Making Their Way

By Lisa Moore '77

Alumnae; alumni: Even the words are different—to sticklers. Since 1972, when the first women undergraduates enrolled at Notre Dame, the numbers of alumnae have steadily grown. For the 2007-08 school year, Notre Dame’s student body was 44 percent female. Today, about 28 percent of all alumni are women.…

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A Group Hug at 50

By Lisa Moore '77

Fifty. It’s an age that used to belong to our parents. Now it belongs to us. For some, it’s a rite of passage we’d rather forget; for others, it’s cause for celebration: We made it! At 50’s cusp, life folds on itself, reflecting on where it’s been and wondering where it’s going. Fifty is full of physical realities: Those faces and figures reflected in the mirrors of Walsh and Farley Halls aren’t quite as perky today. In fact, first thing in the morning, mine can look downright frightening.

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