Friday, July 18, 2008

Rover represents in Canada

Rover Culture & Thought Editor Octavia was featured in this article on

University of Notre Dame sophomores Laura Lindsley, a Program of Liberal Studies major from Charlotte, N.C., and Octavia Ratiu, a pre-professional studies and liberal studies major from Austin, Texas, have been named Lee and Ramona Bass Western Civilization Scholars by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI).

Lindsley and Ratiu, who are among 50 honors fellows selected as “the nation’s most talented undergraduates” to participate in a yearlong program of educational enrichment, recently attended a weeklong ISI conference in Qu├ębec City, Canada, titled “Civilization and Civilizations: The West in Context.” The conference, which examined how Western civilization relates to and differs from other civilizations, allowed participants to engage in debate and discussion with faculty mentors who teach in the humanities and social sciences at numerous colleges and universities.

Throughout the coming academic year, Lindsley and Ratiu will receive continuing direction from faculty mentors through participation in seminars and on-line discussions, as well as professional assistance including information on internships, job opportunities, graduate and professional programs and related issues. They will attend an ISI Career Development Seminar to help prepare for future positions of leadership and will receive a large collection of free books and journals.

Founded in 1953, ISI works “to educate for liberty” to identify the best and brightest college students and to nurture in them the American ideal of ordered liberty.

Rover Politics Editor Kelly Levis also participated in the Civilization and Civilizations conference in Canada.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Obama: Red-Handed

Use this link and the content behind it to justify all your previously ungrounded hatred for this so-called Messiah. Okay. Perhaps that's a little too intensely negative. Below is a link to the PowerLine blog which shows just how ignorant Obama is of the issues and how easily he seems to correct his mistakes. Sorry Obama, but you're not going to get away with this one.

New AD?

It appears that Notre Dame's search for a new athletic director is nearing its end with the hiring of 1976 graduate Jack Swarbrick.

Here's the Chicago Tribune article:

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Do something really cool in only two minutes

This e-mail is from a good friend of mine from home. See below:

Hi guys,

I'm not sure how many of you have ever met my Aunt Lana, but her youngest daughter and my cousin Colleen is severely autistic and suffers from a number of other health complications. My Uncle works several jobs in order to take care of his family, while my aunt devotes her entire life to the care of my handicapped cousin.

I'm getting in touch to ask if perhaps you wouldn't mind taking just 30 seconds then to vote for my aunt in a radio contest on WXCY 103.7 FM's website. The address is Scroll down the ten finalists until you find Lana Rivers and then check the box next to her name and then submit. If my aunt wins, she'll receive a pass to a spa for a well-deserved day of rest for herself. You are allowed one vote per day from now until Monday.

I really appreciate this guys. My cousin called me up and asked if I couldn't try
to swing the election in favor of her mom, so I'm turning to you guys (as always).

Thanks so much and I'm sure I'll see you all soon!

All my best,