- Graduating from SMC to Star Wars BY: Mary Beth Ellis
So anyway, the best years of my life have now circled down the drain. What's new with YOU?
- The idea is to discuss, not to argue Letter to the Editor
We're here to learn, right? By engaging in free discussion, as they call it, we seek to understand the points and positions of others, which, in turn, enables us to grow in our own perspective.
- Don't expect others to pay for your abortion Letter to the Editor
I am appalled and at the end of my rope with this lawsuit against the state of Indiana regarding Medicaid paying for abortions.
- Statistics vs. Reality BY: Sean Vinck
Study Notre Dame on a purely statistical level, and it appears to be an institution on the rise. The endowment is reaching levels never before seen. Enrollment remains steady. The University is holding the rate of increase in tuition to under five percent annually (seemingly a dubious boast, but in light of the massive inflation in college costs, certainly a reasonable number). Faculty salaries remain comparatively high, making Notre Dame a competitive place of employment in the world of academia. The aggregate scores and academic ratings of the incoming freshman class are high, with each year's class breaking the previous year's record.
- Members approve change in Shirt Project funding cap KATIE WALTER
The Campus Life Council kicked off its year Monday by discussing new du Lac revisions, debating the addition of an ATM on North Quad and voting to increase the earning potential of The Shirt Project.
- Prof receives funding from March of Dimes ERIN PIROUTEK
Fruit flies and humans may not seem to have anything in common, but David Hyde, associate professor of biological sciences, hopes that the study of fruit flies will lead to new ways of treating human disease.
- DeLisle discusses workplace ethics KATIE McVOY
Acquiring a background in values and ethics from Saint Mary's is important to enter the global marketplace, said Paula DeLisle, a 1975 graduate and Shannon Alumna Executive Scholar.
- Donors establish new scholarship Special to The Observer
The University received a $250,000 commitment from two anonymous donors to establish an undergraduate scholarship in honor of the late Father J. Bernard Clark.
- Laboratory releases new LAM software library on Web site Special to The Observer
Notre Dame's Laboratory for Scientific Computing has released a new version of its Local Area Multicomputer (LAM) software library.
- The Boss Rocks Garden State By Jennifer Zatorski
There was only one thing that I really wanted to do this summer — see Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band in concert. The reunion tour that began in Barcelona in April was scheduled to arrive in New Jersey in June. As a Jersey resident and a Bruce fan, I had dreamed about seeing the Boss in concert for years. The closest that I had ever come was seeing him join the Wallflowers onstage for an encore at a local club. Tickets for the 15 New Jersey shows sold out in a matter of hours, making Springsteen the top-selling artist in the history of the Meadowlands Sport Complex. I was lucky enough to get tickets to two of these sold-out New Jersey shows — July 26 and August 2.
- At this Woodstock, the only `Fire' was onstage By James Schuyler
- With Californication, they're red hot once again By Geoffrey Rahie
- Sean Kelly keeps The Samples' flame alive Emmett Malloy
It's amazing to witness the enduring spirit of Sean Kelly. As the frontman for the Colorado-based band, The Samples, Kelly has experienced everything that is right and wrong with the music industry. After being signed to Arista Records in the late '80s, the band was dropped from the label over a feud about how the band should "change" its music to sound more commercial.