- New hoops coach settles into role as leader Brey begins to find niche with players (Kathleen O'Brien Associate Sports Editor)
Sitting in his new office in the Joyce Center, first-year head basketball coach Mike Brey whipped out a National Championship ring from his days at Duke University.
- New hoops coach settles into role as leader Newcomer adjusts to life on, off campus (Mike Connolly Outside Looking In)
Amid the sea of 18-year-old faces wandering the quads, looking lost during freshman orientation, you could find another 41-year-old face looking just as lost.
- Sears ranks student athletes second (Erin Piroutek Sports Writer)
Although fall sports teams are just beginning to amass victories, Notre Dame’s student-athletes have already earned academic honors. Among the top 25 athletic programs according to the Sears Directors Cup which ranks overall success of athletic programs based on a point system for all sports, Notre Dame’s 88 percent student-athlete graduation rate is the second highest. Duke leads the rankings with a 91 pecent graduation rate, according to NCAA data.
- Irish ‘set’ for season opener Preseason poll slates team No. 1 once again (Sports Writer )
The Notre Dame volleyball team prepares to start the 2000 season with the Big East preseason poll slating the Irish to finish No. 1 yet again in regular-season league action.
- Murphy among Preseason Top 50 (Special to The Observer )
Junior men’s basketball forward Troy Murphy, a consensus All-American a year ago, is one of the Preseason Top 50 candidates for the 2000-2001 John R. Wooden All-America team. Murphy, a member of the 10-member All-America squad last season, also has been designated as one of the top 25 vote-getters.
- Arrogant & Fashionable (Christine Kraly Assistant Managing Editor)
What-I-did-over-summer-vacation essays used to be some of my favorite assignments. One week this summer changed all that. It was the tumultuous week I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch.
- Welcoming the stranger to campus (Todd David Whitmore The Common Good)
The beginning of each school year is a period of welcome. Welcome to incoming first year students. Welcome back to returning students. Such greetings are found virtually everywhere on campus from ads in The Observer to the speeches of Deans. The message of this welcome is, "You should treat this place as your home." References to the "Notre Dame family" are both frequent and genuine.
- Quote of the Day (John F, Kennedy )
"All of us do not have equal talent,
- Valuing integrity and character among politicians (Guest Column Steve Martini)
- Reflecting on a life-changing experience ( Sara Williams)
Spring break '00 is one I will never forget. It was the day so many lives changed and the day I lost my best friend. Kristi Morris and I were driving to Myrtle Beach to visit a good friend of ours from high school who was going to school there. I remember the day of our departure so clearly. It seemed nothing would go our way. Kristi got two flat tires on two different occasions, and it seemed I would never run out of errands to run. When we finally left at 10:30 p.m. that night the only care we had was getting there early enough to nap before we went out that night. The feeling of, "Is this really happening?" had us so full of excitement.
- Father Malloy creates Student Life Committee (Laura Rompf Assistant News Editor)
At the recommendation of the Ad Hoc Committee on Academics and Student Life, University president Father Edward Malloy has established the Academic and Student Life Advisory Committee to give students a new way to voice their opinions.
- ND continues expansion tradition (Kate Steer Associate News Editor)
In the tradition of Notre Dame’s recent growth, students returned to campus this fall to various construction projects. Some are ongoing projects that were begun last spring; some are freshly started sites.
- Outlaw: new name builds alliances (Tim Logan Senior Staff Writer)
The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (OMSA) is no more.
- Faculty athletic chair seeks balance (Tim Logan Senior Staff Writer)
His nickname evokes the idea of a new sheriff riding into town to keep order, and law professor Fernand “Tex” Dutile, the newly named chair of the Faculty Board on Athletics, will be trying to do just that in the delicate balance of athletics and academics at Notre Dame.
- SMC officers support study days proposal (Observer Staff Report )
After a year of work by the previous Board of Governance, the Saint Mary’s 2000-01 Board of Governance is prepared to forward a proposal for the implementation of study days at Saint Mary’s to the Academic Standards committee.
- Beware the movies of summer (Layout by: Matt Nania and Amanda Greco Reviews contributed by: Beth Goodhue, Joe Larson, Casey McCluskey and Matt Nania)
Every summer, Hollywood releases the biggest, loudest, most expensive pieces of filmic garbage of the year. Audiences literally flock to their local megaplexes in record numbers to see such artistic triumphs as "Batman & Robin," "Godzilla" and ó of course ó the now infamous "Wild Wild West." Every once in a while, though, a few diamonds are found in the rough. For every four or five "Independence Days," there's a "Saving Private Ryan" or an "Eyes Wide Shut." The summer of 2000 was no different. The major studios released more than 40 movies between the months of May and August (the typical summer movie season) and, as always, audiences were hard-pressed to find anything worth their 8 bucks. Here, then, is Scene's look at several of these summer releases ó some more worth your money than others.