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Just a Thought with Kathleen Boyle

Just a Thought with Kathleen Boyle

Author: Joann Bai

Kathleen Boyle, Ph.D. is a visiting assistant professional specialist in the Italian studies section of the Department of romance languages and literatures. Before coming to Notre Dame, Boyle taught Italian language and culture courses at the College of William and Mary.

From your perspective, what is one of the differences between American culture and Italian culture?

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From the Desks of Corey and Becca

From the Desks of Corey and Becca

Author: Corey Robinson and Rebecca Blais

Cultivating innovation: introducing two startup, venture proposals

This fall, we wrote our Board of Trustees report on changing the culture of innovation and entrepreneurship on campus. We, as student government, do not think that innovation and tradition are fundamentally opposed to each other. Our university community can sustain our pristine tradition while it continues to live the mission Rev. Edward F. Sorin, C.S.C. originally intended for Our Lady’s university: to be disruptive agents for good. Sorin, perhaps Notre Dame’s greatest entrepreneur, risked everything and did the impossible in Indiana. As a 27-year old, he and a small team of seven built what is today the premier Catholic research institution in the world through a combination of hard work, courage of conviction and an unwavering and innovative vision.…

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#tbt: The 2016 Election vs. The 2000 Election

#tbt: The 2016 Election vs. The 2000 Election

Author: Nick Marcopoli

It seems that it’s becoming more and more important for the students of Notre Dame to vote. A walk from South Dining Hall to LaFun can be filled with dozens of flyers that remind you to exercise your civic duty with tons of catchy slogans or comics. One famous slogan is “Don’t Vote, Don’t Care.” It’s not necessarily true, though, that students don’t care about the election.…

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1stG ND Creates Community of Openness
Columbus Murals in the Main Building: They Should Go

Columbus Murals in the Main Building: They Should Go

Author: Ellie Buerk

Rising on either side of the main entrance, Luigi Gregori’s 1884 Columbus murals greet all visitors to the University in an array of almost reverent majesty. Guests and students alike lower their voices and soften their footsteps as the grandeur sinks in: the high-arching dome, the historic architecture and the evocative image of an American hero taking in the promise of a new world. It’s enough to make anyone feel dwarfed in museum-like silence.…

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Columbus Murals in the Main Building: They Should Stay
Decision 2016
Sexual Assault: What can Title IX really do?
Election 2016: The Student's Perspective
From the Desks of Corey and Becca

From the Desks of Corey and Becca

Author: Corey Robinson and Rebecca Blais

Announcing Race Relations Week

From Oct. 24 through 27, Student Government is hosting the first Race Relations Week in Notre Dame’s 175-year history. The goal of Race Relations Week is to promote meaningful discourse within the Notre Dame community on racial justice from a variety of perspectives. The discussion will primarily focus on four topics:…

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Just a Thought with Catherine Bolten

Just a Thought with Catherine Bolten

Author: Nick Marcopoli

Dr. Bolten has worked in Sierra Leone since 2003, making connections with many people in the capital, Freetown, as well as within the University of Makeni. When the Ebola virus began spreading in Sierra Leone, she donated money to several charity organizations in West Africa, such as Doctors Without Borders. Her perspective changed in August of 2014 when a close friend of hers passed away due to Ebola, prompting her to put together her own comprehensive effort to combat Ebola. 

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Native Voices Heard at ND

Native Voices Heard at ND

Author: Ellie Buerk

From Sept. 12 to Oct. 26, Hesburgh Library will host Native Voices: Native People’s Concepts of Health and Illness, an exhibition focused on celebrating Native American stories and ideas about medicine and well being. 

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Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor

Author: Cassidy McDonald

Our sexual assault policies deserve more scrutiny.

The Title IX process has emerged as one of the most common methods for reporting a sexual assault on campus. But Scholastic wanted to know: Is an administrative process an adequate way to manage incidents that are often also felony crimes — including rape, stalking and physical violence?…

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O'SNAP to SafeBouND

O'SNAP to SafeBouND

Author: Alexandra Muck

In what is for some students the third change in a campus safety program during their time at Notre Dame, O’SNAP has been rebranded to SafeBouND this year. 

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Creativity Amidst Chaos: A Notre Dame Professor's Solution to the Syrian Refugee Housing Crisis
#tbt: The Divise Sandal Trend that Just Won't Quit
From the Desks of Corey and Becca
Just a Thought with Timothy O'Malley

Just a Thought with Timothy O'Malley

Author: Joann Bai

Timothy O’Malley, Ph.D. is director of the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy and an Associate Professional Specialist in the Department of Theology. He researches liturgical and sacramental theology and catechesis and is a 2004 (B.A.) and 2006 (M.T.S.) graduate of the University of Notre Dame.

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Welcome Weekend Ushers in the Class of 2020
Justice Ginsburg gives life to a legend
Rev. Malloy, Students Remember 9/11

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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Fifteen years: On Scholastic magazine and September 11
We Used to be a Protest Campus: Tessa Bangs on the Student Worker Participation Committee
“Advancing Care for Our Common Home” Brings Laudato Si’ to Life

“Advancing Care for Our Common Home” Brings Laudato Si’ to Life

Author: Andrea Vale

Laudato Si’, the papal encyclical by which the conference was inspired, was issued in May of 2015 by Pope Francis. It focuses on the environment, as well as sustainable development, and lists a series of sustainable development goals (“SDGs”) that were unanimously approved by all countries of the United Nations in September of 2015. 

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Starting the Conversation
Livid About Laetare
From the Desks of Corey and Becca
Just a Thought with Michael Meyer