Seen and Heard web extra

By Chas Grundy

As is the case at many businesses, to make an outside call from a Notre Dame telephone, you have to dial 9 first. But so many people accidentally dial 9-1-1 (which connects to campus Security/Police emergency) that telephone users are being asked to dial 8 instead of 9. For now both 8 or 9 work, but starting in September, only 8 will. . . . Speaking of numbers,…

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Seen and heard on campus

By Chas Grundy

The new pope once had the chance to become a professor at Notre Dame. In the early 1960s President Hesburgh wrote to Father Joseph Ratzinger—then an up-and-coming German theologian—inviting him to join the faculty as a visiting professor or permanent member of the faculty. Hesburgh was scouring the world for prospects in his quest to bolster Notre Dame's theology faculty. Speaking with reporters shortly after Ratzinger's election as Pope Benedict XVI, Hesburgh said the German scholar wrote back saying he'd love to come and teach at Notre Dame but he didn't think his English was good enough. . . . Organizers of the Bengal Bouts…

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