One of Our Own: Ernest Sandeen (1908-1997)

By Edward Vasta '52

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I knew Ernest Sandeen for almost 50 years, first as a student, then as a faculty colleague. When I came to Notre Dame as a freshman in l948, Professor Sandeen, pictured at right, had been here, in the English Department, for two years. He still wore his World War II Navy crew cut, and he stood straight and square-shouldered, his chin prominent. He chuckled and snuffled a lot in class. My roommate and I had our private nickname for him: Chuckles. Chuckles Sandeen.…

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My Notre Dame Victories

By Edward Vasta '52

My Notre Dame experiences as an undergraduate and a faculty member make me think that the Victory March celebrates the University’s victories not only in athletics but also in individual lives, like mine. In my seventh year of retirement, after teaching in ND’s English Department for 40 years, I can now recount our encounters.…

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