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Hope's plan

By John Nagy ’00M.A.

In their 18-year fight against the pain, disfigurement and injustice caused by lymphatic filariasis, Father Tom Streit, CSC, and his bi-national team in the Notre Dame Haiti Program have grounded their scientific research and medical work in a consistent message: We are here for you. We are one with you. We will not stop until this scourge is gone. We will not lose hope.

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ND’s Silver Screen

By Jeremy D. Bonfiglio

Moviegoing at Notre Dame has come a long way from the simple projector-and-screen setup in Washington Hall that first served the campus community through a formal “Concert and Lecture series” and casual Saturday afternoon matinees beginning more than a century ago.

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A very unlikely story

By Jeremy D. Bonfiglio

It takes the sound of a spoon bouncing off the restaurant table top before Gus Zuehlke realizes he has been pounding his fist into the laminate. “Well,” he says, a bit embarrassed, “I guess you can tell I’m pretty passionate about this.” This is Uganda.

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Q&A

By Kerry Temple ’74

I have always been comfortable living with questions. The world is an infinitely fascinating place, beguiling mysteries remain unsolved and my reply is a pilgrim’s curiosity and cheerful puzzlement. Besides, I always figured that to ask, to question was to enter into a dialogue with God.

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Letter from Campus: A tough, tough year

By Kerry Temple ’74

It’s been a tough year for Notre Dame, a year of serial troubles. The police raids on off-campus parties back at the beginning of the school year — causing rifts among police and students, Notre Dame and South Bend — seem almost inconsequential now. So do lost football games and payouts to former coaches.

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Cool CO2

By John Monczunski

Notre Dame engineering researchers have come up with a new, green take on an old air-conditioning technology that has the potential to save money and benefit the environment.

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A cruel disease, a glimmer of hope

By John Monczunski

Niemann-Pick Type C may be the cruelest disease on the planet afflicting children. The National Institutes of Health refers to the disorder as “childhood Alzheimer’s,” and there’s no doubt the title is deserved.

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The Mortgage that Ate My Life

By Ed Cohen

Great new job, beautiful new home, happy horizons in one of America’s most scenic landscapes. Then a crash, and a quandary. An American morality tale.

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Far afield: Excuses, excuses

By Jason Kelly '95

It probably won’t become the sports equivalent of “hiking the Appalachian Trail,” but as excuses go, the North Korean coach’s explanation for his team’s World Cup loss to the United States has a certain electromagnetic appeal. The team was struck by lightning.

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Wonder of Wonders

By Liquid error: internal

Astronomy must be the most baffling of all sciences. In what other discipline do researchers freely admit they don’t yet understand 96 percent of their subject?

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Networthy ND 16

By Notre Dame Magazine staff

War and peace are major themes in this edition of Networthy ND, as the websites of CNN and NPR recently featured commentary by Notre Dame faculty members on the fighting in Libya and Afghanistan.

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Michael Baxter tribute

By Anna Nussbaum Keating' 06

In a pair of black jeans, work boots and a button-down flannel shirt with the sleeves rolled up, Michael Baxter is right at home. Although for the casual observer it might be difficult to tell exactly where that home is.

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The death of me

By Beth Apone Salamon ’90

“It is the job of the middle-school student to mentally murder the parents during these formative years,” the school counselor said at the “Welcome Parents” night.

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The Playroom: In my room

By Maraya Steadman '89, '90MBA

Last night I was putting the world’s best pizza wheel away in the drawer full of all those kitchen utensils that don’t go anywhere else, and my son asked, “Hey, can I play with that?” He was reaching inside the drawer for a yellow plastic funnel.

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