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Xavier Magazine | October 17, 2017

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Against the Wind

January 2, 2012 |

April 8, 1968. The nation is on the verge of exploding into a firestorm of racial rage over the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., when Garry Wills walks in the front door of the Clayborn Temple in Memphis, Tenn. … Read More

Letter from the Front Lines

October 2, 2011 |

(Editor’s note: Rick knew in high school that he would join the Army. He was a Junior ROTC cadet and enrolled in the ROTC program at Xavier as a freshman. He graduated from Xavier in May 2010 and is a … Read More

Sept. 11: A Look Back at Academic Day

October 2, 2011 |

The panel discussion on globalization was wrapping up. It had gone well, and James Buchanan, director of the Brueggeman Center for Dialogue, was excited about the possibilities for interdisciplinary teaching he wanted to explore with his Xavier colleagues. He envisioned … Read More

Sept. 11- A Personal Reflection

October 2, 2011 |

(Editor’s note: Rabbi Abie Ingber is founding director of the Center for Interfaith Community Engagement) 

In February of this year, I conducted a special diversity education session for a colleague with high school educators from the Greater Cincinnati area. I … Read More

Sept. 11- 10 Years Later

October 2, 2011 |

(Editor’s note: James Buchanan is director of the Brueggeman Center for Dialogue at Xavier.)

In the days and weeks immediately following the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, we all experienced a range of intense emotions. From the initial shock, we moved … Read More

Of God and Grizzly

October 2, 2011 |

We’re halfway up the hillside when we first see the footprints. Grizzly bear. The dirt around the edges of the prints is still loose, not compacted by the recent rain, meaning the tracks are fresh. Meaning the bear is here. … Read More

Home Time

October 2, 2011 |

It took a year and a half. That’s all.

On Dec. 16, 2009, the Board of Trustees approved the building of a new residence hall and dining complex as a means of addressing the growing number of students on campus. … Read More

Summer Reading

July 2, 2011 |

Peace and War

Title: Organizing for War: France, 1870-1914 Author: Rachel Chrastil Publisher: Louisiana State University Press Price: $36.52 Purchase: Amazon.com and lsu.edu

The Red Cross as bad guy? That’s one way of looking at Rachel Chrastil’s newest history book, Organizing for War: France, 1870-1914. The assistant … Read More

Open Windows

July 2, 2011 |

In 1965, the Catholic Church concluded its revolutionary Second Vatican Council in which it “threw open the windows of the Church” and let in some fresh air. Among its changes was a well-known document calledNostra Aetate that revolutionized the Church’s policies and … Read More

Head of the Class

July 2, 2011 |

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NAME:  Scott Chadwick TITLE:  Provost and Chief Academic Officer EDUCATION: PhD in communication studies, Kansas, 1994 MBA in finance, University of Kansas, 1986 BS in psychology, University of Iowa, 1984

BACKGROUND: Canisius College 2007-2011 • VP for … Read More

Charting Course

April 2, 2011 |

To help increase awareness among instructors, the University launched a faculty focus group to study the issue of online teaching. Professor of English Stephen Yandell, who has never taught or taken an online class, is co-leading the group with management professor … Read More

Touch Points

April 2, 2011 |

When it comes to teaching with technology, Stephen Yandell is torn. On one hand, the professor of medieval English literature embraces the traditional classroom with its face-to-face instruction and eschews recent advances in web-based curriculum. On the other, he’s intrigued … Read More

Other Worlds

April 2, 2011 |

A Star is Born

Forgive anyone who suggests that Marco Fatuzzo sometimes keeps his head in the clouds. The affable physics professor might well agree. After all, his area of expertise is theoretical astrophysics. “In a broad sense,” he says, … Read More

Vince Presutti and Roberto Gambini

January 2, 2011 |

Before Joe Marcello, the underboss for the Marcello family, America’s oldest crime syndicate, started dealing with Presutti, he needed to know if he was a real criminal. So he sent his friend Roberto Gambini up to New York to find out. “We … Read More

What a Card

January 2, 2011 |

Just a year ago, Karen Gladstone’s life was normal. Good, but normal. She had a decent advertising career in Chicago, great family and kind friends. She ate the food she liked, listened to music she enjoyed and wore clothes that suited … Read More

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