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#tbt: Construction Across Campus: 1960 vs. 2015
In My Opinion: Core Curriculum Review
Just a Thought: Declan Kiberd

Just a Thought: Declan Kiberd

Author: Angela Lake

Declan Kiberd is the Donald and Marilyn Keough professor of Irish studies and a professor of English and Irish language and literature at Notre Dame.  He has taught at University College Dublin for 32 years and at Notre Dame for five. He has written primarily about Irish Literature, but also has a strong interest in postcolonial texts and children’s literature, building upon his assertion that children are the ultimate colony --— the ultimate proletariat.

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Student Government Launches New Initiative

Student Government Launches New Initiative

Author: Tessa Bangs

As current leaders of student government, the two now do not have the same flexibility to perform this ritual again. In continuing with a campaign platform promise, however, they have now come up with what they believe to be a suitable equivalent: an online platform called “Onward.”

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A Conversation with Sonia Sotomayor

A Conversation with Sonia Sotomayor

Author: Andrea Vale

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latino Supreme Court justice as well as the third appointed female justice, abandoned her typical black robes for more comfortable black slacks, a black shirt and a grey cardigan at a speaking event on Sept. 2 in Leighton Concert Hall.

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NOVO: Examining the new registration system

NOVO: Examining the new registration system

Author: Brianna Bahe

The Office of the Registrar and student government collaborated over the past year to develop NOVO, the improved system. Standing for “New Organization Via Online registration,” NOVO is intended to be a simpler registration process, one that Chuck Hurley, university registrar, says will be more intuitive and user-friendly.

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The New Experience: A column on the Moreau Course

The New Experience: A column on the Moreau Course

Author: Sarah Cate Baker

This year’s freshmen are doing something no upperclassmen can relate to: the Moreau First Year Experience Course. This new freshmen class is changing the first year experience in a big way, but all most upperclassmen know is that it somehow got freshmen out of taking The Swim Test. So what exactly is the Moreau Course, and why does it exist?

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The Almighty Dollar: The Financial Landscape of Notre Dame
The Endowment: Not Just a Pot of Gold
Tuition

Tuition

Author: Katie Harris

For the 2015-2016 academic year, undergraduates will pay $47,929 in tuition and fees to attend Notre Dame. This is a 3.7 percent increase from last year, the smallest increase Notre Dame has seen in 55 years, but how does tuition fit into the university’s finances as a whole?

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Faculty and Research

Faculty and Research

Author: Tessa Bangs

“You want the best professors who are most passionate about what they’re doing and those are the ones who are doing research."

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Athletics

Athletics

Author: Jacob Zinkula

The athletic program was one of only 20 Division I athletic programs to report positive net revenues for the 2013 fiscal year, per an NCAA report.

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Buildings and Conclusion

Buildings and Conclusion

Author: Rich Hidy

In 1988, the university contained about six million square feet of building space. Today, 40 percent of Notre Dame has been built in the past 25 years as the square footage of the campus has reached 10 million.

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Hesburgh: A University’s President, A Nation’s Potential Vice President
Father Hesburgh and Vietnam

Father Hesburgh and Vietnam

Author: Maria Fahs

The 1960s were a tumultuous time in America, especially during the Vietnam War. At Notre Dame, Fr. Hesburgh often clashed with students who felt that he was not taking a strong enough anti-war stance. He respected their right to free speech and peaceful protest, but he was not against intervening when they threatened to burn down the ROTC building and staged a lie-in during CIA and Dow Chemical interviews on campus. He even had to face Sorin Hall (now Sorin College) seceding temporarily from the university.…

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Hesburgh in the Air

Hesburgh in the Air

Author: Casey Nash

Fr. Hesburgh, a man who influenced countless lives and held company with some of the world’s most powerful people, had one weakness: airplanes.

A self-proclaimed aviation buff, Hesburgh held a lifelong interest in all things pertaining to flight. While he’d wanted to become a priest since the age of six, his goal after that was to become a chaplain on an aircraft carrier. His childhood hobby was building model airplanes, but his fascination really began with his first plane ride. When Hesburgh was 10 years old his father paid five dollars for him to ride in a barnstormer’s stunt plane. “I was hooked for life,” Hesburgh said of the ride in his autobiography.…

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The Shirt's 26th Year

The Shirt's 26th Year

Author: Christina Payne

With the Blue and Gold game on the horizon, Notre Dame fans and students prepare for the one of the biggest moments of every year: the unveiling of the Shirt.

The Shirt started in 1990 as a way to raise money for Notre Dame student clubs and activities. It was meant to be a unifying symbol for the student body in the 1990 opening football game against the University of Michigan. That first year, over 9,000 shirts were sold.

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Town Hall Meetings: Accessibility of Information for Students and Staff
TEDxUND 2015: A Review
Presidential Days: Exploring the Experiences of  Father Hesburgh, Father Malloy and Father Jenkins
edX Brings Online Education to Notre Dame
White Privilege Course Prepares for Conference
Families Connect at Junior Parents Weekend
Just A Thought: Michael Desch
The Spirituality Study
Mendoza Curve Causes Debate
Staff Endorsement: Ricketts-Ruelas
From the Desks of Lauren and Matt
Mayor Buttigieg Builds on Experience, Plans for Second Term
Campus Remembers Dr. King with Service and Mass

Campus Remembers Dr. King with Service and Mass

Author: Andrea Vale

A prayer service honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was held on Monday, Jan. 19 in the rotunda of Main Building under a large banner bearing the iconic photo of Father Hesburgh, arm in arm with Dr. King.

The service was followed by a mass to honor Dr. King in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart later that afternoon. The mass was presided over by Fr. Pete McCormick, C.S.C., and featured music by the Voices of Faith Gospel Choir.…

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