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Winter Session Opportunities and Offerings

Winter Session Opportunities and Offerings

Author: Dessi Gomez

Over a ten week winter break, the University of Notre Dame will be piloting its first Winter Session, during which many forms of virtual experiences will be offered for students who want to use the time for networking, service, academics or research.

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Just a Thought: Professor Graham Peaslee

Just a Thought: Professor Graham Peaslee

Author: Analie Fernandes

Graham Peaslee is a professor of physics and concurrent professor of chemistry and biochemistry, whose research focuses mainly on applications of nuclear physics. Peaslee’s commitment to the principles of education is a common thread within all of his responsibilities.

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From the Desks of Rachel and Sarah
Restoration Week

Restoration Week

Author: Annabeth Briley

"No fall break. Can’t go home. Can’t visit new places. Can’t catch up on sleep. But you still need a break!”  This was the slogan that Notre Dame’s McDonald Center for Student Well-Being used on their website to advertise Restoration Week.

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ACB divides ND

ACB divides ND

Author: Dessi Gomez

Judge Amy Coney Barrett has brought more press to Notre Dame recently with her nomination and recent confirmation to the Supreme Court on Monday October 26. 

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The Rise of American Catholic Influence: A Conversation with David Campbell
Tracing Fault Lines: The Story of Discord and Dialogue on Campus
Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor

Author: Daphne Saloomey

Recently it seems that every year has been crowned historic in nature for one reason or another. But 2020 actually fits the bill, if only due to the sheer number of pivotal moments it has yielded.

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#tbt: iPads to Zoom Meetings

#tbt: iPads to Zoom Meetings

Author: Lee, Michael

About a decade ago, the University of Notre Dame investigated the idea of expanding technology use in the classroom. In an article written for the November 2010 issue of Scholastic, Caitlin Wilson summarized a project management class where students were lent an iPad for their convenience. 

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Virtual Career Fair Connects Students, Alumni and Employers
Notre Dame Announces New Diversity and Inclusion Efforts
Just a Thought: Rev. Joseph Pedersen

Just a Thought: Rev. Joseph Pedersen

Author: Timmy Sullivan

Rev. Joseph Pedersen, C.S.C. of Waterloo, Iowa, serves Notre Dame as the rector of Siegfried Hall. He has an extensive history with the university, receiving undergraduate degrees in philosophy and theology, a Master of Arts in theology from the university’s Echo Graduate Service Program, and a Master of Divinity.

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#tbt: Play-Calling during a pandemic
From the Desks of Rachel and Sarah
The Band of the Fighting Irish Adapts to COVID-19 in Stride
Just a Thought: Professor Laurel Daen

Just a Thought: Professor Laurel Daen

Author: Alexandra Dosch

Laurel Daen is an Assistant Professor of American Studies at the University. She works with the John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values and specializes in disability, sickness, medicine, and health in early America. She is currently writing a book about disability and civil rights, and has been published in the Journal of Social History, Journal of the Early Republic, Early American Literature, History Compass, and Rethinking Modern Prostheses in Anglo-American Commodity Cultures, 1820-1939. This semester she is teaching “Epidemics in America,” a course which looks at the history of health and disease in American history and its influence on the longlasting culture of the country.

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#tbt: Notre Dame and World War II

#tbt: Notre Dame and World War II

Author: Timmy Sullivan

Amidst the rage of World War II in the Aug. 14, 1942 issue of Scholastic, the students of this university faced a similarly complicated, unstable and daunting environment. At the onset of the fall semester, President of the University Rev. Hugh O’Donnell, C.S.C. issued a letter to the student body in order “to keep the students accurately informed of developments vital to their welfare in the current emergency.” 

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Changes to campus dining met with mixed response and some improvement
A Conversation with My Custodian: Meeting the People We See Every Day

A Conversation with My Custodian: Meeting the People We See Every Day

Author: Parker, Christopher

His name is arguably as majestic as his creations: Maclovio Cantu III. However, to the 140 or so residents of Sorin College who see him every day, Cantu, the dorm’s maintenance man, is simply known as Mike. For the past two years, Cantu has worked as the head custodian of Sorin while assisting with cleaning services in other dorms. But his presence at Notre Dame and in the South Bend community goes back much further.

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Notre Dame Unmasked: Exploring Division and Disarray in the Wake of Reopening

Notre Dame Unmasked: Exploring Division and Disarray in the Wake of Reopening

While many people probably envisioned that a return to Notre Dame would entail difficulties surrounding health and safety, the campus community has also had to grapple with another hurdle: division. Though the Fighting Irish pride ourselves on the unity of our community, COVID-19 has positioned students, faculty and administration at odds with one another.

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First Year, Six Feet Apart: COVID-19’s Impact on the Freshman Experience
From the Desks of Rachel and Sarah

From the Desks of Rachel and Sarah

Author: Rachel Ingal and Sarah Galbenski

The beginning of the semester has been an absolute whirlwind. As leaders, we are learning that one of the most important things we can do in this time is listen. Every day, the situation ahead of us takes shape in a new way, and there is no way to predict the course of the semester. However, we will do our best to actively seek out student voices, critically monitor our systems and respond with empathy. 

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Student Pulse

Student Pulse

Author: Scholastic Staff

Scholastic wanted to hear firsthand from Notre Dame students about their experiences away from campus and transitioning to asynchronous learning.

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TBT: The Spanish Flu

TBT: The Spanish Flu

Author: Katharine Flanagan

In an Oct. 19, 1918 issue of Scholastic, writers reported on an announcement made by then-president Father Cavanaugh. “For the protection of the University, he announced that permission to go to the city can not be had,” it read.

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From the Desks of Rachel and Sarah
Course Continuity: The Transition to Remote Learning
Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor

Author: Daphne Saloomey

Since joining Scholastic my freshman year, I’ve dreamt of writing my first letter from the editor. I always imagined I’d be doing it with twin senses of excitement — to be starting a new chapter of life at the helm of a publication I love — and nervousness — as I searched for exactly the right words to begin my tenure. I never once imagined anything like the scenario I now find myself in: writing from the desk of my childhood bedroom, separated from

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How the UCC Is Helping Students Maintain Mental Health in a Period of Isolation
Just a Thought

Just a Thought

Author: Daphne Saloomey

Hadas Elber-Aviram is an adjunct assistant professor at the university’s London Global Gateway. She has been working there for three years, over which she has taught the course London in the Literature of the Fantastic, which examines the intersection of the fantasy genre and the city of London. The subject matter of the course encapsulates but a segment of her professional interests. Elber-Aviram specializes in nineteenth and twentieth-century urban fiction, a literary genre that focuses on social change and the metropolis. Her monograph, “Fairy Tales of London: British Urban Fantasy, 1840 to the Present” charts the development of fantastical London literature and is scheduled for publication around Christmas 2020. 

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