Hall Portrait: Badin

By Alyson Tomme '02

badin

Year Built: original section, 1897; two wings added in 1917.

Named for: Father Stephen Badin, 1768-1853, first Catholic priest ordained in America (1793). In the early 1830s Badin purchased the land that would become Notre Dame from the government and early settlers. He planned to use it as a base for his missionary work in the Ohio and Mississippi river valleys. In 1835 he sold the land to the bishop of Vincennes, in southern Indiana, for a modest amount with the expressed hope that a school be established at the location. In 1842 the bishop’s successor deeded the land to Father Edward Sorin, CSC

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Tailgating crackdown riles students

By Alyson Tomme '02

The hot issue on campus fall semester was tailgating.

The University tried to curb binge drinking the mornings of home football games by inviting state and local police to join the campus Security Police in sweeps of the parking lots popular with tailgaters. They issued hundreds of citations for underage drinking and for violating a rule in du Lac

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