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New South Bend mayor addresses old problems

By John Nagy ’00M.A.

Being asked to speak about innovation in city government after only three months as America’s youngest small-city executive might feel a little like winning the Nobel Peace Prize just after winning the White House, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg joked as he began his presentation March 30 at Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business

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The Playroom: Stuck on you

By Maraya Steadman '89, '90MBA

Some days when I get to feeling sorry for myself and the fact that I don’t have a job I can escape to, a place where I can away from all these kids every once in awhile, I start to dream about having a cubicle or a desk drawer where I can find a pair of scissors and a roll of Scotch tape.

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The Irish Raconteur

By David McGrath

For me and my siblings, St. Patrick’s Day, the national holiday of Ireland, is less an occasion for parades and leprechauns than for commemorating the man who represents where we come from.

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My Fair Share

By Lori Barrett

There’s a great and growing divide in America between the rich and the poor, and it’s threatening our economic health and tearing the national fabric.

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‘Suite’ at 55

By Jeremy D. Bonfiglio

Daniel Madoff stands in a rigid pose on the Decio Mainstage Theatre stage as the spotlight rises. The dancer contorts his body in a series of complex phrases that have become synonymous with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company.

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Images of Us

By Julia Douthwaite

Notre Dame hosts the American debut of an international exhibit whose lens focuses on pockets of poverty, violence and oppression around the world — and reminds us that we’re affected too.

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The House Rock Built

By Liam Farrell '04

Welcome to “Stuffing the Passer,” the puppet show put on by the blog The House Rock Built that provides Notre Dame fans a funhouse mirror through which to view their team.

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The Playroom: Out all day

By Maraya Steadman '89, '90MBA

My youngest child is now 4 and she goes to all-day preschool, every day. This prompts such questions as, “What are you going to do with your time now that your kids are in school all day?” But “in school all day” is a complete misnomer.

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