Notre Dame's foremost Renaissance intellectual just might have been the adventurer, naturalist, writer, professor, visionary and priest John Zahm, whose prophetic thinking often put him at odds with his contemporaries.
In honor of the upcoming St. Patrick's Day holiday, our latest Magazine Classic tells the story of an abandoned island off of Ireland's west coast.
Tribes are a hot topic today as a concept political scientists and pundits have found useful to describe America's polarized political landscape. But our tribal tendencies may have a flip side: a way in which, properly harnessed, tribal instincts and behavior might alleviate other scourges of modern society.
Amid post-election fear and division, a prayer service seeks unity.
To mark the 100th anniversary of the national parks system, the O’Shaughnessys rented an RV and embarked on a great American pilgrimage inspired by John Steinbeck’s literary odyssey.
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.
You wanted to be a part of whatever Robert Sedlack was concocting, and you always felt he wanted you to be a part of those plans. His great laugh and his energy were contagious. He organized parish picnics, St. Patrick’s Day parade themes and green-firetruck tailgaters. Robert was the Pied Piper, the connector, the glue guy of every group he belonged to.
In the latest collaboration between anthropologist Ian Kuijt and videographer William Donaruma, both Notre Dame professors, a drone equipped with a camera offers a bird’s-eye view of the ethereal, rock-strewn beauty of a pair of Irish islands that can seem like last outposts of western civilization being battered by the Atlantic Ocean.
As South Bend finds its future, Notre Dame’s part shifts from Rockne to research.
A spring break trip to a former cigarette factory inspires students to help South Bend emulate Durham, North Carolina’s transformation.
Among those threats facing America today is the ever-widening fault line that separates rich and poor, them and us, those who can and those who don’t.
Written by Rolling Stone political reporter Matt Taibbi, The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap provides dozens of similar stories of prosecutors going after poor people for minor crimes at the same time it lets the wealthy off with at most a company fine for gargantuan fraud.
Six ‘Global Gateways’ open doors between Notre Dame and the world.
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David Link ’58, ’61J.D.
Joe Fernando commandeers a fleet of projects to engineer a safer tomorrow.
Few people in Notre Dame’s history have had such an impact on the place and its students. So why the T-shirts, “Deliver Us from Emil”? It might be those weekly quizzes.
Max Siegel ’86, ’92J.D. has yet to slow a pace that began with life literally on the run.
So there I am, in the parking lot of Lowe’s hardware superstore, cross-country skiing back and forth along a 100-yard grass strip on the edge of the lot and the brink of insanity. I’m wearing my wife’s superthin maxipads wrapped around both heels in a vain attempt to prevent the blisters my ski boots have given me for the last 10 years. I’m working up a sweat and drawing some funny stares from people heading in to buy power tools or track lighting.…