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Share the wealth

Letter to the Editor | Thursday, April 3, 2008

Even though an unfortunate side effect of submitting this letter is that my fervent love for Colbie Caillat (“Bubbly” was overplayed and overrated, but the rest of her CD? Life-changing.) might be divulged to the entire Notre Dame community, it is a risk that I am willing to take in order to make my point.

Included in the “In Brief” section of the March 31 Observer was the announcement that Ms. Caillat herself would be at Saint Mary’s College on April 10 to perform in O’Laughlin Auditorium. Where can I get tickets? Well, the paper informed me that I cannot, because “tickets have already been distributed.”

I am not sure if this event is closed to non-Saint Mary’s students or if tickets simply ran out, but either way I know that I never saw an advertisement for the concert at Notre Dame. This is a disappointment to me because it is my understanding that Saint Mary’s students can attend concerts put on by Notre Dame at Legends, the Stepan Center and the Joyce Center.

Saint Mary’s is often the subject of derision because, though it calls itself Notre Dame’s sister school, many claim that the College benefits from the relationship far more than does Notre Dame. While I do not wholly support that line of thinking, I do believe that the administration, students and faculty at Saint Mary’s could make progress in quelling derisive comments aimed at them if they showed the same courtesy to Notre Dame that we show them by making concerts open to students from both schools.

Mary Margaret Skelly


Pasquerilla East

April 3