Page Time

By Notre Dame Magazine

There was a time — not that long ago — when this family was caught in a generational conflict because of the attention-stealing media invading American homes in the 21st century.

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Football programs

By Notre Dame Magazine

Programs, get your programs. Notre Dame football began with a game in 1887 that pitted Notre Dame students against a football team from the University of Michigan.

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Letters to the editor

By Notre Dame Magazine

(Letters about spring 2009 and previous issues.)

Memories of the Depression

Your article on ND during the depression brought back a few memories of the 1950s. I noticed that tuition, room and board and laundry was $650 in the early 1930s. By the 50s it had nearly doubled to around $1,200. Still when my father received an almost apologetic letter announcing a $100 dollar a year increase, there was a note that effectively said, “Let us know if you have a problem with this.” My father wrote back that he had a problem with this, and we received a note in return that said, “Very well, we are awarding your son a $100 scholarship.”…

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Seen and heard on campus

By Notre Dame Magazine

Emil T. Hofman, the legendary chemistry professor emeritus and former dean of First Year of Studies, has made two trips this past year to Notre Dame’s Holy Cross Hospital in Leogane, Haiti. The clinic, which combats HIV/AIDS and labors to eradicate lymphatic filariasis (also known as elephantiasis), is operated in conjunction with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and is supported in part by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The 85-year-old Hofman, who estimates that he taught 32,000 students over his 40-year teaching career, is now looking for some of those alumni, particularly physicians, to make a four-day reconnaissance visit to the clinic, headed by Rev. Thomas G. Streit, CSC

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Poetry

By Notre Dame Magazine

“Poems are by definition lively creatures,” writes John Engels ’52. Recounting the Seasons: Poems, 1958–2005 (University of Notre Dame Press) offers the collected work of the award-winning author, along with new and previously unpublished poetry.

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Seen and heard on the Notre Dame campus

By Notre Dame Magazine

Compiled by John Monczunski

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Sacred Heart Basilica underwent an unscheduled renovation on May 15, 2007, when high winds from a severe thunderstorm knocked one of four small spires from the church’s bell tower to the ground in a shower of bricks and mortar. The following week the three remaining spires were removed from the steeple as a precaution. The spires will be replaced at some future date after structural engineers have redesigned them to prevent a recurrence of the accident. The storm, which severely damaged 30 trees across campus, especially around the Grotto and “Domehenge,” also caused the top of a four-story pine tree to crash into the church, damaging two stained glass windows. . . . Notre Dame head football coach

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A death in the family: Joe Yonto

By Notre Dame Magazine

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Robert Yonto remembers going to basketball games at the Joyce Center after the smoking ban was put in place. He’d glance up toward the press box and see two white clouds dispersing into the higher air of the dome. One, he knew, came from the giant cigar of Moose Krause. The other belonged to Krause’s good friend of many years, Robert’s father, Joseph F. Yonto, ND class of 1948.…

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Sorin's monument, in English

By Notre Dame Magazine

Unless you know Latin you’re probably baffled by most of the inscription on the statue of Notre Dame founder Edward Sorin, CSC, in front of the Main Quad.

Nearly 100 years after statue’s installation, even some people who know Latin are bewildered. The inscription reads:

D.O.M.
Hoc in memoriam
Eduardi Sorin

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ND Law school monopolizes championship

By Notre Dame Magazine

Law school monopolizes championship

In the finals of the National Trial Competition in Dallas, March 31-April 1, it was Notre Dame against . . . Notre Dame.

Two teams from the Law School defeated the rest of the field to face each other in the final match. The Blue team of Kelly Murphy, Shazzie Naseem, Ryan Redmon and Tamara Walker won the title by defeating ND Gold (Stone Grissom, Scott Kellogg, Steve Pratico and Matt Wolesky).…

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Seen and heard around campus

By Notre Dame Magazine

The Graffiti Dance has been erased. Current students and younger alumni will recall this misleadingly named mixer that became part of Freshman Orientation Weekend about a decade ago. There was background music at Graffiti Dances, but hardly anyone danced. Rather, the event involved dressing new students in plain white T-shirts and having them assemble on the Stepan basketball courts. There they would go around asking people to write their names and phone numbers in marker on their shirts. By custom, you asked people of the opposite sex. On the plus side, people met. On the minus side, it was a meat market. Upperclassmen sometimes advised the newcomers to bring two colored markers with them to the “dance” — one color to give to desirables to write their name and number, the other for everyone else. “Students were asked to make value judgments about other students based on their appearances,” said Student Activities Director Joe Cassidy in explaining the problem with the event. Replacing the Graffiti Dance will be a festival inside Stepan Center that will include music videos and games in which people compete to meet the most people. Also eliminated from orientation weekend was a curious icebreaker that a couple of brother-sister dorms engaged in called the “tuck-in.” It involved male students visiting a women’s dorm at bedtime, reading a story and then tucking the women in. . . . Near the end of spring semester, Student Senate passed a resolution authored by Fisher Hall junior Phil Dittmar calling for Farley Hall to be turned into a 24-hour student entertainment center. The hall would be divided up this way: study and game space in the basement with music from the ’70s on the first floor, from the ’80s on the second floor, from the ’90s on the third, and “a mix of Marvin Gaye and Barry White” on the fourth. . . . Like many other universities, Notre Dame has taken steps to block students from using the campus computer network to access Napster, the website that helps people swap MP3 music files. Usually the files are recordings by popular artists that people have copied onto their hard drives. In addition to concern over copyright infringement, Napster downloading was accounting for as much as 40 percent of the traffic on the campus computer system, slowing legitimate use. . . . More than a dozen students crowded into a corner of Reckers (the new all-night eatery behind the South Dining Hall) early one evening in April to talk with a priest about pornography. Father Bill Wack, CSC

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ND MBA - A good value

By Notre Dame Magazine

If you’re thinking about going back to school to get an MBA, Forbes Magazine says Notre Dame’s MBA offers one of the most rapid returns on investment.

A report in the magazine’s February 7 issue ranked the top 25 national and top 25 regional business schools by comparing the salary gains the schools’ typical MBA

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Dye's music will open the Sydney Olympics

By Notre Dame Magazine

If you watch the opening ceremonies of the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia, in mid-September close your eyes and listen for a while. All the music you’ll be hearing was composed and arranged by Notre Dame Director of Bands Kenneth Dye.

Dye, who succeeded the retiring Luther Snavely as band director this summer after two years as associate director, was commissioned to write the 10-minute band show that will begin the ceremonies plus 90 minutes of music to accompany the athletes’ parade into the stadium.…

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Domers in the News

By Notre Dame Magazine

One of the 88 people killed in the crash of an Alaska Air jetliner off the California coast in February was Stephen Wilkie ’84, ’86MBA, an executive with Levi Strauss & Company in San Francisco. The news recalled the sad sequence of events in 1996 when a Notre Dame junior, Patricia Kwiat, died along with her older sister in the explosion of TWA

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Class of 2009 by the numbers

By Notre Dame Magazine

A statistical look of this year’s freshmen, the Class of 2009.

Number: 1,985
Percentage male: 53
Percentage Catholic: 84
Percentage from outside the U.S.: 3
Percentage legacies (at least one parent an alum): 22
Average SAT: 1,375
Average class rank: top 6 percent
Percentage Eagle Scouts or Girl Scout Gold Award winners

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Key to Marian prayer cards

By Notre Dame Magazine

The back cover of Notre Dame Magazine’s autumn 2005 print issue featured Marian prayer cards that were handed out during the Notre Dame presidential inauguration ceremonies for Father John I. Jenkins, CSC.

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