In the years since the collapse of the World Trade Center’s twin towers, hundreds of thousands of American youths have signed up for military service to sacrifice life and limb for the welfare of their fellow Americans. Dr. Kenneth Graf has spent much of that time trying to keep them from having to.
When the puck dropped last spring to determine the unsettled 1989 state championship between two New Jersey high school hockey powers, it was surrounded by the sticks of husbands and fathers who never thought they’d play the big game taken from them two decades earlier.
Maybe no man is an island. But pack 135 of them together inside 6,000 tons of airtight steel suspended hundreds of feet beneath the surface of the ocean, and collectively that’s what they become.
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Hall Portrait: Pasquerilla East
Year Built: 1981
Capacity: 250 (currently overloaded at 268)
Male or Female: Female
They call themselves: Pyros. In the 1980s, they called themselves the Purple Elephants to match the hall initials. The name was changed to the Pyros in an effort to claim the title of “hottest dorm on campus.”…
In response to a declining journalism job market, the University’s Gallivan Program in Journalism, Ethics and Democracy is taking a new approach to help Notre Dame students nab coveted summer reporting internships: Buy them.
Last fall the Gallivan program reached agreements with The Philadelphia Inquirer…
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Hall Portrait: Siegfried Hall
Year Built: 1988
Capacity: 240 (currently overloaded with 264)
Male or Female: Female until 1997; male since
They Call Themselves: Ramblers, as a nod to the football team’s nickname during the barnstorming days of Knute Rockne. Their Viking image is partially inspired by Siegfried, a Viking warrior in Richard Wagner’s operatic movement “Ride of the Valkyries.” As a women’s dorm, they went by the Slammers.…