“We run the boilers which make the steam that powers the generators and the air conditioning chillers… this is like a city. We make the heat, the air conditioning, we bring the water up out of the ground, and make the electricity that makes the campus run. The only thing Notre Dame uses the city of South Bend for is wastewater. Any water that runs down the drain is treated at the wastewater... Read More
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"Number one, be true to yourself. You can learn a lot of things from books, but sometimes life experiences will teach you more. If you get knocked down, get back up again. Life isn’t a barrel of roses all the time, so you need to learn to not take everything to heart. Be yourself and enjoy, one day at a time. Also, money isn’t everything. Family and friendship are most important. Nobody will... Read More
“ I had a student come to me once. She had lost her debit card and it was right at break so kids are getting put out of the dorms. And she didn’t have any money, she panicked, she came here and asked if anyone had found her debit card and I said ‘Where’d you lose it?’ she said she thought she’d lost it on 23. I said it would have never made it back here. Now she’s upset, crying. So I said ‘... Read More
Mike has three interrelated pieces of advice for students, all of which he learned from his parents: “Do a little...
After two years in the dining halls, he transferred to General Services, where he was trained in everything from laying tiles to plumbing work. Now, he works in Maintenance Zone 5, which ensure that every research building on campus, including Jordan Hall of Science,... Read More