My red right eye

This article originally ran as an Inside column in The Observer.  Occasionally, people ask me why the corner of my right eye is unusually red and splotchy. Short answer: it’s a birthmark. No, really. Long answer: no, not really. It’s actually the remnants of a limbur epibulbar dermoid, which is an overgrowth of normal skin in …

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‘The Curious Incident’ Shines at DPAC

From The Observer To be honest, I was a little apprehensive going into the screening of National Theatre Live’s “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” last Thursday night at the Browning Cinema in the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. Mark Haddon’s novel of the same name is one of my all-time favorites, and I wondered …

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Choir aims to serve community

From The Observer Last March, the Notre Dame Celebration Choir visited the Westville Correctional Facility, an Indiana prison with thousands of inmates. Sophomore and choir vice president Anna O’Connell said the experience was profound. “To see the prisoners come in, it was a really cool thing because people in prison are definitely marginalized and forgotten …

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Changes to printing policy spark conversation

From The Observer Notre Dame’s Office of Information Technologies (OIT) overhauled the University’s printing system during the summer, implementing changes that include consolidating campus printers to two queues and changing students’ printing allotments to a point-based system. Vice president for information technology Ron Kraemer, who also serves as chief information and digital officer, said the purpose …

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Library receives Badin Bible

From The Observer The University recently acquired a Bible belonging to Stephen Badin, the first Catholic priest ordained in the United States and a previous owner of the land that eventually became Notre Dame’s campus. The Bible currently is on display in the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections in Hesburgh Library. Catholic Studies …

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