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Soundings: The Search for Captain Stapleton '41

By Kerry Temple ’74

Almost 70 years had passed since Captain Charles D. Stapleton was killed in action. The white cross offers very few clues of the life so honored there. Etched into the stone cross is Captain Stapleton’s name and rank and home state. That’s it. But it’s not quite where this story begins.

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Global Doc: Rebound

By Dr. Vincent DeGennaro Jr. ’02

Frustrated with the consistent dysfunction of the Haitian government — and, often, of the institutions I work with — I’ve decided to leave an organization I’ve worked for on and off for 12 years and launch a new organization called Equal Health International.

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For Cuba and the U.S., a New Volley

By Dennis Brown

As I sat in my window seat aboard a turbo-prop plane operated by Red Carpet Airlines, I saw a steady drip, drip, drip of oil falling from the right engine onto the tarmac. This was the spring of 1979 and I was part of a U.S. athletics delegation headed to Havana.

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What I’m Reading: Games the Irish Play, Dave Brown

By Kerry Temple ’74

At Notre Dame athletics has always been a very big deal. And Games the Irish Play: The History of Non Varsity and Recreational Sport at the University of Notre Dame is a very big book, providing a thorough history of nonvarsity and recreational sports at Notre Dame, from 1842 right up to the present.

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Crossing the Border

By Marisel Moreno

A literature professor who teaches about the U.S.-Mexico border reflects on the troubled lives and deaths of would-be migrants — from the southern side of the desert wall built to keep them out.

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