Domers in the News

By Notre Dame Magazine

Matt Schlapp ’90 is the new White House deputy assistant to the president and director of political affairs. He reports to President Bush’s chief strategist, Karl Rove. . . . The Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino ’70M.A. was named bishop of the 267,000-member Diocese of Madison, Wisconsin. He had been bishop of the Diocese of Helena, Montana. . . . James V. Strauss ’92MBA

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Book-CD combo scores

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Some combinations are magical — strawberries and cream, sun and sand, kittens and string. Author Joe Garner and Sourcebooks, Inc., have hit on another one — books and CDs.

It started in 1998 with We Interrupt This Broadcast, a coffee table book and two CDs that detail in words, pictures and audio, 38 events that became defining moments of the 20th century. The best-seller was followed in 1999 by And The Crowd Goes Wild, which features such moments as Lou Gehrig’s good-bye, Wilma Rudolph’s sprint to Olympic gold and Mark McGwire’s single-season home run record hit. That sold so well that it was quickly followed by And The Fans Roared.…

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Second-chance sunblock

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A team of chemists at Notre Dame has synthesized an enzyme that they say could undo sun damage to skin — even years after exposure — and prevent the development of skin cancer.

The enzyme targets a cancer-triggering molecule that forms in DNA after exposure to ultraviolet radiation. So far the researchers have evidence that the enzyme can recognize and break up the molecule outside of DNA

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Business plan winners

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An on-line service for ordering replacement parts for consumer durables like lawnmowers and kitchen appliances won the $20,000 grand prize in the inaugural business plan competition of the Gigot Center for Entrepreneurial Studies.

The winning entry, PartScope, is the brainchild of student Christopher Ladd ’02, Stephen Colucci ’75Ph.D. and D. Scott Null. Second-place and a $2,000 award went to Smart Surfaces, a patented surface coating for ship and power plants that resists marine organisms like barnacles. Three other finalists received $1,000 each. The plans were judged on their likelihood of success. At least one member of each team had to be a Notre Dame student or alumnus.…

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Nice night for parietals protest

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An estimated 300 students spent all or part of the pleasant night of April 30 camped out on the South Quad. They were protesting the adminis- tration’s opposition to extending late-night visiting hours or parietals.

Students organized the protest after the Campus Life Council, composed of student representatives, rectors and a representative from student affairs, approved a resolution to allow visitors of the opposite sex to be in dorm rooms an hour earlier in the morning. But the group narrowly defeated a proposal to extend visiting hours by an hour at night on weekdays.…

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Irish sports teams rank high

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2000-2001 may have been the best year ever for Notre Dame athletics in terms of across-the-board success. In the month of April, Fighting Irish teams went a combined 66-8.

Below are the highest national rankings achieved by this year’s varsity teams at any point during the season:
1 — Women’s basketball* (national champion; senior center Ruth Riley was consensus national Player of the Year)…

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"Rudy" more popular than "Rockne"

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Rudy finished in a tie with Raging Bull for 10th place in a USA Today poll of readers’ favorite sports movies.

Nos. 1 through 9: Hoosiers, Field of Dreams, The Natural, Rocky, Bull Durham, Brian’s Song, Caddyshack, Chariots of Fire, Slapshot.

1940’s Knute Rockne, All American didn’t crack the top 25.…

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University joins workers' rights group

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In its latest move to fight sweatshop production of college logo sweatshirts and other apparel, Notre Dame has joined the Worker Rights Consortium.

The WRC, which activist students had urged the University to unite with, is a non-profit group of colleges and universities workers, and nongovernmental organizations that seeks to improve the conditions of workers producing collegiate apparel using the leverage of licensing agreements.…

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Hall to be named for Father Malloy

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The new philosophy and theology building, between Decio and O’Shaugnessy halls, will be called Edward A. Malloy, CSC, Hall.

Naming the building for President Malloy was the wish of the person whose gift underwrote its construction — Donald R. Keough, chairman emeritus of the Board of Trustees.

