Editor’s Blog

Pasts

The editor of this university’s magazine did not attend this university. The editor of this university’s magazine occasionally regrets that. He particularly feels it at the university’s annual Alumni Reunion Weekend, which is occurring this very weekend. Last night, the…

A Welcome to the Lion’s Den

There were neighborhoods in this country in the ’50s and ’60s where no one’s kids went to Notre Dame University, yet, it seemed, everybody rooted for the Irish. Mine was one. In my Irish Catholic Philadelphia parish, you’d think we…

The Case of the Mysterious Gift

The black phone on my desk rang. I picked it up. “Is this Joe Wakelee-Lynch, editor of LMU Magazine?” a man asked. “I have something for you.” His voice sounded urgent. Maybe too urgent. An editor gets used to the…

A Jesuit’s Jesuit Guide

I’ve been reading the new book about Ignatian spirituality called “The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything: A Spirituality for Real Life.” It’s by James Martin, S.J. Perhaps you’ve come across him or the very effective publicity campaign that’s getting him…

Small Steps to Big Change

Welcome to the new LMU Magazine website. For the past year, we’ve conducted a lengthy review and redesign of Vistas magazine, Vistas Online and LMU’s monthly alumni e-newsletter. We took into account the opinions of LMU’s many constituencies: alumni, university…