These are sad days for those of us who have such fresh memories of Jean Lenz, a woman who inspired us, taught us, changed us, and loved us — and whom we deeply loved in return. Indeed, there is a hole in our hearts and a hole in the congregation tonight.
The last time I saw Jean Lenz it was pretty much like the first time — and all the times in between. I smiled throughout the conversation, listening to her talk.
We used to work hard to earn the American dream. Today our desires aren’t so patient. We’re driven by an appetite for instant gratification.
As we inch closer to the due date, I try to wrap my mind around this baby situation. It’s just the two of us for now, and while our lives are on the verge of big changes, Hattie feels at peace.
As climate change accelerates, worldwide fresh water supplies are predicted to become increasingly stressed. However, with all that sea sloshing around, there should be enough for everybody, right? Just remove the salt. Problem solved. Well, not quite.
Welcome to Molarity Redux, the 27th strip in the updated, continuing adventures of Jim Mole and friends.
The hardcourt wizardry of forward Tim Abromaitis and guard Ben Hansbrough on the men’s squad and superstar guard Skylar Diggins on the women’s team stoked national championship chatter among Irish basketball fans a year ago, but many remain unaware that such excitement had occurred before.
Joe Bellavance ’89 knows how to get people to stop at his trade show booth. He fires up an oven he’s schlepped there from home and bakes his signature artisan bread.
I forget things more and more these days, a tendency I attribute to growing older. To be honest, at 51, I’m not sure which makes me more anxious: my thinning hair or my lethargic synapses.
I am sitting on cement bleachers at an ice rink southeast of Chicago’s O’Hare airport, our home ice. The kids and I are nearing the end of our day, I am tired and my butt is cold. I would like for the women seated near me to stop talking. Endless, mindless chatter about nothing. What merit is left to silence?
I saw that BK got a two year extension, and I thought, Hmmm, after two seasons is he still the New Lou?
Strips 111-115 of the popular comic strip Molarity, which previewed in The Observer in 1977, follow the protest over the housing lottery, a little publication called “the dog book,” and the agony of finals.
Charles W. “Lefty” Smith Jr., the patriarch of University of Notre Dame ice hockey died Jan. 3, 2012, of natural causes in his South Bend, Ind., home.
Some side notes from associate editor John Nagy’s trip to Havana.
Winds of change are stirring in Cuba, and Notre Dame’s School of Architecture is exploring opportunities to help the city of Havana frame its future while preserving the rich and classic beauty of its past.
In the years since the collapse of the World Trade Center’s twin towers, hundreds of thousands of American youths have signed up for military service to sacrifice life and limb for the welfare of their fellow Americans. Dr. Kenneth Graf has spent much of that time trying to keep them from having to.
The maxim, “With age comes wisdom,” may in fact have a neurological basis.
I spoke the other night to a group of ND students about writing. The Career Center had gotten us together to talk about careers in publishing.
The Rome of the Americas slideshow
Twice that weekend, both on my flight to San Diego on Thursday and my return flight to campus that Sunday, I felt like I was going home.
Sexual assault is a crime few people want to talk about. It’s a tough topic — personally invasive and legally loaded, intricately complicated and sensitive. It’s national in scope and particularly problematic on college campuses.
Books by and about Notre Dame people.
The commons is actually a simple notion, but advocates say it has huge ramifications for how we lead our lives, maintain our communities and organize our society in the years to come.
Letters to the editor
Deaths in the Notre Dame family
Seen and heard on the Notre Dame campus.
Notre Dame football expanded into the digital world along with the Internet and blogging explosion over the past decade. Here are some sites for the Notre Dame and college football fan.
Deaths of Notre Dame alumni
Domers in the news