Man behind ND logo dies

From The Observer   A memorial service and Mass for Jim T. Butz, class of 1949, who worked in the Notre Dame Stadium press box for decades and was instrumental in the creation of the iconic Fighting Irish leprechaun logo, will take place at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on Monday morning. Butz, who …

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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Written for Fundamentals of Journalism course, unpublished.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Written for Fundamentals of Journalism course, unpublished.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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GRC hosts Sexual Violence Awareness Month

From The Observer October’s Sexual Violence Awareness Month — a series of programs and events including giveaways, awareness campaigns, a panel discussion and a workshop — will focus on bystander intervention and taking action to prevent sexual violence on campus, Gender Relations Center (GRC) Director Christine Caron Gebhardt said. Gebhardt said the GRC planned the …

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