When a customer popped into Friends by Design, asking when the fashion boutique would start displaying swimsuits for sale, owner Susan Mason ’87, ’96MBA gave her a definitive answer: “Never.” Selling bathing suits does not fit the vision Mason has for her specialty women’s clothing shop in downtown St. Joseph, Michigan. “I want you to feel great when you walk out,” she says, “and not feel disappointed in your shape or size.”
Teaching a course to prisoners became personal, as all real learning does.
Notre Dame president Rev. Theodore Hesburgh asked Richard Goldstone, a South African judge fighting apartheid, what Notre Dame could do to promote justice in the country. “Educate our lawyers,” Goldstone said.
Behind the scenes of the world premiere of the Notre Dame-commissioned opera adaptation of William Shakespeare’s comedy As You Like It.
One by one, students raised their hands for the microphone to ask questions about alcohol policy, the logistics of disciplinary procedures, even the methodology of the survey they had gathered to discuss. About 100 people attended a town hall meeting at DeBartolo Hall on April 20 to talk about the sexual misconduct and campus climate report released earlier that week.…
An aging priest, an 80-year-old husband and a professor emerita do not look away as aging destroys the memories of those they hold dear.
How Jim O’Connell’s one-year plan turned into a lifetime of taking health care and humanity to the homeless of Boston.
Kiva Ford and the fusion of beauty, art and function.
A meditation on dignity in our post-dignity world.
Notre Dame’s Harper Cancer Research Institute is trying a different strategy in the fight against the disease: bringing scientists from diverse fields onto a single team.
When he had just turned 22, the author set out on a pilgrimage to touch the oldest living things on earth. That was in 1974. He went back in 2014. The trees had not changed. But he had.
That is a bristlecone pine — Pinus longaeva — on the cover. So yes, this issue’s cover story is about a kind of tree. But it is not just about a tree, not even really about what may be the oldest living thing on earth, which the bristlecone pine is believed to be.
It’s impossible to use the past to predict the future, but electoral trends can often provide context for understanding the present. By almost any measure, 2016 should be a change election rather than one of continuity.
From a different political season, the summer of 2008, Tom Rosshirt’s reflection on our national virtues and vices is a meditation worthy of the Fourth of July, as fresh and relevant to the 240th birthday of the United States of America as the day we first published it.
Excerpts from Echoes of ’58: Recollections of the Notre Dame class of 1958. John Hennedy and Emmett Whealan look at lessons learned.
I never had much interest in going to the Holy Land, primarily because I thought that it would never happen. But on the Thursday after commencement I found myself with a group of pilgrims on a plane from New York to Tel Aviv. I will be eternally grateful.
I have no firsthand knowledge of rowing, having never once sat in a racing shell. But I learned a great deal about grit and teamwork from reading The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown.
Welcome to Molarity Redux, the continuing adventures of Jim Mole and friends. All politics is personal, or so they say….
The gap today between the police and the people has no rightful place in a democracy. We are better than that.
I can feel Wi-Fi. And power lines. And smart phones. And electric heat. And LED lights. But, before you get too excited about my real-life “Spidey sense,” let me warn you, it does not feel good.
A student angsts about a writing assignment. The theme? Pressure.
When I picked up Jen Sincero’s You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life, it turned out I needed some high-level motivation delivered with a wink and a raised eyebrow.
The triviality and experimentation that creates the surface tension of the Notre Dame Bubble? It has a dark side, too.
I’m still in denial that my four years at Notre Dame are up. I think of the lifelong friendships I made, the six Saturdays I spent inside Notre Dame Stadium every fall — and the crazy professor who made me wear a funny-looking turtle hat and tell embarrassing stories about myself.
There was a time — not that long ago — when this family was caught in a generational conflict because of the attention-stealing media invading American homes in the 21st century.
Over the last 30 years, Haiti has become the ultimate expression of limited government, a test tube for libertarian ideals such as the privatization of basic services.
Butterfly is the story of 14-year-old Plum Coyle and the world around her, from family to neighbors to friends and the relationships that bind them. Sonya Hartnett paints raw, engaging 14-year-old girl emotions. Reading it, I felt as if I were back in middle school.
C’mon, it’s reunion, relax. You’re with family.
Notre Dame Magazine congratulates Ted Barron on the announcement of his appointment as executive director of the DeBartolo Center for the Performing Arts. Back in 2011, when Barron was the director of the center’s popular Browning Cinema, we asked him to compile this list of his favorite films.
Sometime earlier this year when we were planning our Fun issue, editor Kerry Temple ’74 smiled and said “Clowns.” But how do you find a real, live clown among the 150,000-plus alumni in the Notre Dame family?