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Written for Fundamentals of Journalism course, unpublished In the early 1960s, the University of Notre Dame announced the construction of two 11-story male residence halls, the campus’ first – and last – tower dorms.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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Dining halls host students, fans for gameday dinners

From The Observer After the clock has hit zero and the Alma Mater has been sung after the Northwestern game Saturday, thousands of students and fans will stream out of Notre Dame Stadium and into North and South Dining Halls for a decades-old Game Day tradition: the post-game Candlelight Dinner. The dinners feature top sirloin …

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Student groups prepare for midterm elections

From The Observer As Tuesday’s midterm elections approach, members of the Notre Dame College Democrats and College Republicans are making phone calls and knocking on doors, helping candidates for local and national offices campaign and get out the vote. Senior Mark Gianfalla, president of the College Republicans, said the group focused primarily on campaigning for Jackie …

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Post writer Wil Haygood gives talks at Notre Dame

Written for Fundamentals of Journalism course, unpublished.  Journalism, Wil Haygood said, is about shoe leather. “You cannot do important journalism via the telephone,” said Haygood, a Washington Post journalist and author of six books. “You can’t. Shoe leather. Great journalism comes from shoe leather. Getting out, going to find people and knocking on doors. Because …

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Exhibit on Polish history opens in LaFortune

From The Observer A traveling exhibit detailing the history of Poland from the beginning of World War II to the end of the Cold War and the country’s role in international affairs during the 20th century opened Monday in the Dooley Room of LaFortune Student Center with a public reception. The display, “From War to …

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Republicans likely to gain Senate

Written for Fundamentals of Journalism course, unpublished.  The Republican Party was poised to gain a narrow majority in the Senate and retain control of the House of Representatives in November’s midterm elections in the midst of a shifting immigration debate, a growing threat from an Islamist militant group and nationwide dissatisfaction with President Barack Obama’s job performance. Of …

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