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Xavier Magazine | April 17, 2014

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Brian Grant

October 2, 2013 | | 2 Comments

The four boys are spread out along the end of an otherwise empty football field, running around and sweating in the heat of a summer Portland sun.

“Cut and change direction,” Matt James yells at them. “Good. Slide, slide, don’t … Read More

Eyes on the Sky

October 2, 2013 |

In the waning daylight of a Friday in June 1961, a red and white Ford station wagon rambles down the hilly twists and turns of Zion Road, pushing out beyond the western edges of Cincinnati. The breeze blows through the … Read More

Alumni Profile: Victoria Raymond

October 2, 2013 |

VICTORIA RAYMOND Bachelor of Science in biology, 2004 Certified Genetic Counselor, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Mich.

A Matter of Degrees | Victoria Raymond loved math and biology, but was advised against majoring in both. So she stayed … Read More

Poetic Therapy: Healing Wounds Through Words of War

October 2, 2013 |

Chris Collins saw a lot of bad things on his tours in Afghanistan and Iraq. Explosions. Injured soldiers. Dead civilians. But what haunts him most is the image of a young Afghani boy, about 8 years old, who had stepped … Read More

Healthy Approach

October 1, 2013 |

Lynn Oswald still recalls her days as a registered nurse in the newborn nursery of The Fort Hamilton Hospital, in Hamilton, Ohio. This was 1980; dads-to-be still smoked and paced in the waiting room, and newborns were kept in an … Read More

Parent Approved: Saving a School

October 1, 2013 |

When Janeece Docal was handpicked to be the new principal of Powell Elementary School, she had to wonder if the superintendent and school board didn’t like her.

Along with the keys to the office, she was handed a failing … Read More

Recycling and Toxic Waste: Perfect Chemistry

October 1, 2013 |

At first glance, it looks like a moonshine still. There’s a big container with a long pipe sticking out the top and a tube jutting out the side and into a bottle. When the liquid inside is heated, the vapors … Read More

Food for Thought: A Philosophy of Good Eating

October 1, 2013 |

Jason Perkins wheels his office into a parking spot just outside the Pendleton Art Center in Cincinnati’s Over-The-Rhine neighborhood. The office is hard to miss—a bulky 1991 Grumman/Chevy P-30 step van that began its life as a bookmobile in Madison … Read More

Leading the Way: Merging Health Care

October 1, 2013 | | One Comment

Susan Gilster’s high school counselor meant well when he told her, “You can be three things—a teacher, a nurse or a secretary.” It was typical advice in the early 1970s for a young woman in a small, Midwestern town trying … Read More

Tapping Roots: Learning about yesterday brings job for today

July 1, 2013 |

Thomas Jordan attended his wife’s annual family reunion in 2008 and wondered why his own family didn’t do the same. Then he realized his father’s death, when Jordan was only 7 years old, had left an historical void. His immediate … Read More

Goetta Life: Saving meaty meals the vegan way

July 1, 2013 |

Bratwurst. Chili. Goetta. Cincinnati, nicknamed Porkopolis, is known for its quirky carnivorous dishes. But what if you live in hog city and don’t eat meat? That’s what Caitlin Bertsch, a 2006 math and sociology graduate, asked herself when she cut animal products from … Read More

BrewCakes: A tasty blend of business, beer and cupcakes

July 1, 2013 | | One Comment

The taste of a good craft beer is hard to resist. And cupcakes are too. So it makes sense that the two, if brewed together correctly, could make a perfectly delectable dessert.

At least that’s what Emma Royan and Sarah … Read More

Alumni Profiles: Ralph Watson, MD

July 1, 2013 |

Bachelor of Science in chemistry, 1970
Professor of medicine, Michigan State University (retired), East Lansing, Mich.

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Reducing the Stigma: Mental Illness

July 1, 2013 |

They say bad things happen in threes. For Debbie Dutton Lambert, it was all too true. She experienced a murder, an attempted suicide and a successful suicide—all in her first semester at Xavier. The experiences left her traumatized. But they … Read More

Out of the Pool: A Swim School for Starters

July 1, 2013 |

Kathleen Keating Hubbard spent a lot of time treading water during her first years at Xavier—alone. She was the only woman in classrooms of men, the only woman swimming laps in the pool, the only woman on the swim team. … Read More

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