Man in a Train Station: An Essay

Author: Andrea Vale

Two months ago, I woke up in a hostel in Switzerland to a New York Times headline on my phone: “Refugees have been stopped and detained at U.S. airports under President Trump’s immigration ban, prompting legal action.”


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“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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An Afternoon with Regis Philbin

Author: Andrea Vale

The jocular voice that greets the crowd is all too familiar — for many families across America, it may have greeted them every morning for years. Regis Philbin, who began a speaking engagement at the Browning Cinema of the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center on Sept. 18 to raucous applause, has been on camera more than anyone else in the world, most memorably for morning talk shows like “Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee” and “Live! with Regis and Kelly.”…

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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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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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