Domers in the news

By John Monczunsk

*Tom Merriman '84,* an investigative reporter with WJW-TV in Cleveland, won the Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Award, considered the Pulitzer Prize of broadcast journalism. The award honored his investigation into the Cleveland Municipal School District's transportation department, which found millions of dollars in waste, mismanagement, and the use of inflated data in state funding reports. . . . A short story by Tony D'Souza '00MFA,…

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Domers in the news

By John Monczunsk

Kenneth Stinson ’64, chairman of Peter Kiewit Sons’ Inc., one of the nation’s largest construction firms, was elected in May to Notre Dame’s Board of Trustees. He has been a member of the College of Engineering’s advisory council since 1996. . . . Ann Claire Williams ’75J.D., a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals, was the commencement speaker at Saint Mary’s College this year. A former elementary school teacher before beginning her legal career, Williams was appointed by President Reagan in 1985 to the bench of the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois. In 1999 she was named a judge for the 7th Circuit of the appeals court by President Clinton. . . . Joseph A. Cari Jr. ’74 ’78J.D.

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Seen and heard on the Notre Dame campus

By John Monczunsk

The first tangible sign of the Eddy Street Commons “college town” development sprang up in July, just days after the South Bend Common Council approved rezoning 25 acres south of campus for the $200 million project. A fence was erected along Edison Road emblazoned with townhouse images, a phone number for leasing information and the slogan “Live, Shop, Relax, Work, Enjoy.” Behind the fence, contractors working for Kite Realty Group of Indianapolis began clearing the area formerly known as the Notre Dame Woods. The development, which will run along Eddy Street and east into the Notre Dame property, will include shops, restaurants, two hotels, 250 apartments, 80 town homes and some 120 condominiums. The first phase, including the hotels, commercial space and apartments, is scheduled for a summer 2009 completion. Town homes and condos will be completed in phases from 2009 to 2011. . . . Unfortunately, several Notre Dame students

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Heading off hemophilia in the womb

By John Monczunsk

A team of biologists and chemists has developed a technique that promises to head off hemophilia before birth.

Led by Elliot D. Rosen, associate director of Notre Dame’s W.M. Keck Center for Transgene Research, researchers from the Keck Center and ND’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry succeeded in transferring liver cells into mouse embryos that lacked the ability to produce an essential blood-clotting protein.…

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