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Notre Dame Employees and Students Recover Birth Control Coverage

Notre Dame Employees and Students Recover Birth Control Coverage

Author: Ashley Lo

Notre Dame’s third-party health plan partners will continue to provide contraceptives to plan members, the university announced on Nov. 7. 

The decision came as a major turnabout after the university notified faculty and staff on Oct. 27 that Notre Dame would act on the Trump Administration overhaul of an Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare,” mandate that required employers to provide birth control coverage. …

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2018 Commencement Speaker Announced
Opioid Crisis Hits Close to Home

Opioid Crisis Hits Close to Home

Author: Joe Disipio

A few weeks ago, a family from Granger, Indiana appeared on the “Today” show. In many cases, it would be cause for celebration to see a family from eight miles down the road on national television. 

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From the Desks of Becca and Sib
#tbt Nuclear Fears: Then and Now

#tbt Nuclear Fears: Then and Now

Author: Peter Baltes

In 1984, the world was still gripped by the Cold War. Harsh rhetoric flew back and forth between Washington and Moscow, and fears of nuclear Armageddon would not have been misplaced.

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Just a Thought with Natalie Porter

Just a Thought with Natalie Porter

Author: Christian Abraham-Arega

Professor of anthropology Natalie Porter focuses her research primarily on interactions between humans and animals, and how these interactions affect human and environmental health. Scholastic spoke with Porter to understand her research and learn about her travels.

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Notre Dame Ventures Onto the International Stage for Notre Dame Forum
Celebrating Scholastic's 150th Anniversary
Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor

Author: Tessa Bangs

What happens when the nation’s most pressing social issues come into play on Notre Dame’s campus? How do those in positions of power and authority react to these conflicts? In what ways do the affected students, faculty and staff come to terms with these decisions?

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Students and Faculty Gather to Make an

Students and Faculty Gather to Make an "Impact" on Sustainability

Author: Ashley Lo

Four leading  sustainability speakers gathered on Monday, Oct. 9 to discuss sustainability efforts with Notre Dame students on campus. The panel aimed to “increase visibility and education of climate change and the role of renewable energy,” said one campaign organizer. 

The panel was hosted by Impact, a nonprofit organization based in Chicago, and co-sponsored by minor in sustainability. …

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#tbt To Rules That Just Won't Change

#tbt To Rules That Just Won't Change

Author: Ferdinandi, Emma

In Scholastic’s November 1998 issue, Erin Lum wrote about her vain attempts to turn in an assignment past the deadline for a class taught by a “stickler for rules” — a frustration that college students are all too familiar with.

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South Bend Takes a Stand on Human Rights

South Bend Takes a Stand on Human Rights

Author: Kelli Smith

On Sept. 12, the St. Joseph County Council passed an interlocal agreement that, once signed, will redirect cases of discrimination within the county’s limits from Indianapolis agencies to the South Bend Human Rights Commission.

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SenNotes: Student Senate Update

SenNotes: Student Senate Update

Author: Joe Disipio

Transparency is the key to any functioning government, so in every issue, Scholastic will attempt to pull back the curtain on student government and see what makes the Senate, elected to represent the interests of the student body, tick.

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From the Desks of Becca and Sib - What would you change about Notre Dame?
Just a Thought with Molly Walsh

Just a Thought with Molly Walsh

Author: Lexi Leahy

Professor of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics Molly Walsh received her Ph.D. in Statistics from Northwestern and her B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Notre Dame.

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Spotlight on Service: The Post-Grad Service Fair
Celebrating Scholastic's 150th Anniversary

Celebrating Scholastic's 150th Anniversary

Author: Tessa Bangs

In the second edition of our 150th anniversary celebration, I examine one of Scholastic’s familial ties: that of editor-in-chief Mark J. Mitchell, Jr., class of 1939, and his grandson, Mark J. Mitchell IV, class of 1996, who served as managing editor.

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Letter from the Editor
Land O'Lakes Marks Fifty Years

Land O'Lakes Marks Fifty Years

Author: Sarah Ryan

On Tuesday, Sept. 5, five presidents of major Catholic universities gathered in McKenna Hall to discuss the history, legacy and future of the Land O’Lakes Statement, a five-page document published 50 years ago on July 23, 1967.

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New Notre Dame Stadium: Exploring the Modifications of Campus Crossroads
#tbt When the Klan Descended on South Bend

#tbt When the Klan Descended on South Bend

Author: Hannah Scherer

Just over 93 years ago, Notre Dame students experienced an event that feels all too relevant given recent instances of social unrest across the country. When the Ku Klux Klan descended on a South Bend train station in anticipation of a rally in May of 1924, Notre Dame students who happened to be at that same station chose to act. They pushed back the Klansmen and effectively ended their forthcoming Indiana convention, as the Irish Echo reported in 2002.

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From the Desks of Becca and Sib - Starting a New Year Strong

From the Desks of Becca and Sib - Starting a New Year Strong

Author: Rebecca Blais and Sibonay Shewit

It has been a busy first month of the semester in the student government office. Our entire team — the Executive Cabinet, departments, Senate, and other branches in the Student Union — has been planning events and improving policies just about every day. All of their work is based off the student feedback and ideas shared from the time of our campaign in February to now.

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Just a Thought

Just a Thought

Author: Christian Abraham Arega & Anne Marie Kommers

Meghan Sullivan is a professor of philosophy at Notre Dame. She has degrees from the University of Virginia and the University of Oxford, and she received her Ph.D. from Rutgers University. Her research interests include metaphysics and the philosophy of religion. Professor Sullivan teaches a popular introductory philosophy class for undergraduates called “God and the Good Life.”

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Entranced by the Eclipse

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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Celebrating Scholastic's 150th Anniversary

Celebrating Scholastic's 150th Anniversary

Author: Tessa Bangs

As part of our 150th anniversary celebration, I will be including a brief story in each edition of Scholastic this year about one of our formers editors. Since coming into this role, I have had the privilege of hearing many of these biographies, and with each I gain a better understanding of this publication’s — and university’s — history.

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

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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Login Like a Champion Every 30 Days

Login Like a Champion Every 30 Days

Author: Ashley Lo

Swarms of students have been heard letting out wails of despair since Dec. 16, 2016, after enrolling in the new Notre Dame online security system, the two-step login. The more experienced and perceptive knew better, waiting until Feb. 7 before committing themselves to a world sheltered from cyber malice.

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Breaking News: The Restaurants in Campus Crossroads

Breaking News: The Restaurants in Campus Crossroads

Author: Joe Disipio

Each year, the football program assembles a distinct team, drawing from talent both old and new, to take the field in the historic Notre Dame Stadium. As the first official season of the Campus Crossroads era approaches, Campus Dining is doing the same.

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The Pence Protests Planned for Commencement Weekend