joyce Center before the jackhammers took over. This summer construction crews will transform the Joyce Center Arena into the Purcell Pavilion. In addition to the new name, the arena will get a new main entrance, new seating — no more bleachers — and a general “facelift” for the facility, now in its fifth decade.…
Catholics believe God draws the good from all things, so I wonder: At what other university did an entire student body receive a seminar on the Catholic Church’s teaching on the sanctity of human life — and specifically on the “intrinsic evil” of abortion — of the quality that Notre Dame’s students got this spring?
I don’t remember the last time I hugged my father. I don’t remember the last time I told him that I loved him. He’s not a particularly talkative man.
In the lingo of work on international poverty, we throw around such catchphrases as implementation strategies, sustainable growth and equitable global partnerships. But in Malis’ room, no catchphrase mattered.