Throughout nearly four decades of his 55-year career in journalism, Red Smith piled up recognition like cordwood.
Deaths of ND alumni
Chuck Lennon, who has been synonymous with Notre Dame’s Alumni Association for three decades, will retire in June 2011.
Notre Dame alumni in the news.
A spewing river of oil ravages Gulf Coast life and livelihoods. And no one knows how the epic struggle will go.
An infant dies of starvation. An earthquake leaves a million people homeless. A guerrilla fighter murders civilians in front of their children. How could an omnipotent, benevolent God permit such evil and suffering?
Notre Dame is learning how to take research innovations to the marketplace, where they can improve lives — or even save them. Two recent graduates are doggedly showing how it’s done.
In this season of elections, our latest Networthy installment includes a nonpolitical plea for votes, a cautionary tale about what happens when Sarah Palin and Barack Obama are compared, and a blog about maximizing your talents. You’ll also find trailers for movies and books.
Seen and heard on the Notre Dame campus.
Through a new one-credit class at the Center for Social Concerns called Community Leadership for Tomorrow, 67 students volunteered at local service organizations and reflected on their experiences. Many were football players.
At a time when vampire tales enrapture teen and ’tween America, the idea of college students doing research in Transylvania sounds like the plotline for a movie spoof. Dracula 101: Advanced Seminar in Twilightology.
Deaths in the Notre Dame family.
The positive and negative effects religion has had on American society is the focus of a new book, American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us.
Welcome to Molarity Redux, the 10th strip in the updated, continuing adventures of Jim Mole and friends. Professor Mole’s students teach him a lesson about football tickets.
The truth is, I have never flown a kite. It isn’t that I haven’t tried. I have tried and failed.
I recently read two memoirs, Hannah’s Child, by Stanley Hauerwas, and Hitch-22 by Christopher Hitchens. The authors are in most ways as dissimilar as it is possible for any two creatures to be.
My husband walks in the front door and puts my son’s lunchbox on the counter. He knocks over a glass of milk, and it spills on to the floor.I know if I clean up the milk, I’ll be angry about it.
Are current U.S. government peace-building practices enough? What does it take to build peace?
When Notre Dame lined up for a last-second field goal against USC in 1986, I couldn’t watch. A second-half comeback built to such a nerve-fraying crescendo that I had to leave the house.
Strips 28-31 of the popular comic strip Molarity, which previewed in The Observer in 1977.
As I hear the familiar sound of my son falling down the stairs, my first reaction is not one of concern or even a shred of the protective instinct found in your average ant colony. My first reaction is one of defeat. “Damn, we are going to miss our portrait-sitting again.”
Why are some people more creative than others? How can people make themselves more creative?
One of the answers to an eternal question I stumbled across in the course of my undergraduate experience at Notre Dame goes like this: with age we get more timid and conservative because we suffer from hardening of the categories.
Our offerings this week range from a peek at football coach Brian Kelly’s favorite painting to a professor’s defense of Catholic higher education. There’s lots more, including something about coach Mike Brey in a kilt.
Helping a herd of mustangs survive the brutal season also meant preserving a vital element of the American spirit.
Why am I talking to Lou Holtz? Like every other Notre Dame fan, I’m trying to wake up the echoes. Trying to map a direct connection from the uncertain present to the glorious past.
These days, authors are learning they have to be marketers as well. “It really behooves the authors to promote the hell out of their books,” says a literary agent..
As I am sitting there at my dining room table, I’m thinking about the joy of drinking coffee and reading the Sunday paper, and then it hits me like a lightning bolt. Do people with iPads read the Sunday paper?
The Heisman Trust requires little of its winners beyond eligibility, which explains why certain notorious former winners still have their stiff-arm statue. Banishing Bush alone from USC history still seems gratuitous.
After surviving a morning of teeth-rattling chills, I checked WebMD to see what illness my symptoms might indicate. I was expecting a list of flu, strep throat, bronchitis. Normal stuff. Instead, the first thing I saw was: Plague.