Posts By By France Griggs Sloat

Profile: Melanie Bates

April 1, 2002 |

There have been a few firsts in Melanie Bates’ life: first woman in her family to go away to college; first wave of females admitted to the University in the early 1970s; first woman graduate to serve on the alumni … 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

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

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

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

Lessons of Life and Love

January 1, 2002 |

Colleen Lynch left Xavier with a teaching degree in 1999, eager to take on her first class of students. She never dreamed one of them was about to teach her the most important lessons of her life.

After returning home … Read More

Doctor’s Discovery: The Heart Matters Most

January 1, 2002 |

Dr. Brian Vaughan is in his first year of orthopedic residency at North Carolina Hospitals, but he already knows what’s at the heart of being a physician—human life.

The 1997 graduate, who finished first in his class at the Georgetown … Read More

Profile: Steven Easley

January 1, 2002 |

Steven Easley remembers vividly the moment his life turned around. It was the day he arrived by bus at Valley Forge Military College in rural Wayne, Pa., expecting to take a tour but discovering it was actually check-in day.

He … Read More

Profile: Bryan Reinhart

January 1, 2002 |

The first time Bryan Reinhart traveled in a foreign land, he went for fun–backpacking, scuba diving, and surfing for five months across New Zealand and Australia. The second time, he reflected on his life and his goals while traipsing across … Read More

Career Choices

January 1, 2002 |

Teacher education programs across the country are reporting increasing numbers of students who want to become teachers—especially among older applicants who are switching careers. What’s bringing about the increase? A New York Times story linked the increase to not only … Read More

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