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The Meet, Greet, and Eat Initiative

The Meet, Greet, and Eat Initiative

Author: Emma Koster

You grab your boxed dinner from North Dining Hall and tote it back to the dorm. You forgot to bring a bag again so your bare fingers are stiff and numb around the container by the time you enter your room. You shut the door behind you and go to your desk where you’ll sit facing a wall, eating another meal alone. But it doesn’t have to be that way. You could jump onto a Zoom call instead to share stimulating conversation and make new friends — all from the comfort of your own room.

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Supporting South Bend Restaurants During the Pandemic

Supporting South Bend Restaurants During the Pandemic

Author: Emma Koster

Dreams for a bigger kitchen and redecorated interior dining space still exist but have been put on the back burner. People comment on the work the restaurant needs, and Dont’e Shaw simply takes it in stride. He’s aware of the necessary renovations, he even had them planned out, but when you open your restaurant in the middle of a global pandemic, most plans have to be changed. Pandemic living has made so many things impossible and other things so anxiety-ridden that other alternatives have to be sought out instead.

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The Office of Student Enrichment is Helping Students Take Part in the Notre Dame Experience
#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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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
Professor Sophie White Amplifies the ‘Voices of the Enslaved’

Professor Sophie White Amplifies the ‘Voices of the Enslaved’

Author: Annabeth Briley and Dessi Gomez

Professor Sophie White’s book, “Voices of the Enslaved: Love, Labor and Longing in French Louisiana” gives voice to individuals in colonial Louisiana, who otherwise had no outlet or representation during their lives. Most recently, White’s book won the Frederick Douglass Book Prize for the year’s best non-fiction book about slavery or abolition, which includes an award of $25,000.

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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 
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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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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#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