Air apparent

By Julie Hail Flory

Every time a taxi makes a short trip from the Notre Dame campus to Eddy Street Commons, it drops off more than just passengers; it also leaves behind a tiny amount of pollution that lingers in the air, sometimes for years. Freshman Jake Drysdale wants to do something about that.

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The right people in place

By Julie Hail Flory

Amid years of change at Notre Dame, one principle has remained constant, according to University leaders. Behind every truly great university is an excellent faculty.

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All the world over

By Julie Hail Flory

You never know where in the world you might find Molly Kinder ’01. For that matter, she’s often not really sure where she’ll turn up at any given time.

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Creators of knowledge

By Julie Hail Flory

One by one, the imposing metal doors whirred to life, slid open, then clicked shut behind him. Opening . . . then closing. Opening . . . then closing. Twenty doors. The process seemed to go on forever.

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O brothers, where art thou?

By Julie Hail Flory

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To the uninitiated—and, perhaps, unenlightened—it may seem among the most morbid of vocations. A task best left unconsidered. Brother Clarence Breitenbach, CSC, has his own perspective.

“I dig the graves,” he states quite simply of his service at the Holy Cross community cemetery, where he has worked since 1967. He maneuvers an old backhoe, and at times a shovel, to hollow out the final resting places for members of the religious and academic community who have died during his tenure.…

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The value of res life

By Julie Hail Flory

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Ask any Notre Dame student, past or present, to share their fondest memory of the undergraduate experience, and it’s a pretty safe bet the story will in some way lead them back home.

Home to their residence hall, that is.

“Your education at Notre Dame really takes place in a significant way in the dorms,” says Peter Tooher, a senior who has lived all four years in the stately campus abode known affectionately as The Manor—Morrissey Manor, that is.…

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