Keough was among the trustees who selected Malloy as president in 1986. He said he had seen Malloy’s legacy as leader of the University take shape, and he and his family were “pleased that his name will identify the theology and philosophy center at Notre Dame.” The building is scheduled to open this fall.…

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Another president visits campus

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Patricio Aylwin Azócar, who became Chile’s first democratically elected president in 1989, received the second Notre Dame Prize for Distinguished Public Service in Latin America. The award, presented to Azócar in a ceremony in the Main Building rotunda in April, was established with support from The Coca-Cola Company. It carries a cash prize of $10,000 with an equal sum given to a Latin American charitable organization of the recipient’s choice.…

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Unique Valedictorian

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For the first time in memory, and probably the first time in school history, Notre Dame’s valedictorian was a transfer student.

Carolyn Weir was also unusual in that she was co-valedictorian at Greensburg (Pennsylvania) Central Catholic High School with Brian O’Donoghue ‘01, Notre Dame’s student body president this past year.…

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Laetare medal to labor priest

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Monsignor George G. Higgins, scholar, activist and foremost “labor priest” of the Catholic church in the United States, was awarded this year’s Laetare Medal at commencement.

Throughout his career, Higgins has been a forceful and occasionally controversial advocate of organized labor, often appearing on picket lines to rally and support striking workers. He was a participant and speaker at the first congress of Solidarity in Poland.…

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Honorary degree recipients 2001

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Joining President Bush as honorary-degree recipients at commencement were these nine other distinguished individuals:

— John Bahcall, astrophysicist and Richard Black Professor of Natural Sciences at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. He has done seminal work on detecting solar neutrinos, developing a comprehensive model of the Milky Way Galaxy, and advocacy, planning and use of the Hubble Space Telescope.…

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Deaths in the Family

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FATHER ANTHONY J. LAUCK, CSC, ‘42, whose statue of Our Lady of the University welcomes visitors to campus at the Main Circle and who was a pioneering figure in art at Notre Dame and within the Holy Cross community, died in April at age 92. His many campus works also include a massive replica of his statue of the Visitation on the south side of the Eck Visitors’ Center, and the Basilica of the Sacred Heart’s statue of Blessed Brother Andre Bessette, CSC

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Web Extra Seen and Heard

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Club sports athletes are always unsung, so let’s sing about a couple here from this past year: Freshman Leigh Hellrung took gold in both the slalom and giant slalom at the Midwest Collegiate Snowsports Association Divisionals and then won silver in the slalom and gold in the giant slalom at the MCSA Regionals. At the latter she competed against skiers from six varsity teams ranked in top 20 nationally. Senior Tes Salb

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Seen and Heard Around Campus

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The lead advance agent for the Secret Service team that protected President Bush during his commencement visit was Cornelius Southall ‘89, who played free safety on Notre Dame’s 1988 national championship football team. Four other Notre Dame alumni in the Secret Service were part of the detail: Troy Wilson ‘87,who played cornerback for the Irish; and from the agency’s Chicago office, Sheila Horox ‘87, R.G. Starmann ’93, ’97MBA and Tim Gilroy ’94. Domers have long been popular with the feds. When J. Edgar Hoover ran the FBI

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A notable essay

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An essay by Kerry Temple, editor of Notre Dame Magazine, was chosen as one of the “Notable Essays of 2000,” a list published in The Best American Essays 2001. The Best American Series editor Robert Atwan made the selections.

His essay “The Geography of Grace,” appeared in the Autumn 2000 (Vol. 29, Number 3) issue of Notre Dame Magazine.…

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20 Things Not to Do on a Football Weekend

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Do not ask, “Who’s that on top of the dome?”

Do no not throw a fish, frog, octopus or even a single marshmallow during halftime.

Do not complain that Notre Dame has gone to pot since your student days.

Do not physically or verbally abuse the visiting team’s followers, no matter how boorishly they behave.…

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101 Things You Should Do on a Football Weekend

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Light a candle and say a prayer at the Grotto, and leave double the suggested offering “just to be sure.”

Go to the second-floor rotunda of the Main Building and look up at the mural on the inner dome. Be there at 4 p.m. on Friday when the band’s trumpet section heralds the coming of football.…

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Bee mileage

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Researchers have known for decades how worker bees give their brethren directions to a newly discovered food source: by doing a complicated dance on the hive. Now scientists think they know how bees calculate the distance to the pollen cache.

