New South Bend mayor addresses old problems

By John Nagy ’00M.A.

Being asked to speak about innovation in city government after only three months as America’s youngest small-city executive might feel a little like winning the Nobel Peace Prize just after winning the White House, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg joked as he began his presentation March 30 at Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business

Read More

This is the man who will fix South Bend

By John Nagy ’00M.A.

David Matthews isn’t your typical builder. He broke ground on his first confirmed real estate success, the innovative Ivy Quad development that rises near the Notre Dame campus, the the year the housing bubble popped, when he was 26.

Read More

The Rome of the Americas

By John Nagy ’00M.A.

Winds of change are stirring in Cuba, and Notre Dame’s School of Architecture is exploring opportunities to help the city of Havana frame its future while preserving the rich and classic beauty of its past.

Read More

What we’ve learned

By John Nagy ’00M.A.

Before the commencement 2011 arrived, senior Casey Cockerham asked his classmates to reflect on their growth and the wisdom gathered during four years at Notre Dame. Here are a few selections from what they had to say.

Read More

Women & Spirit

By John Nagy ’00M.A.

Women & Spirit is organized by the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, which represents 95 percent of Catholic sisters in the United States.

Read More

Hope's plan

By John Nagy ’00M.A.

In their 18-year fight against the pain, disfigurement and injustice caused by lymphatic filariasis, Father Tom Streit, CSC, and his bi-national team in the Notre Dame Haiti Program have grounded their scientific research and medical work in a consistent message: We are here for you. We are one with you. We will not stop until this scourge is gone. We will not lose hope.

Read More

NDAve: Kids must come first

By John Nagy ’00M.A.

This month, Notre Dame began a year-long conversation about equal opportunity in K-12 education, and the four high-profile panelists who conversed from red leather chairs on the Leighton stage said just about everything this parent wanted to hear.

Read More

Lazy I: Signs in the sand

By John Nagy ’00M.A.

I’ll speak for myself: I’ve done a poor job paying attention to North Africa and the Middle East during my lifetime. I suspect this is true of most Americans, but I shouldn’t presume. I know I wasn’t expecting the news from Tunisia last month. Now I can’t look away.

Read More

Lazy I: Where is Baby Jesus?

By John Nagy ’00M.A.

The Great Nativity Question, in any conscientious Catholic household, is whether baby Jesus takes up his position in the stable with the rest of the figurines or stays in the box until 12:01 on Christmas morning.

Read More

Sludge in a Notre Dame Viewfinder

By John Nagy ’00M.A.

As oil-sheened water and tar balls first slopped their way onto the barrier-island beaches of the Gulf Coast in the environmental wake of April’s Deepwater Horizon explosion, the federal government came looking for Joannes Westerink and Andrew Kennedy.

Read More

From lab to life

By John Nagy ’00M.A.

Notre Dame is learning how to take research innovations to the marketplace, where they can improve lives — or even save them. Two recent graduates are doggedly showing how it’s done.

Read More