The class of 2024 not only lost the end of their senior year of high school, but also a conventional freshman year of college. The COVID-19 restrictions from the 2020-2021 school year are now largely gone due to high student vaccination rates across campus, and the current school year is offering a more traditional Notre Dame experience.
Laura Dassow Walls is the William P. and Hazel B. White Professor of English at Notre Dame. Her research primarily focuses on the Transcendentalism movement. Interested in historical American figures such as Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson, Walls explores how language finds its place in the non-human world of the outdoor environment.
Released on March 3 during Women’s History Month, “Moxie,” a Netflix original movie directed by Amy Poehler, is the feminist film everyone thinks they want.
Although efforts to roll out COVID-19 vaccines provide some hope for the future, Notre Dame still has to contend with a messy web of safety complications if it hopes to hold commencement celebrations for the classes of 2020 and 2021.