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Sanders: Clinton 'must become' next US president

July 26, 2016 Rebecca Corrente

Bob Schmuhl, Professor of American Studies at the University of Notre Dame, looks at what Hillary Clinton will hope to achieve at her conference this week.  Listen to the Morning Ireland  interview here Read More >

Electing the President 2016: An Unconventional Party Time

July 18, 2016 Rebecca Corrente

Published: July 15, 2016
Author: Robert Schmuhl ’70

Editor’s note: Head of state, chief diplomat, commander-in-chief, guardian of the economy – Americans are fixing to elect another president, so we asked Notre Dame’s in-house pundit to put the moment, the issues, the candidates and the choices in context and perspective. Bob Schmuhl’s commentary on American politics and journalism frequently appears in major news outlets from the Read More >

Notre Dame Professor to publish book on Father Theodore Hesburgh

July 14, 2016 Rebecca Corrente

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NOTRE DAME, IN, July 6, 2016—For over half a century, Robert Schmuhl, the Walter H. Annenberg–Edmund P. Joyce Chair in American Studies and Journalism at the University of Notre Dame, interviewed and wrote about the Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., who served as the president of Notre Dame from 1952 until 1987. Beginning as an undergraduate student during the 1960s, when he covered Hesburgh and Notre Dame for the Associated Press, to 2014 when he conducted his last visit with the frail ninety-seven-year-old priest, Schmuhl maintained a close relationship with Father Hesburgh. Over time, Hesburgh’s meetings with Schmuhl evolved into a friendship, which is documented in this personal and warmhearted portrait of the man who was for decades considered the most influential priest in America.

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Electing the President 2016: Time for a Change?

July 05, 2016 Rebecca Corrente

Published: July 5, 2016
Author: Robert Schmuhl ’70

Editor’s note: Head of state, chief diplomat, commander-in-chief, guardian of the economy – Americans are fixing to elect another president, so we asked Notre Dame’s in-house pundit to put the moment, the issues, the candidates and the choices in context and perspective. Bob Schmuhl’s commentary on American politics and journalism frequently appears in major news outlets from the Read More >