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Remembering Leader

Letter to the Editor | Thursday, April 20, 2006

Tuesday, Notre Dame buried one of its great teachers, Bob Leader. His “Art Trads” courses were renowned and over-subscribed. Whenever I need to explain Notre Dame to anyone, I use a quote of Bob’s from the early seventies, which appeared in Notre Dame Magazine:

“Parents send us their young because they still believe that this is a special place, a place with an intimate chemistry between student and teacher, and between those two and God Almighty. While concerned that their offspring acquire employable skills, these parents trust their children will also be marked by encounters with passionate souls who love learning and beauty for themselves and who live the faith of their fathers.”

John Hannanalumnusclass of 1978April 18