Concussions, continued

By Matt Storin ’64

The National Football League draws a lot of negative attention when it comes to concussions and player safety, but I would argue the NFL is better equipped to deal with these issues than the college game. Two controversies within four days in the early season make the point.

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Present at the ND-ACC creation

By Matt Storin ’64

In September 2012, about a month after I assumed the position of chief communications executive for Notre Dame, we were trying to keep the lid on a big secret: Notre Dame was hoping to join the Atlantic Coast Conference in all sports but football and hockey.

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What I'm Reading: The Price of Silence, William D. Cohan

By Matt Storin ’64

My years in communications at Notre Dame drew me instantly to the latest dissection of the infamous Duke lacrosse scandal, that last word having two inferences — first, the deeds of which three lacrosse players were wrongly accused and, second, the travesty of the justice system that pursued them.

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An old love letter to the University

By Matt Storin ’64

In the summer of 1960 I found at my local library in Springfield, Massachusetts, a book on Notre Dame. Now, almost 54 years later, I’ve been a student, a parent, a faculty member, an administrator, an advisory council member and, of course, an alumnus. So when I happened across another copy of the book, Notre Dame: the story of a great university by Richard T. Sullivan (Henry Holt and Company, 1951), I wanted to read it from that perspective.

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Revolutionizing newspapers

By Matt Storin ’64

If Bezos can bring his golden touch to the Post, many other publishers will launch the same strategies. If he fails, the others will certainly be no better off — in fact pessimism may reign — but they’ll suffer no direct hits.

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The Remaining Stories

By Matt Storin ’64

Recently I told two of my granddaughters, ages 13 and 11, that Winston Churchill was perhaps the most important man in the history of the world we know today.

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Supporting Our Graduates

By Matt Storin ’64

It’s Commencement time at Notre Dame, several days of celebration, satisfaction and pride for graduates and their families. But how is it experienced by the faculty and staff, many of whom have seen a good number of these events come and go, year after year?

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My second time around

By Matt Storin ’64

It was about 10 a.m. on Tuesday, November 30, 2004. I was at a meeting on the 5th floor of Grace Hall, when my cell phone came to life. On the other end of the line was then-Provost Nathan Hatch, asking, “How soon can you extricate yourself from whatever you’re doing and come over here?”

As I walked across the Notre Dame campus to the Main Building, I had a hunch, based on a casual conversation with Father Jenkins, president-elect, a few weeks earlier, plus the debacle in Los Angeles vs. USC the previous weekend, that this might concern Coach Tyrone Willingham’s tenure.

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