- Brey takes over as Irish basketball coach * Doherty leaves for alma mater North Carolina (By KATHLEEN O'BRIEN Associate Sports Editor)
When Notre Dame hired basketball coach Matt Doherty in March 1999, little did fans know it would be a short love affair with the popular new coach.
- Hoping for some new heroes beneath the Golden Dome (By TIM CASEY Assistant Sports Editor)
The eighteen freshmen football players arrived for their first practice on August 7, all with impressive resumes and high expectations.
- Smith to lead Belles' hoops (By KATIE McVOY Assistant Sports Editor)
Suzanne Smith will join the hundreds of new freshmen unpacking their bags in South Bend this week as she arrives on campus to take the reins for the Belles basketball program.
- Irish gain playing experience on summer trip to Brazil (By KERRY SMITH Sports Editor)
Forget big shoes. This year's women's soccer squad has huge shoes to fill.
- Belles bring young squad to the court (By KATIE McVOY Assistant Sports Editor)
The Saint Mary's volleyball team, under the direction of head coach Julie Schroeder-Biek is a very young, but very enthusiastic team.
- Netters have high hopes for 2000 (By TIM CASEY Assistant Sports Editor)
When coach Debbie Brown first saw freshmen Jessica and Kristen Kinder on a volleyball court, she knew the twins from Fresno, Calif., would be a welcome addition to an already talented Irish squad.
- Freshmen vie for starting positions (By KATHLEEN O'BRIEN Associate Sports Editor)
The Fighting Irish women's golf team hopes its three freshmen will step up in a big way as the team looks to prove it is among the elite squads in the nation.
- Belles' athletics get a new look for 2001 (By KATIE McVOY Assistant Sports Editor)
The Saint Mary's athletic department is looking forward to a successful year for Saint Mary's athletes, first-year students, and returning students.
- Golf aims for top league spot (By KATIE McVOY Assistant Sports Editor)
The Belles golf team is looking to swing into action this fall with a strong returning team.
- Apple era begins with best recruiting class in history (By MOLLY McVOY Sports Writer)
The 2000 season will be a time of transition for the men's soccer team in more ways than one.
- Men and Women need freshmen to fill in major gaps (By KATHLEEN O'BRIEN Associate Sports Editor)
The Notre Dame cross country teams must build around a new nucleus of athletes after losing more than half of both varsity squads to graduation.
- Carving out your college niche (Anne Marie Mattingly, News Editor )
I am a Notre Dame cradle baby. My grandfather attended high school at ND in the 1920s and studied in the seminary until he was expelled for swimming in Saint Mary's lake. My parents are both 1975 graduates of the University's law school and were married in the Basilica in 1976. Furniture donated to the Holy Cross priests by my Maryland ancestors is now on display in the log chapel. I learned the fight song when I was five and taught it to my youngest brother when he was three; I was instructed in the rules of football in the first grade and attended my first game against Purdue in 1987. I don't think it's possible to have Notre Dame in one's family much more than I do.
- Student Affairs offers blessing (Rev. Mark L. Poorman, C.S.C., Vice President for Student Affairs University of Notre Dame)
I would like to extend to you a warm welcome on behalf of all of us who work in the Division of Student Affairs — the Offices of Alcohol and Drug Education, Campus Ministry, the Career Center, Counseling Center, Health Services, International Student Services and Activities, Multicultural Student Programs and Services, Residence Life, Security, Student Activities, Student Residences and the staffs of your residence halls. Although we provide a variety of services, we share a common desire to do everything we can to help facilitate your intellectual, spiritual and personal growth.
- Presidents welcome incoming students (Rev. Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C. President)
Welcome to Notre Dame. We have a beautiful campus and a talented faculty. I am sure that you will grow in every way as a thoughtful and reflective person preparing to make your way in the world. We are also proud of our residence tradition on campus and the many activities available for you to use your God given talents in leadership and service.
- Insights for first-year Domers (Marlayna Soenneker Viewpoint Columnist)
The powers that be here at our campus newspaper have asked me to write a column for the Freshman Orientation edition of the paper. They asked me specifically because I am a sophomore now, making me just one short, yet important, summer past being a freshman myself. This, they figure, puts me in a better position to give the new freshmen a bit of insight into our humble University. So get ready for some serious insight.
