August 31, 2016
August 29, 2016
Every four years Americans learn anew that a presidential election is less a national fencing match than an array of brass-knuckle fistfights in a few select states. Read More >
August 25, 2016
Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame from 1952 to 1987, was one of the nation’s most influential figures in higher education and national affairs and a well-known figure on campus. In the 1960s, a student named Robert Schmuhl, covering what Father Hesburgh called “the student revolution” for the Associated Press, began what would be a lifelong relationship with the president.
Schmuhl, now the Walter H. Annenberg-Edmund P. Joyce Chair in American Studies and Journalism at Notre Dame, kept a unique relationship with Father Hesburgh, starting more than half a century ago as a student journalist on the campus beat and evolving into a friendship that lasted until Father Hesburgh’s death in 2015. Read More >
August 25, 2016
August 18, 2016
August 16, 2016
With the eyes of the world trained on Rio, American Studies Chair Thomas Tweed discusses the significance of the city's most famous landmark.
By Michelle Boorstein
The 125-foot, concrete statue on a mountain overlooking Rio couldn’t appear more straightforward: It’s a giant Jesus with His arms outstretched. Read More >
August 15, 2016
August 11, 2016
As a columnist for Irish America Magazine, Bob Schmuhl fondly recollects an encounter with poet Seamus Heaney.
By Robert Schmuhl, Contributor, Irish America Magazine
August / September 2016
Five years ago this summer, a dream came true – but not quite the way the daydreamer envisioned it might. Read More >
August 03, 2016
August 02, 2016
July 31, 2016
Published: July 29, 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 >