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Xavier Magazine | December 19, 2014

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Buried Treasures

September 17, 2014 |

Xavier, like most universities, has its fair share of fine art. Statuary graces spaces and places indoors and out. Paintings large, small, old and new adorn the walls of most buildings and halls. But buried behind and below the common … Read More

The Uncivil Fight for Rights

September 17, 2014 | | 3 Comments

By the time Ken Blackwell returned from Martin Luther King Jr.’s funeral in Atlanta in early April 1968, the worst of the riots in Cincinnati were over. Two people died during the melee on April 8, and the National Guard … Read More

A New Post

September 17, 2014 |

When the Pope speaks, people listen. So in June 2013, when meeting with the writers of the Jesuit journal La Civilta Cattolica at the Vatican, the Pontiff said, “Your proper place is on the frontiers. This is the place of … Read More

A Classic Change: Moving the Music Series in a New Direction

September 17, 2014 |

Almost from birth, Polina Bespalko’s life has been filled with music. Records of the great classicists spun endlessly in her Russian home. Her first piano lessons began before she was old enough to count all 88 keys. “My mother was … Read More

A Slow Karter Goes Full Throttle

September 16, 2014 |

Full disclosure: I like racing. But going fast in a car? Not so much. My 14-year-old son calls me Mr. Slow. So the day he came home with the fastest lap from a birthday party held at a go-kart track, the challenge … Read More

Human Trafficking: 21st Century Slavery

September 16, 2014 |

Harold and Dancy D’Souza arrived from India in 2003 excited about the future in America for them and their two boys. But their dreams were soon dashed when they realized the family friend—a man they called “uncle” who promised a … Read More

Educating Youth…and All That Jazz

September 16, 2014 |

Kathy Wade is a jazz icon. For proof, you need look no further than the logo created for the Crown Jewels of Jazz Festival. The highly stylized chanteuse bears a striking resemblance to her. “Everyone tells me that, but only … Read More

Girl Geeks: Computing Education

September 16, 2014 |

A funny thing happened to Jill Pala on her way to becoming a high school math teacher. She found out she was a computer geek. And she liked it. A lot. Better than math. “I had no idea what it … Read More

A Career of Amusement: Life on the Merry-go-round

September 16, 2014 |

Back in the day, most kids wanted to be president when they grew up. Or run away to join the circus. Vic Nolting managed to do both. Sort of. The 1970 business grad grew up to become president of Coney … Read More

Behind the Alter Hall Renovation

September 15, 2014 |

Dedicated in December 1960, Alter Hall was Xavier’s class of the classroom.

It was called “the million dollar building” because it featured air-conditioning, a 300-seat lecture hall and 33 classrooms.

Now, rising from the … Read More

Urban Farming: Taking Root

September 15, 2014 |

It’s a chilly morning in early May. Amy Matthews pulls a knit cap over her auburn hair as she moves among the rows of fruits and vegetables on South Circle Farm. The strawberries are blooming and the kale is coming … Read More

Touched by an Angel Island

September 15, 2014 |

In the late 1970s, all the buildings that remained on Angel Island were going to be demolished because they were in such disrepair. Then a park ranger wandered inside one of teetering wooden structures and made an amazing discovery—poetry on … Read More

Changing the World by Design

September 15, 2014 |

Kate Hanisian was in her office the first time a goat walked in. The same with the chicken. They just meandered in off the street. It definitely wasn’t typical, but then again nothing in her life at that particular moment … Read More

Alumni Profile: Jonathan Herman

September 15, 2014 |

Jonathan Herman BSBA in Marketing, 1993 Executive Director, Allan Houston Foundation New York, N.Y.

What’s in a Name? | “I’ve been fortunate to develop a variety of philanthropic programs for pro athletes and entertainers including [New York Knicks assistant GM … Read More

Thinking Differently

September 15, 2014 |

When the world zigs, Gary Sharpe zags. If someone says no, he says yes. Sell? Nope. Buy. “I’ve been a contrarian my entire life,” he says. “I’m not sure how my parents put up with me.”

While such an … Read More

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