- Embrace new journey of opportunity (Brian O'Donoghue Notre Dame Student Body President)
On behalf of the University of Notre Dame du Lac student body, we want to welcome you to this great institution. As we are sure you know, your acceptance is no small accomplishment, and you should be proud of yourself. We are already a stronger family because of your decision to become a member of our community.
- Exploring new and exciting horizons (Crissie Renner Saint Mary's Student Body President)
On behalf of the entire student body, it is our pleasure to welcome you to the Saint Mary's family! The next four years of your life will be exciting ones, full of new people, new ideas, new experiences and many new dreams to nurture. You will have the opportunity to grow in an environment of diverse and talented women, and one that challenges and inspires you to grow in your knowledge. This is also a time for getting involved and expanding your horizons outside of your classes! The Saint Mary's Student Government Association and numerous campus clubs offer wonderful avenues to explore and pursue. Take advantage of everything that is available to you!
- Making the tradition your own (Noreen Galespie Managing Editor)
Like any other incoming college freshman, I unpacked not only dorm supplies on my first day of college. Alongside my boxes, I delicately unpacked fear, high school memories and jittery expectations for the future.
- Classes of 2004 rank among ND, SMC's best • 438 freshman Belles committed to service (By MOLLY McVOY Saint Mary's Editor)
Escorted by minivans bursting with dorm essentials, 438 first-year students arrived on campus Thursday ready to construct their lofts and their futures.
- Classes of 2004 rank among ND, SMC's best • Irish first-years' skills span academic, social spectrum (By ERIN LaRUFFA Assistant News Editor)
Carting boxes, suitcases and pieces of furniture, the class of 2004 moved into Notre Dame's residence halls this week. Along with their personal belongings, these students brought impressive resumes to the University.
- Freshmen to participate in first ever `Domer Fest' (By ERIN LaRUFFA Assistant News Editor)
In past years, freshmen in white T-shirts carrying magic markers flocked to Stepan Center on the Saturday night of Freshman Orientation.
- Picnic will replace stadium campout for football tickets (By ANNE MARIE MATTINGLY News Editor)
A student picnic at Stepan Center on Monday, Aug. 21 will be the highlight of this year's student football ticket distribution, according to Perry Baert, ticket manager at Notre Dame's Department of Athletics. This is the second consecutive year of changes for ticket sales.
- STUDENT GOVERNMENT: 2000 - 2001 O'Donoghue predicts fresh term (FINN PRESSLY Assistant News Editor)
With a productive six weeks already under its belt, Notre Dame student government has set its sights on improving the overall quality of life at Notre Dame, from addressing the smallest details to crafting an ambitious plan for the future.
- STUDENT GOVERNMENT: 2000 - 2001 Renner: Communication is key (FINN PRESSLY Assistant News Editor)
Preparing for the largest first-year class in Saint Mary's history is no easy task, but Chrissie Renner is up to the challenge.
- Student survival: Guidance for new arrivals on campus Freshman year brings a slough of new experiences and issues. In a new environment, studetns can easily run into trouble finding assistance with difficulties that arise. Where should you go if you think you have the flu? How do you get help if you're computer illiterate? Here is a run-down of commonly utilized student services to help you get off the ground at Notre Dame and Saint Mary's. (By KATE STEER Associate News Editor)
- Student survival: Guidance for new arrivals on campus Freshman year brings a slough of new experiences and issues. In a new environment, studetns can easily run into trouble finding assistance with difficulties that arise. Where should you go if you think you have the flu? How do you get help if you're computer illiterate? Here is a run-down of commonly utilized student services to help you get off the ground at Notre Dame and Saint Mary's. (By KATIE McVOY News Writer)
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- Trustee Coleman passes away • Donor's gift funds Campus Ministry building (Special to The Observer )
Board of Trustees member Thomas Coleman, '56, died Friday, July 14. Elected to the Board of Trustees in 1984, Coleman also served for 32 years on the advisory council for Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business. He received an honorary doctor of laws degree from the University in 1993.
- Life trustee Archbishop McGrath dies at age 76 passes away (Special to The Observer )
Father Mark McGrath, archbishop of Panama from 1969-94 and life trustee of the University of Notre Dame, passed away on Aug. 3.
- Money can't buy happiness, but quarters help (Christine Kraly Assistant Managing Editor)
I sat staring at this computer screen for hours, frantically searching for the perfect advice for this year's incoming freshmen. My search seemed endless and hopeless, as the upcoming weeks will be filled with clichés, tips and rules from every facet of campus — what could I possibly add to the wisdom?