Stop the Presses Spring 2008

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Stop the Presses

by Jerry Kammer ’71

What will it mean when newspapers become obsolete?

Could It Be True?

by Robert Joe Stout

A journalist who was there questions the international reporting of the riots in Oaxaca.

Write Your Own Ending

by Bill Mitchell ’71

As the news business adapts to the technological revolution, one clear lead emerges — everyone has a voice in this new interactive world.

You can become the story

Sometimes You Wonder

by Michelle Krupa ’00

What does today say about tomorrow in New Orleans?

New Orleans kids don’t joke about the rain

A multimedia tour of New Orleans

by Matt Cashore ’94

Having Coffee With . . .

In which the editors of Notre Dame Magazine invite you to eavesdrop on their conversations with some interesting Notre Dame faculty members.

Linda Przybyszewski: What to wear

Matt Bloom: Happiness is – - -

Martin Nguyen: The portrait of an artist

Carter Snead: What we owe each other

Cornelius Eady: Authentic voice

Our Time on the Great Road

by Frank Cunningham

A 500-mile walk across Spain places this pilgrim on the path of saints and sinners, on the way to a new understanding of ancient themes.

On the trail: The kindness of strangers

History of the Camino de Santiago trail

University News

Favorite campus corners
Web extra: more favorite campus places
Seen and heard on the Notre Dame campus
Letter from campus: Art Harvey, his presence endures
Death in the family: Paul P. Weinstein
A place to call home: New Orleans native finds comfort at Notre Dame
Presidential politics now: ND students invisibly engaged
Echoes: Mock political conventions, 1940-88
For startup, no time to waste


The more ‘ribbids’ the better for Kermit
Ante up to batter up
The widow’s pendulum
ND astronomer finds two new planets
Rethinking superconductivity

CompeNDium: Insights from Notre Dame scholars

Blues appeal
The theology blues
The mind of the blues
That blue note sound
A new twist on blues poetry
Blues poetry reading by Honoree Fanonne Jeffers


Letters to the editor

Cafe Arts

Where stories are told
Painter drawn back to campus
Sharing hope, day by day: A CSC devotional
Cafe Choice: Creative work by ND people
Book excerpt: Known by Name: Inside the Halls of Notre Dame
Web extra: Books, CDs and DVDs in brief
Picks of the week

Alumni Affairs

Hesburgh lectures
Defending Pakistan’s constitution
Domers in the News
Alumni briefs
Deaths of ND alumni

The Spirit Campaign

The value of res life


Before Joseph W. Schmidt ’35 attended his 65-year reunion at Notre Dame, he wrote and mailed a poem to his surviving classmates. He wanted, says his daughter, Joanne Schmidt, “to let them know how much ND and his classmates meant to him.” Mr. Schmidt died a year after that reunion, but his love of the University lives on in his words, which he called “The Domer.”

Cross Currents

The Mother in Me

by Cindy Fey ’87

The Faithfully Departing

by Dawn Goldsmith

The Shop Window Beckons

by James Behrens

The Sunset Trip

by Wayne Scheer