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Xavier Magazine | December 17, 2018

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Winter 2004

Need Nurse? Will Travel

April 1, 2004 |

Amanda Downer had always heard Chicago was the place to be in the summer. So off she flew to live in the Windy City, and she loved it. Then winter came, blowing the cold air off the lake and through … Read More

More Letters to the Editor

April 1, 2004 |

Conscientious Objection I strongly suggest that the administration reassess its values and its priorities before scheduling another scum such as filmmaker/author Moore. And please, none of that “diversity” nonsense. John D. Harris, MBA Class of 1965


Biology Bonding I … Read More

Natural Bridge

January 2, 2004 |

For centuries, Appalachia was a world unto itself. Its ridges sheltered a mysterious, ephemeral beauty reflected in foggy hollows, ancient music and drawled speech patterns that mystically transformed words like “creek” into “crick.” But the ridges also harbored something else—a … Read More

Forming the Foundation

January 2, 2004 |

A fleet of 22 canoes glides past a long bend in the Ohio River. The mammoth hand-hewn pirogues holding at least 10 men each fill the channel as they slip past the hilly banks. Dipping their paddles into the clear … Read More

Family Matters

January 2, 2004 |

By 10:30 p.m., dinner, homework and baths are finished, and the kids are in bed. Now—finally—Dianne Ceo-DiFrancesco can get back to work. At a time when most people who’ve been up since 6:00 a.m. are turning in, Dianne is grabbing … Read More

Poetic Justice

January 2, 2004 |

It’s 4:00 a.m., a crisp October morning on New York’s Upper West Side. Silence hangs thick in the air, punctuated only by the occasional wail of sirens rising up from the streets below. In his 16th-floor apartment, Russell Goings Jr. … Read More

Romain’s Domain

January 1, 2004 |

The marketing effort of the University’s sports information department last year helped David West land honors as an All-American and as the nation’s player of the year. This year the department is turning its attention to Romain Sato, albeit differently.Read More

Off the Tee

January 1, 2004 |

Each year for the last 14 years, the University’s men’s golf team has lowered its collective stroke average—sometimes a little, sometimes a lot. And as its strokes have gone down, its ranking has gone up, culminating in the team now … Read More

Aaaand Action

January 1, 2004 |

Before the women’s basketball team started studying game films, they spent some time making some films. The team shot two 30-second TV commercials on campus in October showing the players in the middle of normal, everyday family or school activities—while … Read More

Segway This

January 1, 2004 |

Always wanting to stay on the forefront of technology, the physics department purchased a Segway Human Transporter, a two-wheeled vehicle that won’t tip over. Equipped with nickel metal hydride batteries, gyroscopes, a silicon sensor and several computer chips, the motor … Read More

Double Jointed

January 1, 2004 |

One of Xavier’s newest employees is doing double duty as both a psychology professor and as a director at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. Cathy McDaniels Wilson accepted the joint appointment because of the unique challenge it offers her … Read More

Coming Home

January 1, 2004 |

Rose Marie Wetterau has a unique perspective on Xavier. In fact, she has many of them: as a 1982 graduating senior, as a member of the first psychology doctorate class of 2001, as an adjunct professor, as a parent of … Read More

Long-Term Goal

January 1, 2004 |

On Thursday nights, a group of African-American men and women stands in a circle in the computer lab at the Cohen Center. With hands clasped and heads bowed, they listen as Leon Render prays, asking God to grant them the … Read More

When Pigs Fly

January 1, 2004 |

Jerry Hoffman turns 74 years old this winter, but he still can give anyone a run for their money. Literally. For 27 years, Hoffman has run daily, competing in short races and even a half-marathon. But after he decided to … Read More

The Main Event

January 1, 2004 |

Xavier rolled out the red carpet for hundreds of alumni in November for the 2003 homecoming celebration. The weekend’s theme was “Hooray for Hollywood,” and the alumni were the stars. Events included all the usual suspects—Friday evening’s athletic hall of … Read More