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Out of the office: Ireland’s penitential moment

By John Nagy ’00M.A.

Barely a day goes by when I don’t think about the undergraduate semester I spent in Ireland 21 years ago. I’ve never found the opportunity to return, but two recent events on the Notre Dame campus renewed my acquaintance with the island and my hope that transformative Christian faith may not be a thing of the Irish past.

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A journey with the Sherpas

By Jessica Trobaugh Temple ’92

Stepping off the plane in the Solukhumbu district of Nepal in 1973, Zeke O’Connor ’49 encountered a world previously confined to his imagination. The Himalayas’ stark, angular faces and the thick rhododendron forests seemed like mythic visions to the guy from the Bronx who had hardly experienced camping.

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Campus and Community

Out of the office: Marching for Life

By John Nagy ’00M.A.

Whenever I think of the March for Life, I think of my oldest son. I think of him as a miniature boy about 17 months old, walking along the double-yellow line that runs down Washington D.C.’s Constitution Avenue, wearing a giant woolen hat and snow boots that nearly covered his knees. Sometimes out of habit he would rocket his mittened hand upward to find his pregnant mother’s gloved one.

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Out of the office: Ireland’s penitential moment

By John Nagy ’00M.A.

Barely a day goes by when I don’t think about the undergraduate semester I spent in Ireland 21 years ago. I’ve never found the opportunity to return, but two recent events on the Notre Dame campus renewed my acquaintance with the island and my hope that transformative Christian faith may not be a thing of the Irish past.

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The cheat police

By Madeline Buckley ’11

For many in the Notre Dame community and wider public, investigations this past fall of alleged academic honor code violations concerning five Notre Dame football players spurred the question: Just how does Notre Dame handle accusations of cheating?

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Church

Current Affairs

Running from what

By Paul Steinle ’07

I lace up my shoes. On a 10-mile run, I go through 12 neighborhoods — past multimillion-dollar greystones and subsidized housing projects, rows of boarded-up businesses and rows of businesses thriving, if you hables espanol or mówić po polsku.

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Science and Technology

Invincible No More

By Michael Rodio ’12

His friends knew that, even as a boy, James Perri ’94 was destined to do great things. And he has — largely because of those friends and family and his encounter with his own mortality.

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Society and Culture

Out of the office: Marching for Life

By John Nagy ’00M.A.

Whenever I think of the March for Life, I think of my oldest son. I think of him as a miniature boy about 17 months old, walking along the double-yellow line that runs down Washington D.C.’s Constitution Avenue, wearing a giant woolen hat and snow boots that nearly covered his knees. Sometimes out of habit he would rocket his mittened hand upward to find his pregnant mother’s gloved one.

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What I'm Reading: Brain on Fire, Susannah Cahalan

By Tara Hunt ’12

There are fleeting moments where I wonder if I’m losing it — like when I pour orange juice into my morning cereal or stash my fiance’s credit card information in the office fridge — moments when I question if I actually have it all together. Those moments are few and infrequent, but as someone who thinks and processes and communicates for a living, I fear the day I’m not in full control of my mental capacities.

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Out of the office: Ireland’s penitential moment

By John Nagy ’00M.A.

Barely a day goes by when I don’t think about the undergraduate semester I spent in Ireland 21 years ago. I’ve never found the opportunity to return, but two recent events on the Notre Dame campus renewed my acquaintance with the island and my hope that transformative Christian faith may not be a thing of the Irish past.

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