In the LimeLight: Successes and Limitations of Notre Dame's LimeBikes

Author: O'Neil, Alison

The green flashes, the whirring wheels, the ice cream truck-style startup jingles: it’s hard to miss the LimeBikes scattered around campus and throughout the city. Students and community members use the LimeBike system, implemented just in time for the fall semester, with varying degrees of frequency. And, as with most other issues, everyone has an opinion.

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Entranced by the Eclipse

Author: O'Neil, Alison

Students, faculty and community members came together on Aug. 21, one day before the start of classes, to view the Great American Eclipse on the lawn in front of Jordan Hall. With upturned faces and open mouths, adults and children alike watched in amazement as the moon slid slowly between the Earth and the sun. At approximately 2:22 p.m., the time at which the moon blocked 89% of the sun, the crowd stood up and cheered.

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A Closer Look: Notre Dame, the Tantur Ecumenical Institute and Holy Land Peace Building

Author: O'Neil, Alison

Its name evokes curiosity, and even a sense of mysticism: What is this institute, and how does its work relate to Notre Dame? While owned by the Holy See, Tantur is a theological research institute leased to the university that was founded in 1972. Nestled among cypress and olive trees and set on a hill overlooking Jerusalem, Tantur boasts a library with 70,000 volumes, a chapel, a dining hall, classrooms and conference rooms. The Institute offers several options for visitors and scholars, including the three-week Easter Encounter, a Scholar’s Program and additional summer opportunities.

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Road to the Rhodes: A Conversation with Alexis Doyle and Grace Watkins

Author: O'Neil, Alison

Since late November, the Notre Dame community has been celebrating its two newest Rhodes Scholars, current seniors Alexis (“Lexi”) Doyle and Grace Watkins. Both of the scholars became friends before the application process. They were thrilled at the prospect of continuing their studies together, as well as with a majority-female Rhodes class, at Oxford. Doyle and Watkins, however, both exhibited extreme modesty and gratitude, emphasizing the scholarship as an opportunity rather than an achievement. 

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Just a Thought with Hope Hollocher

Author: O'Neil, Alison

Professor of Biological Sciences Hope Hollocher is known primarily for her work on the population ecology, microbiota and genetics of macaque monkeys in Southeast Asia, specifically, in Bali and Singapore. She has spent years researching these primates in the field, analyzing their DNA and studying their gut parasites, such as intestinal worms. Her main goal is to understand how genes and parasites move through macaque populations and how social interactions and human activity affect this movement.

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Student Wonders If It Would Be Possible to Write in Corey Robinson

Author: O'Neil, Alison

Faced with what he considers a grim selection of presidential candidates, freshman Charlie O’Connor was spotted wondering aloud if he could nominate Student Body President Corey Robinson for the presidency.

“I mean, you have to be at least 35 to be president,” mused 18-year-old O’Connor, who will be casting his first-ever vote on November 8th. “But on the other hand ... Corey Robinson still has more political experience than Trump, and he’s probably never deleted 33,000 important emails.”…

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#ByTheNumbers

Author: O'Neil, Alison

1500 - The number of fans that will be able to fit into the Harris Family Track and Field Stadium, currently under construction on the southeast side of campus near the Compton Family Ice Arena and the Melissa Cook Softball Stadium. When completed, this state-of-the-art facility (located outside ND’s existing nine-lane track) will boast a nutrition station, locker rooms, meeting rooms, a training center and a scoreboard. The stadium, subsidized by College of Science alumnus Bob Harris and his wife, Mary Ellen, is expected to be finished by February 2017.…

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Rev. Malloy, Students Remember 9/11

Author: O'Neil, Alison

This morning, South Quad — usually dotted with picnickers and Frisbee players — took on a more serious note as a diverse group of students, alumni, and even young children gathered to remember the Sept. 11 attacks. Despite the heaviness of the subject matter, however, the mood of the memorial was not one of mourning alone; a message of hope and community permeated the event from beginning to end.

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