Things are getting a little crazy here in March/April 1981. Send lawyers, guns and money.
A correspondent ponders our new e-spresso overlords.
Another disaster has befallen Haiti in the form of Hurricane Matthew. From outside portrayals, the death and destruction is expected to further cripple the country, our poorest neighbor in the hemisphere. But Haiti is not the sum of a series of disasters, both natural and man-made.
Being an American abroad these days provides someone with a perplexing yet recurring experience. Wherever you go, people beyond our shores want to know why the American presidential campaign is approaching its conclusion as a political popularity contest between two historically unpopular candidates.
A few weeks ago, while driving from Seattle to Belfair, Washington — a drive of about 70 miles — I was tired and wondering why I’d said yes to this invitation. I was not at all prepared for the graces God would give me on that Sunday morning.
America still does make steel. That was the first piece of news that Binyamin Appelbaum of The New York Times delivered to Notre Dame students last week.
Many of us have that friend who recommends the best books to read. My friend’s name is Emma, and whenever she tells me to read something, I do it. Emma is not the kind of person to have a favorite book. But a few years back, when Emma and I were catching up, she told me that she had finally found a favorite: the fantasy novel The Name of the Wind.
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Sometimes Joe Fennessy ’18 forgets about the beard. He’ll be deep in conversation — not uncommon for the outgoing Notre Dame junior — and put a hand to his chin. That’s when he’ll feel it.
Call this little parable a lesson in human nature. See if it helps illuminate what’s happening in America these days. I think it does.
Indiana’s 200th birthday party took a turn through a quiet Notre Dame campus last Saturday afternoon, an unheralded moment on a cool, sunny day that happened to coincide with the television broadcast of a football game played on a wet, windswept field some 575 miles away.
Did Joe Biden start a trend? Since Biden’s election as the first Catholic vice president eight years ago, the Democratic and Republican parties in 2012 and this year have nominated running mates born and raised as Catholics in Irish American households.
Rev. Marvin R. O’Connell ’59Ph.D., professor emeritus of history and author of Edward Sorin, a definitive biography of Notre Dame’s founder, died August 19. He was 86.
Every time a taxi makes a short trip from the Notre Dame campus to Eddy Street Commons, it drops off more than just passengers; it also leaves behind a tiny amount of pollution that lingers in the air, sometimes for years. Freshman Jake Drysdale wants to do something about that.
I came away from a conversation with Ted Barron, the new executive director of Notre Dame’s DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, thinking his job is sort of like being a fortune teller.
At a house on St. Peter, back in ‘98, two Notre Dame students promised to play music together for the rest of their lives. This past July almost 18,000 raucous, cheering, dancing fans celebrated the pact as ND-infused Umphrey’s McGee jammed two Rocky Mountain nights.
Young African entrepreneurs plant seeds for a fertile economic ecosystem.
The basilica organ, Colombian peace, bass pros, ND data, an Irish getaway, Hesburgh in sculpture and an endorsement.
The priest was talking to seminarians, but his advice is good for everyone.
Kiley Adams’ kaleidoscopic experience of the world.
The Monogram Club’s Heaton Fund assists former Notre Dame athletes in need.
Kiley Adams ’17, in her own words.
Traveling along Route 66, at a motel breakfast bar in Holbrook, Arizona, a lovely act of generosity begs us to look at life the way we look at art.
Students who are overbooked and overburdened should make time to care for themselves.
The pursuit of excellence starts early and drives many young people toward the nation’s elite colleges and universities. But success has its costs, and victims.
LBJ knew that getting the Civil Rights Act passed would cost the Democratic Party for decades to come, but — according to Father Hesburgh — he resorted to strong-arm tactics anyway.
Whether art, artifact or architecture, Jack Simmerling ’57 spent his life creating and capturing the beauty he saw around him.
I have always loved magazines. I remember, as a boy, poring over the copies of Life and Look, The Saturday Evening Post and National Geographic, Boys’ Life, Sports Illustrated, even Redbook, Vogue, Good Housekeeping and Time that came into our house.
The Renegade is a poem by Sam Hazo ’49, the author of numerous books of poetry, essays and fiction who was the founder and longtime director of the International Poetry Forum.