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Xavier Magazine | November 27, 2015

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Posts By By France Griggs Sloat

The Nature of Pope Francis

November 10, 2015 |

His mission of caring for the earth, protecting the poor and re-examining the world’s economic systems defines him as the Jesuit leader of a morally challenged world. It also highlights how Xavier’s commitment to Jesuit education is being lived out … Read More

Documenting A Sustainable Life

November 10, 2015 |

Associate Professor Blis DeVault’s award-winning film tells the story of one man’s mission to create a renewable future

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Caring for our Common Home—and Each Other

November 7, 2015 |

Five stories of faculty, students and alumni who live the Jesuit ideals embodied by Pope Francis every day

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Modernizing a Major: Reviving Digital Film and Television

November 6, 2015 |

In mid-July, Blis DeVault donned a long black evening gown and spent her birthday weekend in Lexington, Ky., away from home and family. She wouldn’t want it any other way, because she was doing what she loves—celebrating her students’ success.

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What to Be or No(t) Be: There’s an App for That

November 2, 2015 |

What do you want to be—or no(t) be—when you grow up? That’s the question Julie and Kelsey Murphy want to help job-seekers of all ages answer, using their newly developed “benobe” app. Read More

Medicine Man: Saving the Earth One Acre—One Wildflower—at a Time

November 2, 2015 |

Paul Strauss remembers the day his life changed forever. He was in Taos, N.M., where he’d been staying the summer of 1970 with Carl, a Shoshone Indian who had taken him under his wing to study natural medicine.

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Ebola’s Front Line

April 16, 2015 |

Kevin Fleming’s mission to serve prepared him for his greatest challenge—rebuilding Liberia, a nation devastated by disease


By the time he enters the Ebola treatment clinic in early October last year, Kevin Fleming has already gotten a feel for … Read More

Did You Hear the One About the Rabbi and the Priest?

April 16, 2015 |

A priest and a rabbi walk onto a college campus and discover the same thing. They’re in love—with the students, with mankind, with God. Al Bischoff, SJ, known affectionately at Xavier as “Father B,” and Rabbi Abie Ingber began an … Read More

Greener Pastures

April 14, 2015 |

Urban Sustainability is one of Xavier’s newest graduate programs

Wanting to take his career as an environmental consultant in a more serious direction, Brian Higgins shopped around the Midwest for a degree program that had all the elements he needed—an … Read More

Letters to the Editor

April 10, 2015 |

Different Views

I am a once-proud Xavier Alumnus from the class of 1984. I supported many fundraising efforts, including the annual fund, was a long-time member of the Businesses Mobilized for Xavier (BMX), and even a basketball season ticketholder for … Read More

The Uncivil Fight for Rights

September 17, 2014 | | 3 Comments

By the time Ken Blackwell returned from Martin Luther King Jr.’s funeral in Atlanta in early April 1968, the worst of the riots in Cincinnati were over. Two people died during the melee on April 8, and the National Guard … Read More

Human Trafficking: 21st Century Slavery

September 16, 2014 |

Harold and Dancy D’Souza arrived from India in 2003 excited about the future in America for them and their two boys. But their dreams were soon dashed when they realized the family friend—a man they called “uncle” who promised a … Read More

Girl Geeks: Computing Education

September 16, 2014 |

A funny thing happened to Jill Pala on her way to becoming a high school math teacher. She found out she was a computer geek. And she liked it. A lot. Better than math. “I had no idea what it … Read More

Urban Farming: Taking Root

September 15, 2014 |

It’s a chilly morning in early May. Amy Matthews pulls a knit cap over her auburn hair as she moves among the rows of fruits and vegetables on South Circle Farm. The strawberries are blooming and the kale is coming … Read More

The Office: Marsha Karagheusian

September 15, 2014 |

Like an afterthought, Marsha Karagheusian’s office is tucked into a corner of the rambling, crowded ceramics studio in the bowels of the Cohen Center. It’s not very big. The shelves overflow with things she uses today as well as things … Read More