Fall 2011

Letter from the Front Lines

October 2, 2011 |

(Editor’s note: Rick knew in high school that he would join the Army. He was a Junior ROTC cadet and enrolled in the ROTC program at Xavier as a freshman. He graduated from Xavier in May 2010 and is a … Read More

Sept. 11: A Look Back at Academic Day

October 2, 2011 |

The panel discussion on globalization was wrapping up. It had gone well, and James Buchanan, director of the Brueggeman Center for Dialogue, was excited about the possibilities for interdisciplinary teaching he wanted to explore with his Xavier colleagues. He envisioned … Read More

Sept. 11- A Personal Reflection

October 2, 2011 |

(Editor’s note: Rabbi Abie Ingber is founding director of the Center for Interfaith Community Engagement) 

In February of this year, I conducted a special diversity education session for a colleague with high school educators from the Greater Cincinnati area. I … Read More

Sept. 11- 10 Years Later

October 2, 2011 |

(Editor’s note: James Buchanan is director of the Brueggeman Center for Dialogue at Xavier.)

In the days and weeks immediately following the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, we all experienced a range of intense emotions. From the initial shock, we moved … Read More

Of God and Grizzly

October 2, 2011 |

We’re halfway up the hillside when we first see the footprints. Grizzly bear. The dirt around the edges of the prints is still loose, not compacted by the recent rain, meaning the tracks are fresh. Meaning the bear is here. … Read More

Home Time

October 2, 2011 |

It took a year and a half. That’s all.

On Dec. 16, 2009, the Board of Trustees approved the building of a new residence hall and dining complex as a means of addressing the growing number of students on campus. … Read More

Inside the Vault

October 1, 2011 |

Prior to his Xavier speech, LaVaughn Henry, vice president and senior regional officer for the Cincinnati Federal Reserve Bank, offered a reporter a rare insider’s tour of the Fed bank vault.

This isn’t the sanitized version provided to school kids, … Read More

In Memoriam: George Wilson

October 1, 2011 |

Former Xavier football player George Wilson Jr., who went on to become a rookie phenom of the 1966 Miami Dolphins, died on Aug. 6 at the age of 68 of throat cancer. A native of Detroit, Wilson initially attended the … Read More

In Memoriam: Bill Jones

October 1, 2011 |

William “Bill” Jones, a longtime Xavier professor of philosophy who was respected and loved by both students and peers, died on Jan. 13 at the age of 68. Jones joined the Xavier faculty in 1969 after earning bachelor’s degrees in … Read More

A Storied Career

October 1, 2011 |

The best thing that ever happened to Thomas Hoobler was the day his boss—the nun in charge of the school where he taught—called him into her office. “We’ve had complaints about your hair,” she said.

Hoobler was stunned. It really … Read More