Yep, 250 bucks. Not a bad prize for a treasure hunt. It explains the thousands of Notre Dame students who were combing campus in April to find Morrissey Manor’s slender wooden medallion.
A heartbreaking loss…. a moment in the sun…. a disfiguring disease in the crosshairs.
Each spring, the Morrissey Medallion Hunt dispatches campus scavengers to find a wee wooden wafer tucked away in some hidden-in-plain-sight corner of the University. Could you have found it this year?
A friendship opens a Notre Dame passage to India.
Nandi Mgwaba has a sore neck.
It takes a lot to cultivate a lasting residence hall tradition at Notre Dame. Thirty-nine years of uproarious double-entendres and equal-opportunity irreverence will build the hype for next year’s Revue. Nine years of contempt for frostbite and respiratory infections — all to collect money in those red cups for South Bend’s Center for the Homeless — will snowball into the next Day of Man.
Let me come right out and say it: I don’t have a great story of my own to share about Father Hesburgh. I’ve since had a few ennobling encounters with him, for which I’ll be forever grateful. And it’s impossible to spend any amount of time around Notre Dame people and not get to know Father Ted. It seems like everyone has a story to tell.
Whenever I think of the March for Life, I think of my oldest son. I think of him as a miniature boy about 17 months old, walking along the double-yellow line that runs down Washington D.C.’s Constitution Avenue, wearing a giant woolen hat and snow boots that nearly covered his knees. Sometimes out of habit he would rocket his mittened hand upward to find his pregnant mother’s gloved one.
Barely a day goes by when I don’t think about the undergraduate semester I spent in Ireland 21 years ago. I’ve never found the opportunity to return, but two recent events on the Notre Dame campus renewed my acquaintance with the island and my hope that transformative Christian faith may not be a thing of the Irish past.
A Notre Dame scholar’s research liberates an Ecuadorian treasure
The Keough School of Global Affairs will house seven existing units active in international scholarship at Notre Dame.
The Keough School of Global Affairs is scheduled to open in 2017. In respect for historical roots, let’s review what global efforts came before at Notre Dame.
Seen & heard at Notre Dame
Notre Dame carves out a holistic, religion-savvy niche with the creation of its first new school in 93 years.
On October 1, 2014, University President Rev. John I. Jenkins ’76, ’78M.A. formally announced the creation of the Donald R. Keough School of Global Affairs.
Composed one morning while getting everyone out the door, aware that, no matter what, we will still be late to school/work/practice/whatever.
Two Americas. It’s become customary to think of ourselves as a divided people, at least since John Edwards’ stump speech in the 2004 race for the Democratic presidential nomination when he lumped us into haves and have-nots. But thanks to author Susan Cain, I’m beginning to think our great divide isn’t economic.
A nap versus nativity scenes from around the world? To me, the choice was obvious.
The bell tower of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart isn’t on the standard Notre Dame campus tour for good reason. It’s kind of a dangerous place. The wooden stairs are narrow and steeply pitched, and the first flight alone is sufficiently dusty and Hitchcockian as to discourage anyone but the most determined and cautious visitor.
He’s a lifelong Notre Dame fan. This was his first trip to campus. And it so happened that the day of the football game against the North Carolina Tarheels was his 40th birthday.
Resonant, lyric metal, not quite like anything you’ve ever heard before. It’s not the only thing emerging from the foundry of Riley Hall.
When three Sisters of Loretto processed into Notre Dame’s Log Chapel for Mass this summer, their delivery of a treasured artifact marked a moment evocative of the more than 200-year history of the Catholic Church in the United States.
Guys like big TVs. It’s a simple fact of life. So Keenan Hall bought a Sharp Aquos 90” and installed it on the wall of its basement lounge.
The long drop in religious vocations has caught up with the way Notre Dame recruits its rectors. What’s the future of the University’s unique residence hall system?
I love food. The truth is, I’ve never met a meal I didn’t like. I’m a human billy goat, and unless I know for sure something will kill me – like yellow-cake uranium or a mystery fungus or the tendons in a chicken leg – I’ll probably enjoy it.
ND Food Services dishes up more than 20,000 meals on a typical day — and that’s not all. How on earth do they do it?
Fifty years later, the library holds a fond place in many Domers’ hearts, but students are spending less time there. Patrons use words like “ugly,” “old,” “dark,” “dreary” and “unwelcoming.”
This is sacred ground. The men felt it; Lincoln knew it; and Father Corby believed it as an article of faith. We’re here to pray the Mass, to reflect on the legacy of this place and to bless once more the memorial erected a century ago to honor a priest made famous by his courageous work of mercy. For Notre Dame, the sesquicentennial commemoration of the Civil War’s defining battle begins today.
George Rugg can tell you practically anything you want to know about Notre Dame’s Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, and its growth since he arrived in 1994 to curate the incomparable Joyce Sports Research Collection.
It’s all going up. The number of classes he and his colleagues teach; the research consultations with faculty, students and outside patrons; the sheer number of emailed queries and publishing requests they field from all over the planet; the endowments and budget allocations for new acquisitions, especially unique, unpublished texts and collections of personal papers. The pace in this bibliophile’s heaven is quickening as digitization makes the department’s holdings — more than 175,000 bound volumes, along with 8,000 linear feet of pamphlets, posters, newspapers, letters, private papers, coins, stamps, you name it — ever more accessible.…