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Without further ado

By Video by Ryan Blaske

After months of preparation and anticipation, the Robinson Shakespeare Company travels to England to perform Cymbeline and explore Shakespearean history in Stratford-upon-Avon and London. 

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The globalization of a heart

By Thomas Doran '19

Rome is the epicenter of the Catholic Church, but there is much more to the Eternal City than papal authority and Baroque architecture. It has many of the same problems that cities face the world over. East of the Vatican lies Termini railway station. Here, the train tracks end. So does the hope of the refugee.

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Farewell to center founder McNeill

By Ed Cohen

The Urban Plunge. Summer service projects. The Center for Social Concerns. Father Don McNeill, CSC, ’58, the man whose hunger and thirst for social justice created a culture of service learning inspired by Catholic social teaching that still beckons more than 85 percent of Notre Dame undergraduates toward volunteer work each year, died Thursday, August 24, at Holy Cross House near the Notre Dame campus. "Padre Don" was 81.

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The Stationmaster

By Sean O'Brien '95, '01J.D., '02LL.M.

Thomas Bulla and Father Sorin were neighbors back when fugitive slaves were riding the Underground Railroad, their flight through South Bend aided by the man who lived about where Flanner Hall stands today — and whose sense of "neighbor" followed biblical ideals.

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What I’m Reading: Born to Run, Bruce Springsteen

By Ken Bradford '76

Rock ’n’ roll biographies generally aren’t much better than the National Enquirer. You get some growing-up snippets. The rest is about gold records, squabbles with band members or record companies, and romances with women named Britt, Anita or Marianne. The reason you read is you have hope that you might find a worthy book. You win with Bruce Springsteen’s Born to Run.

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By any other name

By Jason Kelly '95

Ophelia Emmons is named after the Ophelia, of Denmark, so Ophelia of Indiana’s place on the Shakespearean stage seems like a matter of destiny. She rejects any stars-aligning interpretation.

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Echoes: When the Irish got their fight back

By Kevin Brennan '07

Ara Parseghian, whose Fighting Irish teams won two national championships during his tenure as head football coach from 1963 to 1974, died early this morning (August 2) at his home in Granger, Indiana. We republish this interview piece written in 2014 by then-alumni editor Kevin Brennan ’07, along with stories about the Parseghian family’s battle against a rare disease and their ongoing contributions to scientific research at Notre Dame, in his honor.

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Soggy London town

By Jason Kelly '95

Everyone has a saturation point. After a rainy walk across London’s Tower Bridge on Wednesday afternoon, facing the prospect of watching a three-hour outdoor performance, members of the Robinson Shakespeare Company approached theirs.

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What fools these mortals be

By Video by Ryan Blaske

A glimpse into the lighter moments during the Robinson Shakespeare Company's adventure in England — from the struggle against jet lag on their first day to whiffs of 16th-century scents in a box to the sweet taste of mulberries fresh from a tree on William Shakespeare's land.

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Global Doc: Air lift

By Dr. Vincent DeGennaro Jr. ’02

The plane’s engine gently comes to life, subtle and quiet as a dishwasher, and soon we accelerate through takeoff, forced back into our seats by the mounting speed. I turn to the only other passengers — a mother and her son, who one month ago suffered extensive burns over his body, burns that are healing, but not well. “Eske nou anfom?” — Are you OK? — I ask.

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