As much of the Western world prepares to celebrate Halloween, another important celebration parallels this tradition and is gaining popularity: Día de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead.
When I was studying abroad in Angers, France, my host mother, Chantal, decided I had the potential to be an ideal French wife — I’m not sure if that was a compliment, insult or if it had anything to do with the fact that she had three sons, but she began a five-month mission to train me in her likeness.
The Snite Museum of Art is currently hosting the exhibition “ND Alumni: Sculptors and Professors,” which highlights the work of the graduates of Notre Dame’s Department of Art, Art History, and Design once they leave the university with a Master of Fine Arts degree.
The bell tower of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart isn’t on the standard Notre Dame campus tour for good reason. It’s kind of a dangerous place. The wooden stairs are narrow and steeply pitched, and the first flight alone is sufficiently dusty and Hitchcockian as to discourage anyone but the most determined and cautious visitor.
One of my favorite things about working at Notre Dame is how much I learn in informal discussions. Someone lunching at Café de Grasta may bring up the issue of Ebola and how protecting Americans from the disease could endanger our beloved civil liberties. And sometimes, like in my chat with the Korean student, I may hear a tidbit that opens my eyes to an intriguing cultural trend. And without setting foot in a classroom, I learn something.
Ebola is not the virus to fear. Fear and panic are spreading faster than any organic living matter possibly could.
Welcome to Molarity Redux, the 64th strip in the updated, continuing adventures of Jim Mole and friends. About that “love thy neighbor” nonsense…
He’s a lifelong Notre Dame fan. This was his first trip to campus. And it so happened that the day of the football game against the North Carolina Tarheels was his 40th birthday.
It is 1:17 a.m. I should have stopped reading hours ago. I am not supposed to be awake, smiling like I just completed a mad dash, cross-country road trip without a second to spare.
According to billboard.com, the highest attended rock tour of 2013 was Bon Jovi, with a total attendance of just under 2.2 million. According to The Blue Angels website, the Blue Angels perform in front of an estimated 11 million people per year.
I learned the true value of Notre Dame football during the Davie, Willingham and Weis eras.
Kakuma has been created out of an apparent wasteland, but it is now home to almost 200,000 desperate, resilient, resourceful, uprooted human beings. For Rahul Oka, it is more than a study in anthropology.
Resonant, lyric metal, not quite like anything you’ve ever heard before. It’s not the only thing emerging from the foundry of Riley Hall.
News about Notre Dame graduates.
Margaret Ruffing Morris ’98 admits that becoming a producer and director for NFL Films was not exactly on her radar growing up. Neither was football.
Letters to the editor
Stories about Notre Dame alumni.
Books and CDs by Notre Dame people
Deciding who gets in and who doesn’t attracts a passionate band of critics, gripers and second-guessers. Bishop and his staff know quite well their decisions break hearts, collapse dreams and vault young people into life-altering directions.
We managed to keep these cartoons safe from burglars.
For her 90th birthday, Helen Hiatt received a white T-shirt that had been hand-painted to say “Mother of the Huddle,” her long-standing nickname.
While many elements are indeed grim, this story rests on help and hope and the human spirit.
Michelle Melland ’88 is propped up in a hospital bed in the master suite off the kitchen of her two-story house in Kansas City, Missouri. Her eyes light up as I walk into the bedroom, and then she dissolves into tears. I maneuver around the bed and medical equipment to give her an awkward hug hello, which she can’t return because of the paralysis throughout her body due to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS.
Seen & heard around campus
Geoffrey Siwo is ahead of his time — and he’s taking others along with him.
Tablets, texts and Twitter are in classrooms to stay.
A student journalist’s report from the road.
When three Sisters of Loretto processed into Notre Dame’s Log Chapel for Mass this summer, their delivery of a treasured artifact marked a moment evocative of the more than 200-year history of the Catholic Church in the United States.
She was a lawyer, her life was so busy, her work was so consuming, she was struggling to pack it in while raising her kids. I guess that was her excuse for overlooking rudimentary politeness.
The Office of Community Standards has replaced ResLife as the vehicle for helping students who have veered from the track.