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Xavier Magazine | September 2, 2014

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Fall 2013

Brian Grant

October 2, 2013 |

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

The Circle of Life: Women and Business in Africa

October 2, 2013 |

Josephine Lando began making dresses in high school. It was a hobby at first, but soon her friends began asking her to make them dresses, too. By the time she finished boarding school and returned to her home in Rongai, … 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

Drawn to Xavier: It was Blob at First Sight

October 2, 2013 |

Drawn to Xavier is an historically accurate* account of life at Xavier. It is quite possibly the world’s only cartoon blog that is both dedicated to a venerable Jesuit university and to the proposition that humor is not quite as close … Read More

The Lesson of Life: Joe Pichler’s Climb up the Food Chain

October 2, 2013 |

Joe Pichler calls himself “the luckiest man in the world.” It wasn’t always so.

The man who would one day lead one of the largest grocery chains in the country began life happily enough as the fifth of six children … Read More

Future’s Market: Mentoring neighboring school children

October 2, 2013 |

It’s an early spring afternoon and Bryan Cannon, principal of the Alliance Academy charter school, hits the streets with about a dozen seventh and eighth graders in tow. They turn right on Montgomery Road, then hang a left onto Dana … Read More

50 Years Later: The JFK Assassination

October 1, 2013 |

Xavier’s campus was quiet at 1:30 p.m., Nov. 22, 1963. Clouds and rain were rolling in. The temperature hovered at 58 degrees.

Students were registering for spring semester classes and heading into Thanksgiving weekend. The football Muskies were gearing up … Read More

The Physic of Getting Hammered

October 1, 2013 |

For a physics major, finding the moment of inertia for a cylinder is as easy as I=1/2 MR2, but what about the concept of righty-tighty/lefty loosey?

Physicists are famous for having heads wrapped around theories, but it’s been laboratory … Read More

Freshman learn CPR

October 1, 2013 |

The day after the record class of 1,282 first-year students arrived on campus, they got their first lesson—and it was a valuable one they can take with them the rest of their lives.

Xavier Has A Heart, a student-run organization, … Read More

Playing with the language of math

October 1, 2013 |

Associate professor of education Deborah Kuchey had a small amount of summer homework: Read 60 preschool math books translated from Korean into English and edit them for language and math concepts.

She did it in a month.

Kuchey, a math … 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

The Office: Niamh O’Leary

October 1, 2013 |

Assistant professor of English Niamh (pronounced Niev) O’Leary loves everything Shakespeare. She teaches it, researches it, reads it, studies it, writes about it. And she collects it. A trip to her office uncovers a variety of Shakespeare stuff, such as:Read More

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