Much Ado about Shakespeare

By Carol Schaal '91M.A.

It can be tough to grab a spot in a popular class. When Paul Rathburn and Katherine Pogue teach “Shakespeare in Performance” this summer, students soon will discover that it’s going to require skill and talent both to get in the class and to survive the course requirements. The end result, however, will be far more than intellectual growth and a grade.…

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ND Free Pass: Track & Field

By Carol Schaal '91M.A.

As I continue to sample all the ND sports, I run into some fun surprises, like the Notre Dame Invitational track and field event. Loftus had the air of a three-ring circus, minus the animals and any semblance of central heating but complete with amazing variety acts.

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Little company, big movies

By Carol Schaal '91M.A.

It’s not a business plan a banker would approve. “Essentially, right now as a company, the four of us are doing this for free,” says John Klein ’06 of the associates running Glass City Films.

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Unbalanced: Fear factor

By Carol Schaal '91M.A.

My walking partner is deathly afraid of dogs. If a dog is anywhere nearby, she’ll position herself so I am between her and the threat. What? Better that I be attacked than her?

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ND Free Pass: Rowing

By Carol Schaal '91M.A.

A spectator needs comfort as much as excitement, and I had a great plan for watching the ND rowing team compete against Tulsa. Arrive at Farmer’s Market before the racing start. Buy a sweet treat, then head for the bridge and cheer as the boats passed by.

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ND Free Pass: Women’s soccer

By Carol Schaal '91M.A.

As I sweated through their final home game, when the Irish women defeated Rutgers, one Notre Dame sports strategy was clear. The best way to draw spectators to non-revenue sports is to make the events family friendly — and cheap.

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Letter from campus: Football 101

By Carol Schaal '91M.A.

Football 101, the kick-off event of the Kelly Cares Foundation, promised an inside view of football, a quick course in the hows and the whys and the what-the-hell-is-a-tight-end type of questions the average but not overly schooled female fan might ask.

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Unbalanced: Doctor, doctor

By Carol Schaal '91M.A.

After surviving a morning of teeth-rattling chills, I checked WebMD to see what illness my symptoms might indicate. I was expecting a list of flu, strep throat, bronchitis. Normal stuff. Instead, the first thing I saw was: Plague.

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Unbalanced: The left-in-the-middle

By Carol Schaal '91M.A.

At the family gathering, I’d been quizzing my cousins about best choices in smartphones, laptops and other techno-gadgets. But from the grief-stricken look my cousin Bob gave me, you would’ve thought I’d announced I had cancer.

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