The Long and Tall History of Notre Dame’s Flanner and Grace Halls

Written for Fundamentals of Journalism course, unpublished In the early 1960s, the University of Notre Dame announced the construction of two 11-story male residence halls, the campus’ first – and last – tower dorms. The towers, Flanner and Grace Halls, would be twice as tall as any other dorm, and they would house twice as …

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Student groups stage ‘die-in’ demonstration

From The Observer As part of a series of protests this week against police brutality and racial injustice, Notre Dame students staged a “die-in” between O’Shaughnessy and DeBartolo Halls at 12:15 Tuesday, lying down on the sidewalk as students in both buildings changed classes. Emily McConville | The Observer Students and members of the Notre …

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Notre Dame Fire Department celebrates 135th anniversary

From The Observer The Notre Dame Fire Department (NDFD) conducts a fire drill for each dorm twice a semester. Thursday afternoon, it was Mod Quad’s turn. The firefighters on shift — Captain Michael Holdeman, firefighters Damien Cruz and Wayne Bishop and fire protection technician Dwight Niles — as well as Amy Geist from the Office of Human Resources …

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