"Letter from Campus: Moments to remember" by Bob Schmuhl

May 04, 2016 Rebecca Corrente

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Bob Schmuhl is the Walter H. Annenberg-Edmund P. Joyce Professor of American Studies and Journalism at Notre Dame, where’s he taught since 1980.

You know you’re nearing the finish line of what’s seemed to be several geologic periods in a Notre Dame classroom when you begin to remember the past in generations rather than years.

A student came up before class not long ago and inquired, “Can my mother sit in this afternoon?” At the end of the session, the visitor stopped by the lectern to say hello — and to report that in her college days she had taken a couple of courses I taught back then, nearly (gulp) three decades earlier.

Read the remainder of the Notre Dame Magazine article here.