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Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor

Author: Daphne Saloomey

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has brought about many changes, including giving Notre Dame students what felt like our longest semester ever followed by our longest winter break in recent history, we have, for the most part, been able to get back to business as usual this semester.

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The COVID-19 Class: Unconventional Commencement Plans for Classes of 2020 & 2021
Just a Thought: Professor Abby Córdova
From the Desks of Rachel and Sarah
Campus Plans for a Semester of Student Wellness
#tbt: What about Spring Break?

#tbt: What about Spring Break?

Author: Leah Capuano

It’s officially that time of the semester when students typically begin counting down the days until spring break. In past years, spring break would consist of a one-week interlude in our busy spring schedules to ignore homework, catch up on sleep and escape the snow-covered campus for a restful trip back home or an exciting vacation.

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The HERE Campaign Student Board and The Effort To Keep Us Here

The HERE Campaign Student Board and The Effort To Keep Us Here

Author: Luisana Gonzalez

“Please help us reduce case rates,” Erin Hoffmann Harding and Mike Seamon asked near the conclusion of their Feb. 17 announcement on heightened COVID-19 regulations on campus. The new restrictions were the result of a spike in cases in the days prior, which saw case numbers jump from 17 to 48, a 182% increase, within the 24-hour period of Sunday, Feb. 14.

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Siegel-Holland Focus on Bringing the Notre Dame Community Together
Staff Endorsement: Njomo-Bisner Promise Progress and Experience
Njomo-Bisner Promise Bold Ambition

Njomo-Bisner Promise Bold Ambition

Author: Genevieve Redsten

“Be bold,” declares Allan Njomo and Matthew Bisner’s campaign slogan. And the ticket’s accompanying platform — filled with detailed plans for equity, accessibility and student well-being — certainly promises a bold agenda.

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Webb and Calpey Prioritize Feasibility and Adaptability 
#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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Tracing Fault Lines: The Story of Discord and Dialogue on Campus
The Rise of American Catholic Influence: A Conversation with David Campbell
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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From the Desks of Rachel and Sarah
New Title IX Movements on Campus

New Title IX Movements on Campus

Author: Emma Ferdinandi

In  May of 2020 the Department of Education (DOE) announced the new Title IX Rule, which introduced and amended many Title IX regulations. It would go into full effect Aug. 14, giving the University of Notre Dame, and all other schools, less than four months to discuss and implement measures compliant with the Rule.

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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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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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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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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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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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