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Hesburgh: A University’s President, A Nation’s Potential Vice President

Hesburgh: A University’s President, A Nation’s Potential Vice President

Ask about Hesburgh’s involvement in presidential politics, and you’ll have to clarify his involvement with which president. The fact that not one, not two, but six presidents, from both the Republican and Democratic parties in the age of partisanship, sought Hesburgh’s opinion over the decades demonstrates his national recognition. …

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Fr. Hesburgh’s Athletic Influence

Fr. Hesburgh’s Athletic Influence

When Fr. Hesburgh was appointed president in 1952, Notre Dame was widely known for its football prowess. Famed coach Frank Leahy had led the Irish to four national championships and had not lost a single game from 1946 to 1949. When reporters came to cover Hesburgh’s appointment, they brought along a football, hoping to capture a picture of the newest president of a “football school.” When they asked him to pose with the pigskin, he refused. In later press conferences, more reporters asked about the famed football team.…

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Humor

Finals Study Tips

Finals Study Tips

Let's face it: studying is hard.  Here are some helpful tips to get you through finals!

  1. Study while driving. You’re more likely to remember things if you review them in different places
  2. Write the answers on pieces of paper. Tie the paper to birds’ legs. Wait six months. When the birds come back, catch them. Now you have the answers.
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