In the second edition of our 150th anniversary celebration, I examine one of Scholastic’s familial ties: that of editor-in-chief Mark J. Mitchell, Jr., class of 1939, and his grandson, Mark J. Mitchell IV, class of 1996, who served as managing editor.
Notre Dame is a school based on traditions.
It was a weekend evening in late August, and the music of “Rudy” boomed out from the stadium, extending over what seemed like the majority of campus as the sun set and South Quad was set up for the university’s 175th anniversary celebrations.
As part of our 150th anniversary celebration, I will be including a brief story in each edition of Scholastic this year about one of our formers editors. Since coming into this role, I have had the privilege of hearing many of these biographies, and with each I gain a better understanding of this publication’s — and university’s — history.
On March 2, 2017, the university announced that Vice President Mike Pence will be this year’s commencement speaker, delivering the main address and receiving an honorary doctor of laws degree.
The stories of Scholastic’s all-nighter-heavy production weekends remain legend in this office long after respective staffs have left. This specific Tuesday morning, back in 2001, was different. It was Sept. 11.
The committee, which is still figuring out its exact logistics while knowing its mission, is the first of its kind to enjoy full participation in official processes as a student committee.
Now running 40 years strong, the Revue celebrated its most recent edition in sold-out performances on Feb. 11, 12 and 13.
As spread through a recent email to students, the review committee has just released a draft report of its recommendations. The recommendations do not include the Moreau First Year Experience course, which has been deemed too new to currently review.
GALA-ND/SMC, the Gay and Lesbian Alumni of Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s College, recently announced a fundraising campaign to finance the first ever scholarship for qualified LGBT students at Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s.
The professors, who all came from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds, spoke with candor about their upbringings, how they made their way through college to academia and, specifically, to Notre Dame.
All that is left to tell is who exactly will win this 2016 election. In this 1932 issue of Scholastic, students voiced their opinions on what kind of man they thought would do that: a man that would come to be held as one of the greatest in the country’s political history.
Focusing mainly on the two subjects of further analysis of designated “high risk groups” as well as the individual colleges’ responses to the mental health needs of their students, the memo published a series of additional recommendations, categorized within the groups of Climate and Procedures and accompanied by commitments on the part of student government itself.
Nowadays it seems like campus is always under construction in some way, shape or form. It appears that students from just over a half-century ago might have felt the same way.
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.”
“You want the best professors who are most passionate about what they’re doing and those are the ones who are doing research."
Michael Desch is a Professor in and Chair of the Department of Political Science, specializing in international relations.
John and Lila Ritschard have found home, family in SDH.