- Welcome parents (JUSTIN KRIVICKAS Assistant News Editor)
Juniors: Your parents have been paying for your schooling long enough without knowing where their money goes, and by junior year, it's time to show them how their money is spent. This weekend, a flood of parents will descend upon campus to spend time with their son or daughter for Junior Parents Weekend and experience life at Notre Dame, a tradition that goes back 50 years.
- Economics plan sacrifices department's vision (Daniel Lawson graduate student in economics)
Thomas Gresik's Feb. 11 letter about the Economics Department seriously mischaracterizes what attracts students to Notre Dame. As a second generation domer, I am confident that students do not come to Notre Dame to strive for mediocrity. Mediocrity, however, is exactly the target of the current plans to "improve" the Department of Economics.
- Voice opposition to Vagina Monologues (Terry McMannus )
"The Vagina Monologues" are coming back March 3-4. All members of the Notre Dame family do not agree that the University should sponsor "The Vagina Monologues." Even Bishop John D'Arcy of the the Fort-Wayne-South Bend diocese is "strenuously against the performance of this play."
- Reading the Valentine card from Osama bin Laden (Gary Caruso Capitol Comments)
This week a new audio recording attributed to Osama bin Laden popped up as unexpectedly as a Valentine's Day card from a divorced spouse. The message is a major source of concern for President Bush and the American public since the voice on the tape instructs bin Laden's followers to help Saddam Hussein stage suicide attacks. It asks followers to lure American troops into bloody urban battles to inflict "big casualties." The resurgence of bin Laden at this time further weakens the president's standing with those who presently oppose Bush throughout the nation and world.
- After Saddam is gone, what's next for Iraq? (Major Gary Masapollo Viewpoint: Iraq)
Editor's note: The following is the first of part of a two-part piece considering the role the U.S. military will play in a postwar Iraq. The conclusion will appear on Monday.
- Voters choose Hallahan (MEGHANNE DOWNES Associate News Editor)
Students decided Thursday they wanted experience.
- Juniors welcome parents (JULIA MILLER-LEMON News Writer)
Beginning today, the Junior Parents Weekend Executive Committee welcomes the families of the of the Class of 2004 as they arrive from around the country to share in their children's academic and social lives at Notre Dame.
- Students boycott Heartland due to alleged discrimination (CAITLIN EARLY News Writer)
In response to alleged discriminatory marks directed at senior Kristine Rosario outside of Heartland on Jan. 30, a group of students has organized a boycott to protest the popular dance club, located in downtown South Bend.
- Students plan Iraq war protest in New York City (KRISTEN KLEIN News Writer)
Students are taking to the streets of New York this Saturday to protest the building tensions between the United States and Iraq. The organization, United for Peace and Justice, organized the Anti-War protest in New York City, which will be held outside the United Nations building.
- Bishop nominates new chief (MEGHANNE DOWNES Associate News Editor)
Student Body President Libby Bishop nominated Henry Scott to replace Pat Hallahan as her new chief of staff at Wednesday's Student Senate meeting.
- V-Day to increase awareness of violence against women (MELANIE BECKER News Writer)
One out of three females will, or has experienced violence in her life, according to the V-Day Web site. Today, Feb. 14 is the official V-Day, "V" standing for victory, valentine and vagina.
- Seniors face promising long-term job market (COLLEEN GANEY News Writer)
Graduating seniors tackle elusive employment prospects and competitive graduate school admissions due to an enduring economic slump and looming international conflict, but the worst conditions are probably over, according to Lee Svete, director of the Notre Dame Career Center.
- Friends, dormmates remember Chad Sharon (Teresa Fralish Assistant News Editor)
After learning that someone they knew so well would not be returning to Notre Dame, those who knew Chad Sharon best reflected on his life and time at Notre Dame.
- Autopsy: No foul play in Sharon's death Police say Sharon death due to drowning (TERESA FRALISH Assistant News Editor)
After reviewing the results of the autopsy conducted today on Chad Sharon's body, police said Sharon died from drowning and that foul play was likely not involved.
- The Barnyard comes to life Barnyard clad dancers open this year's dance workshop at Saint Mary's (By CHRISTINE ROCHEL Scene Writer)
This weekend Saint Mary's presents "Designs of Dance 2003." The first act intermingles a recitation of Elizabeth Winthrop's children's book "Dumpy La Rue" with ballet dancing sheep, a break dancing pig and a salsa-dancing mule. The first act entitled "The Barnyard Ballet of Dumpy La Rue" takes a trip into the playful imagination of a child's mind. The second act is an interesting compilation of classical ballet and various styles of modern dance.
- A sip of soul `Poetry, song and style' headline the 2003 Blak Koffeehouse (By HELENA PAYNE Scene Writer)
The event is called Blak Koffeehouse, but that's just a catchy name to describe the ambiance.
- Textbook Love How Notre Dame professors met their (Notre Dame Professors )
We met in the fall of 1984 at the Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies ("Stanford Center") in Taipei, Taiwan. Lionel was a Ph.D candidate from the University of California, Berkeley, and Susan was finishing an M.A. at the University of Michigan.