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Xavier Magazine | April 25, 2018

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Winter 2012

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

Soren Baker’s Top Five Lyrics (in chronological order)

January 1, 2012 |

1. Eric B. & Rakim’s “I Know You Got Soul” (1987)

Rakim: “I start to think and then I sink/Into the paper like I was ink/When I’m writing, I’m trapped in between the line/I escape when I finish the rhyme.”

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School Boss

January 1, 2012 |

As a child, Julie Sellers developed a reputation for speaking out—about anything. At first, it was cute. By the time she was a teenager, it was annoying. As a young adult, it was risky.

“My mom always said, ‘Think before … Read More

Police Beat

January 1, 2012 |

The call came in to the Cincinnati Police Department’s homicide division. The 22nd murder of the year involved an elderly man who had not been heard from for days. Police found him tied up on the floor of his condominium. … Read More

Picture This

January 1, 2012 |

Talk about your animal magnetism. David FitzSimmons always finds himself spellbound by the curious creatures of the world. Toads. Snakes. Centipedes. Snails. Crickets. Lizards. Beetles. Even the odd dragonfly.

Get an up-close look at some of FitzSimmons’ critters.

Fortunately for … Read More

Profile: Scott R. Stiens

January 1, 2012 |

Scott R. Stiens Bachelor of Science in business administration, 1988; Master of Business Administration, 1990; Master of Health Services Administration, 1992 Project Manager, U.S. Department of State Washington, D.C.

One Thing Leads to Another | Stiens’ interests at Xavier were … Read More

Profile: Peter Holtermann

January 1, 2012 |

Peter Hotlermann Bachelor of Arts in communications, 1998 President, HolterMedia Inc. Jacksonville, Fla.

Solid Service | Pete Holtermann started working in pro tennis in college after a blind call to the ATP tournament. “I’m a student at Xavier,” he said. … Read More

Profile: Emma Caroline Fernandez-Albert

January 1, 2012 |

Emma Caroline Fernandez-Albert Bachelor of Science in elementary education, 1991 Special education consultant, Santo Domingo, D.R.

The Accident | When she was 12, she took her bicycle for a spin. Her tires caught in a rut, and she crashed into … Read More

Our Favorite Martian

January 1, 2012 |

When Howard Hendrix was taking his first biology classes in Albers Hall many eons ago, he found himself firmly grounded in the botanical basics. It was customary and orthodox, planted deep into examinations of down-to-Earth dirt and mundane single-cell lifeforms. … Read More

Profile: John Logsdon

January 1, 2012 |

John Logsdon Bachelor of Science in physics, 1960 Professor Emeritus, political science and international affairs, George Washington University Washington, D.C.

First Job | After graduating from Xavier, Logsdon took a job in Los Angeles as a technical writer on military … Read More

Minister of Justice

January 1, 2012 |

Before becoming a Quaker minister and devoting his life to contemplative prayer and pacifism, Patrick Nugent was just another Xavier student protesting the abysmal state of campus dining. “Everything was mushy and squishy, overcooked and over-boiled. It was awful.”

But … Read More

Saving Students

January 1, 2012 |

Two years ago, Mark Costello did the unthinkable. He went to the financial aid office and told them he was getting ready to withdraw. He wondered if there was anything more they could do for him.

“I had started looking … Read More

In Memoriam: Robert Beckman, S.J.

January 1, 2012 |

Alumnus and former Xavier University rector Robert “Bob” Beckman, S.J., died Dec. 7 in Clarkston, Mich., at the age of 88. A native of Cincinnati, he earned a Bachelor of Literature at Xavier in 1946 and was one of a … Read More

HSA Director

January 1, 2012 |

Xavier’s graduate program in Health Services Administration is ranked No. 1 in the country by Modern Healthcare magazine, so it’s hard to push the program to new heights. But that’s just what Sister Nancy Linenkugel has in mind. Linenkugel was … Read More

Historic Quest

January 1, 2012 |

The vast expanse of flat, dry land stretches eastward, its close-cropped grasses undulating in the heat of an endless African sky. It is empty but for an occasional cluster of flat-topped acacia trees. The elongated shores of Kenya’s Lake Turkana … Read More