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Xavier Magazine | July 31, 2014

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Winter 2002

Iowa Great for Love on Wheels

April 1, 2002 |

Shirley Love knows Iowa. For most, that wouldn’t be too exciting. But the visiting assistant professor of finance loves it because her knowledge doesn’t come from a travel book or atlas, but rather from the seat of her 27-speed bicycle.Read More

From Russia with His Love

January 2, 2002 |

For associate professor of philosophy Michael Sweeney, the reminders are all around him–his 3-year-old son Mikhail’s lingering accent, the books on medieval philosophy he’s writing for the Slavonic-Greco-Latin Academy in Moscow, his wife’s longings for her homeland. Everywhere he looks … Read More

Emails from Sept. 11

January 2, 2002 |

J. Hunter Brown to a friend, Sept. 11, 2001, 11:12 p.m.: I spent all day in the Wall Street area and just got home. Couldn’t get out. It was like a volcano eruption. Ash covered most of lower Manhattan, as … Read More

X Files

January 1, 2002 |

The World Discovers Our X Appeal The world seems to be discovering what we always knew—X is really cool. Since the turn of the millennium, a wide array of products are now attaching themselves to the X factor—Xterra sports utility … Read More

Writing a Symphony for Different Drummers

January 1, 2002 |

Roll Over Beethoven—-and Bob Marley.

Hot, steamy calypso rhythms and the formal strains of a classical symphony are being intertwined by a pair of Xavier musicians. Associate professor of music Kaleel Skeirik and Bruce Weil, who earned a teaching certificate … Read More

Walk of Life

January 1, 2002 |

Erin Toghill has three close friends whose mothers each have breast cancer. She saw the emotional and physical toll it was taking on them, so the 1998 graduate decided to go for a little stroll.

Her path: along the streets, … Read More

Time and Talent

January 1, 2002 |

Somewhere—maybe Chicago or Billings, Mont., or some one-stoplight town in Mississippi—there’s an 8-year-old child in a Sunday School class who’s benefiting from the work of Betty Porter. Somewhere—maybe New York or Sugarland, Texas, or some rural farming community in Kansas—there’s … Read More

The Uniqueness of Jesus

January 1, 2002 |

When opportunity knocked last December, Paul Knitter answered. He was one of two foreign theologians invited to participate in a symposium in Pune, India. Not only did it give the theology professor a chance to speak on the topic “The … Read More

Saintly Statue

January 1, 2002 |

In the waning days of the first semester, when only a few stragglers remained on campus prior to Christmas break, a seven-foot bronze statue of St. Ignatius appeared on a four-foot pedestal in front of Logan Hall.

The replica of … Read More

Oldest Grad Still Going at 98

January 1, 2002 |

Mildred Hull had more than three years of classes at Ohio State when she left in the early 1920s to get married and start a family. But when she decided to complete her degree 40 years later, the time gap … Read More

Old Books Get a New Room

January 1, 2002 |

In 1995, library director JoAnne Young got a call informing her that she had a new collection in the library—a collection of about two feet of water. The University’s storm water pipes backed up during a heavy spring rain and … Read More

Musical Manager

January 1, 2002 |

Two Christmases ago, Joan Thompson’s faith in mankind was confirmed. She took the olive wood crèche she normally displays in her office and left it out in the open on a window ledge in Edgecliff Hall, which the alumni office … Read More

Most Wanted

January 1, 2002 |

Why, wonders Audrey Martin, would someone turn on the person they married, shared a life with, raised children with, loved throughout the years—and then commit murder? “It’s always been something that fascinated me, how someone can go from being married … Read More

Marbel Man has a Shooter’s Touch

January 1, 2002 |

When Samuel Davis VIII was in grade school in Cincinnati’s Hartwell neighborhood, his best friend gave him a marble. Davis took it to the playground and started playing against the other kids. He won. And won again. And again. “At … Read More

War and Peace

January 1, 2002 |

From the very beginning, I worried that the U.S. would respond with great force to the events of Sept. 11, slipping once again into the ancient belief that violence saves. The extensive war rhetoric increased my fears. I sensed that … Read More

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