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Xavier Magazine | October 24, 2014

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Fall 2010

Classic Poet

October 2, 2010 |

John Knoepfle was bitten by the writing bug in high school in the 1930s while studying Macbeth and other classic literature. “It was intriguing,” says Knoepfle. “By the time I was a senior I was trying to do some of … Read More

The Revelation

October 2, 2010 |

There’s something about Mary. The Mother of Jesus has had a profound impact on countless people over the last 2,000 years. Cathedrals were built in her name. Religious orders were created to honor her. Many have and continue to pray to … Read More

Signature Moment

October 2, 2010 |

Slipping his lanky frame into the driver’s seat of a beat-up Army Jeep, Paul O’Connor takes hold of the wheel and glances around for his two companions. They’re squeezing in where they can among packed supplies of candy, clothing, food … Read More

Linneman’s Prayer

October 2, 2010 |

(Editors note: Thomas Linneman passed away May 11, 2010. He was 87. He talked to Xavier magazine about this story prior to his death.)

The longest 208 days of Pfc. Thomas Linneman’s life began at dusk on Oct. 4, 1944, … Read More

Quad Angles

October 2, 2010 |

View photos of Xavier’s new James E. Hoff, S.J., Academic Quad, which opened in August 2010.

Also, in June, the blog “Building Cincinnati” put together a story and 47-picture photo gallery of the exterior Xavier’s newest buildings—Smith Hall, Conaton Learning Commons, the Central Utility … Read More

Trees and Trucks

October 1, 2010 |

First came the new low-watt light bulbs, then efficient washing machines and hybrid cars. Now everybody is looking for new ways to go green. Carter Johnson and Henry Link have the latest suggestion: green moving. Johnson and Link’s new eco-friendly … Read More

Tough Love, Soft Heart

October 1, 2010 |

Tammy Solomon Gray is tough. She grew up in the tough shadows of the projects. She’s also had to deal with the tough challenges of physical disabilities since being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at age 21. So it’s no wonder … Read More

The Swim of Things: Lapping Up the Wins

October 1, 2010 |

When Frank Nieman turned 64, all he wanted was a good workout. Just a few laps in the pool. Back in his Xavier days, Nieman swam for a Coca-Cola AAU team and was quite competitive, even winning the 1951 National … Read More

The Cheyenne Spirit

October 1, 2010 |

Greg Rust, Xavier’s director for photography, made friends with some Cheyenne Indians from Montana and, as a service project, began documenting life among the tribe. For Native American Heritage Month in November, he put together this audio slideshow offering an … Read More

School Lessons: A Future in Furniture

October 1, 2010 |

Area schoolchildren may be comforted to know that while the graffiti they carve into their desks may land them in detention, they’re boosting the local economy in the process. Specifically, they’re fueling a web-based school furniture company called SCHOOLSin, which … Read More

Rose’s Park

October 1, 2010 |

For eight years, Rose Vesper served as state representative for the tiny, riverside village of New Richmond, Ohio, just east of Cincinnati. She gave a lot to the village and its people, and now they’re giving back in the form … Read More

Overturning a Tragedy

October 1, 2010 |

Note: This is an extended version of the article that ran in the print issue.)

The odyssey that turned Dominic DiPuccio’s life upside down began with a phone call in the middle of the afternoon. On the line was his … Read More

Office Cut-up: Emmy for Edits

October 1, 2010 |

For four seasons of the hit NBC series “The Office,” it was Dean Holland’s job to make molehills out of mountains. As the show’s co-editor, Holland had to condense 40-60 hours of footage into a single, funny 21-minute, 30-second show. … Read More

Matt’s Back

October 1, 2010 |

Matt Tripepi, who spent seven years connecting with alumni as part of the National Alumni Association, has returned to Xavier after a three-year hiatus, this time as the University’s new director for alumni engagement. And he’s coming to an alumni … Read More

Extra Credit: Joseph Bracken, S.J.

October 1, 2010 |

“I’m a theologian interested in science. I have a deep respect for the scientific method and what it has produced. But I think some scientists have exaggerated the power of science to explain everything, because a good part of the … Read More

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