The public feud has subsided between the University of Notre Dame and neighbors on a street landlocked by campus. But bitter feelings remain.
If you asked the Rev. Joe Corpora, C.S.C. for a description of his job at Notre Dame, he would simply respond, “I introduce people to people. I am a bridge builder.”
Corpora, a 1976 graduate of Notre Dame, has been working with the university since 2009 when he was originally assigned to serve with the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE).
Please don’t stop the music, Duncan Student Center. Such is what I thought as “Don’t Stop the Music” by Rihanna played throughout the building. Yet, with a quick turnaround that only Duncan Student Center is capable of, “You Found Me” by The Fray followed Rihanna’s 2007 smash hit because who doesn’t like to cry when completing their homework?
It was a crisp January morning. Winter break had just ended. South Bend was at its worst, and I, like the 10,000 other students on this campus, decided to hit the gym because while Santa worked hard over break, my grandma with a serious knack for cookie-making worked harder. I spent my entire break averaging about eight cookies eaten a day. Don’t do the math.