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Are we out of the cave yet?

| Tuesday, April 28, 2015

No, we are not there yet, so stop asking. While it is my last column, I promise to largely adhere to the foreign affairs commentary and not provide you with a diary entry or pretend I have a loyal following (I estimate regular readership at an optimistic four). For read more

The need for theology

| Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The curriculum review committee is discussing eliminating or weakening the theology requirement. With the notable exception of Carolyn Woo, most of the pushback has come from theology professors and majors. It is no surprise theologians value theology, but this gives a false impression. We, the undersigned, are not theology read more

Roe v. Wade part two

| Tuesday, April 28, 2015

This past weekend, the University’s Center for Ethics and Culture hosted its annual Evangelium Vitae Medal Dinner. Regrettably, the event was indoors and no roasted pig was to be found. On the other hand, there was stirring witness to the intrinsic value of every human being, regardless of age, read more

A grateful heart

| Tuesday, April 28, 2015

On May 17, the Class of 2015 will walk across the stage at graduation to accept our diplomas. We will laugh, we will celebrate, we may cry. But then we will leave Notre Dame. Leaving this beautiful campus — the places and people we have grown to love — read more

Going home

| Tuesday, April 28, 2015

At the moment, everyone in the London program is reminiscing about the wonderful time we had and how sad they are to leave. To lighten the mood, I’ve decided to come up with a few things I am very excited to return to when we get to the States. read more

The common ground

| Tuesday, April 28, 2015

April has been Sexual Violence Awareness Month, and the last two weeks have only strengthened the groundswell against rape on Notre Dame’s campus. Staff and students alike have been eager to counter the troubling accusations raised in Kirby Dick’s “The Hunting Ground,” as well as the all-too-familiar email reporting read more

Meet the administration halfway

| Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Too often our students speak of the ‘mysterious administration’ that actively seeks a barrier between Main Building and the student body when making pivotal decisions for the University of Notre Dame. During my time in office, I regularly received the question: “How can we get to tell read more