Nothing Special About College Life for Irish

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NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Alvin Hu's bare feet pace back and forth in the dorm hall, the facts and figures tumbling in torrents from his mouth.

"Beat Navy in Ireland, 50-10! Next we beat Purdue, 20-17! Michigan State, 20-3! Michigan, 13-6! Miami, 41-3! Stanford, 20-13 – in overtime! BYU, 17-14! We beat Oklahoma, 30-13! Then Pittsburgh, 29-26 – in three overtimes! Boston College, 21-6! Wake Forest, 38-0! And USC, 22-13!"

As his friends laugh at this display of rapid-fire recall, Alvin finally exhales.

Then he triumphantly declares, "It's over for Alabama!"

Alvin is a Notre Dame senior majoring in Computer Science and Engineering. He also has Asperger Syndrome, a form of autism that makes social interaction very difficult. In addition to that...

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