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Balancing Athletics and Academic Goals

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First-year fencers Christina Boitano and Julia Barry were asked about the hardest part of being a student athlete. Both replied, “Time management.” Time management can be difficult any first-year student, but even harder if you are an athlete.

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A Conversation With: Dan Graff, Higgins Labor Program

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We are a unit of the Center for Social Concerns  — we sponsor research, education, and dialogue on issues involving work, opportunity, and social justice. We hope to connect students to the Catholic Social Tradition’s commitment to workers and workers’ rights. We would like the Notre Dame community to get...

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Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education

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A critical information literacy is a fundamental requirement for doing academic research. The Association of College and Research Libraries has proposed a framework for developing a critical information literacy for students of higher education. 

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Meet The Major: Italian Studies

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Italian Studies professor Christian Moevs presents the acclaimed Italian Studies department at Notre Dame and its many opportunities for exploration, studying abroad, and more.

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New Actuarial Science Minor

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Professor Jeffrey Zheng is on a mission as the director of the new actuarial science minor at the University of Notre Dame: he wants everybody to know what an actuary is. “An actuary is someone who deals with and quantifies uncertainty.” An actuary uses both math and business skills to...

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Coming to ND — by way of London

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Sierra Mayhew ’19, like many incoming first-years, is already busy packing bags in July. But, unlike most early packers, she’ll use those suitcases well before Welcome Weekend starts — as a student in Historic Fashion in the Arts: Theatre, Film, Paintings, Sculpture, and Re-enactment, a Department of Film, Television, and Theatre university seminar.

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A Place of Refuge

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The bells of the Basilica chime the alma mater as I light a candle, a prayer intention held close to my heart. Behind me, students rest on a kneeler, contemplating their desires, joys, and struggles. Aside from the soft notes from the bells, there is silence.

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First Quarter Recap

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By now you are probably fully immersed in the uniquely Notre Dame culture and traditions. So in true Fighting Irish fashion let’s do a recap of the first quarter of your “big game,” otherwise known as freshman year of college. You have earned the right to take a moment to...

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