Being Skylar Diggins

By Ann Hardie ’82

What if Skylar Diggins ’13 had committed to Stanford University at the eleventh hour instead of Notre Dame — a decision she came close to making? Seems a good time to ask, now that the Irish’s best-known female athlete, one of its best-known athletes period, is playing her final season for the women’s basketball team.…

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He speaks for the fishes

By Ann Hardie ’82

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As Jason Diem ’92 roves the galleries of the Georgia Aquarium, the world’s largest fish tank, he passes by the orange sea nettles pulsating to mood music. He passes under the acrylic river, steeped in catfish, sturgeon and longnose gar. He passes by the spotted whale shark, the biggest fish on earth, plying the water with giant grouper, largetooth sawfish and hammerhead shark.…

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Jimmy Carter: Not the Retiring Kind

By Ann Hardie ’82

It’s Sunday morning in Plains, Georgia.

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As on most Sundays, Jimmy Carter quietly enters the side door of Maranatha Baptist Church clutching a Bible.

At 10 o’clock on the dot, the 83-year-old Carter, in a dark sports jacket and super-sized bolo tie, takes his place at the front of the modest, Easter-egg green sanctuary.…

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