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Alumni Association honors distinguished students

Author: Arts and Letters

Peter Quaranto, a senior from Franklin, Mass., and Mignon Montpetit, a doctoral student in the Department of Psychology from Portage, Ind., have been selected recipients of the Notre Dame Alumni Association’s 2005-06 Distinguished Student Award and Distinguished Graduate Student Award.

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Catherine Distler named 2006 valedictorian

Author: Arts and Letters

Catherine Distler, a double major in anthropology and preprofessional studies from Leawood, Kan., has been named valedictorian of the 2006 University of Notre Dame graduating class. This marks the fourth straight year an Arts and Letters student has been named valedictorian.

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Notre Dame vs. USC: Gridiron rivalry is "debatable"

Author: Arts and Letters

RESOLVED: That the University of Notre Dame should defeat the University of Southern California in the 2006 collegiate football contest” will be the featured topic as the debate teams from legendary football rivals Notre Dame and USC square off for the first time at 4 p.m. Friday (April 28)…

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Holland elected to lead Shakespeare Association of America

Author: Arts and Letters

Peter D. Holland, internationally renowned Shakespearean scholar and the McMeel Family Professor of Shakespeare Studies, has been elected vice president of the Shakespeare Association of America (SAA) for 2006-07. The vice president of the SAA automatically serves as president the following year.

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Are DVDs for littlest ones a bad idea?

Author: Arts and Letters

Darcia Narvaez, associate professor of psychology and director of Notre Dame’s Center for Ethical Education, recently commented on “Sesame Beginnings,” a new line of DVDs intended for children as young as six months, in the South Bend Tribune.

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Sparks fly for Creative Writing Program

Author: Arts and Letters

Among notable Notre Dame alumni, best-selling author Nicholas Sparks often tops the list in the literary category. With novels such as “Message in a Bottle,” “A Walk to Remember” and “The Notebook” made into major motion pictures…

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ND ReSource: The immigration debate is long overdue

Author: Arts and Letters

As the Senate begins a controversial debate of the biggest overhaul of U.S. immigration law in two decades, Allert Brown-Gort, associate director of the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame, says it’s long overdue and the current law is out of touch with reality.

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