Cover story: Eye of the Needle

by Terrence Keeley ’€™81

‘As a man of conscience, I have been greatly pained by the economic and financial headlines of the past 18 months. I have wondered whether my life has been inadvertently given over to ignoble pursuits, if not outright evil.’
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Over at Our Place

by Richard Conklin ’€™59M.A.

Obama’s coming to commencement wasn’t the first presidential appearance to draw fire. It’€™s a tradition to invite them for a visit and a talk.
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Day of Reckoning

by R. Bruce Dold

The president’€™s invitation to Notre Dame exposed major divisions —€” within the University and the American Church. But it also offered a chance for a family to find the good.
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The Time and the Place

by John Nagy ’€™00M.A.

In some ways, this year’s commencement weekend was like no other. In others, the celebrations came off as always. Either way, Notre Dame showed that differences can be respected.
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Defining Moment

by Kerry Temple ’€™74

The currents of a tumultuous spring converged at commencement —€” an occasion for presidents to seize the day and an institution to start figuring out tomorrow.
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To Redeem the Time

by Daniel Philpott

A professor of political science, who hopes his students will be motivated to transform the world, considers how to bring his Catholic faith into the classroom.
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Quiet Power

by Samuel Hazo ’49

The force that endures may not be the most obvious. The strength that sustains us is much mightier than the sword.
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Having coffee with . . . Ann Tenbrunsel

by John Monczunski

Corporate counsel for a troubling time.
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Failure to Thrive

by Christopher Donohoe, M.D., ’93

A young doctor set out to help those most in need. He soon learned that service and a sick system can bring a person down.
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Children of war

by William T. Yaley ’63

Learning to play

by Suzanne Tinaglia

The seasoning of lake glass

by Tom Montgomery-Fate

Their final duet

by John Kelly


Recent blogs

Unbalanced: Where Have You Gone, Victor Martineze

by Carol Schaal ’91M.A.

Unbalanced: We Need a Hero

by Carol Schaal ’91M.A.

Twittering Your Life Away

by John Monczunski

Ode to Sunburst

by Dar Cutrona ’91MCA

Another email: Back at the Rock

by Kerry Temple ’74

ND and Abortion, Act 2

by John Nagy ’00M.A.

The Parent Lap

by Maraya Goyer Steadman ’89, ’90MBA

Our Own Calcutta

by James Foley ’74, ’77J.D.

Notre Dame’s Unbroken Bonds

by Bob Schultz ’89J.D.

Tradition Never Graduates

by James L. Rossiter, M.D., ’83

Notre Dame/My Mother: Two Trips to the Dome

by Greg Fuhrman ’87

His Truth Prevails

by Daniel Stollenwerk ’80