Through a series of experiments, Harald Esch, professor emeritus of biological sciences, along with colleagues in Australia and Germany, determined that bees measure distances by how much scenery buzzes past their eyes during flight.…

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SEC disclosure regulations fail

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Securities and Exchange Commission regulations that aimed to empower stockholders and bring CEO’s salaries closer in line with their performance have flopped, according to a study co-authored by Margaret B. Shackell, assistant professor of accountancy.

In 1992 the SEC began requiring companies to make it easier for outsiders to learn details of executives’ compensation packages. The new regulations also gave shareholders the right to put the packages to a vote.…

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Dust removal not such an easy chore

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While most of us think of dusting as a simple matter of wiping with a damp cloth, Patrick F. Dunn, professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering at Notre Dame, says removing micro-particles from a surface can be much more difficult because the attraction forces are magnified at small scales. The example he gives is of erasing pencil marks from paper. After rubbing a mistake with an eraser, you can blow away most of the bits of rubber. Smaller pieces may require a wipe of the hand. But to extract the smallest pieces from the paper fibers may require gusts at supersonic speeds.…

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A farewell to card catalog

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Crews were expected to begin hauling the library’s card catalog off to storage in September, 2001. It won’t be coming back. The library hasn’t maintained its paper index of holdings since 1987; instead, new entries have been added to the computerized records.

Holding the cards in storage is a precautionary measure in case something important on them didn’t make it into the computerized records. The area of the first floor where the wooden cabinets used to stand will be taken up by materials coming upstairs form the basement, which is being renovated.…

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Corporate recruiters: We love shopping here

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Notre Dame is the favorite place for corporate recruiters to hunt for new MBA graduates, according to a Wall Street Journal survey of recruiters.

The newspaper asked 1,600 corporate recruiters to rate various aspects of the MBA programs at 188 U.S. and 56 foreign business schools. Notre Dame finished first in terms of how well its career services office aided corporate recruiters and placed graduating students. Overall the newspaper rated the Notre Dame MBA

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A day of comfort and support

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An estimated 7,000 students and employees gathered on the South Quad for a special Mass the afternoon of the terrorist suicide hijackings, September 11. By late morning all classes and activities had been canceled and a day of prayer had been declared.

At the Mass, Father Malloy began by telling the crowd, “All I know how to do on these kinds of occasions is simply draw from the well of our faith, that death does not have the final word, that God will make all things new, that we can learn the capacity for love in the hope of faith.” He later said, “This is not a time for recriminations, for misdirected blame, but rather for prayer, sympathy comfort and support.”…

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Get back, scalpers

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Angela Road has long been a favorite place for ticket scalpers to wave their inventories on football weekends, but if you see any scalpers crowding the curb this fall they’re breaking the law.

In August the South Bend Common Council passed an ordinance banning ticket selling within 50 feet of the streets bounding any property where an entertainment event is taking place. Violators risk a fine of $100 for the first offense, $250 for subsequent offenses.…

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Endowment weathers stormy markets

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After leading the nation in 1999-2000, Notre Dame’s investments posted impressive returns again in fiscal 2000-2001, even if they were negative.

The endowment finished the 12 months ended June 30 — a brutal period for stocks, especially tech stocks — down 7.56 percent from a year earlier to approximately $3.2 billion. During the same 12 months, the NASDAQ

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Tuition, room and board edge past $30K

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The yearly cost of studying and living at Notre Dame as an undergraduate surpassed the $30,000 mark this year for the first time.

Ironically, the price threshold was crossed as a consequence of the smallest increase in tuition and room and board in more than 40 years.

For 2001-02, undergraduate tuition is $24,320 and room and board costs $6,210. Last year’s total was $29,100, a difference of $1,430 or 4.9 percent. Percentage-wise, the increase is the narrowest since 1959-60, when prices were unchanged from the previous year.…

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A new MSA program

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The business college launched a revised Master of Science in Administration degree program this past summer.

The MSA degree, a kind of MBA for administrators of nonprofit groups, started out in 1954 as a way for religious brothers, sisters and priests in administrative positions in Catholic education to attain needed business skills. The program later expanded to include religious and lay administrators of hospitals.…

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