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Icebreakers, do better

Icebreakers, do better

| Friday, January 17, 2020

‘Tis the seasons of trials, tribulations and icebreakers. Not much can be done to improve your trials or tribulations, but if there’s one thing we can do, it’s improve the first day of class by improving the quality of classroom introductions. I have some suggestions. (I know what you’re read more

A presidential debate at ND – oh, the irony

| Thursday, January 16, 2020

Last year, it was announced that Notre Dame would be hosting a presidential debate next September. In the announcement, University President Fr. John Jenkins addressed the importance of democratic discourse and informing voters through debate and dialogue. “The heart of democracy is addressing significant questions in open, reasoned discussion read more

The essence of Notre Dame

| Thursday, January 16, 2020

Perhaps you noticed him this past fall.  Even among the tumult and frenzy of a new semester he stood out as he made his way around campus in his motorized wheelchair.  Perhaps you noticed his warm smile or the jaunty way he wore his tweed cap, or the presence read more

A letter to my fellow Jews

| Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Notre Dame was founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross, not a bunch of rabbis. So, it is understandable that a Catholic university might not cover Jewish events. I am perfectly fine with this; Catholic education is part of why I decided to come here. However, it does not mean we should read more