Spring 2002

Terror On Campus

April 1, 2002 |

A packet from the U.S. Immigra-tion and Naturalization Service (INS) landed on the desk of Kathy Hammett, director of international student services, in early February—six months after the start of classes.

Inside were the names of the foreign students allowed … Read More

Telling a Dead Man’s Tale

April 1, 2002 |

Dead men tell no tales, so Don Douthit speaks on their behalf. Armed with two degrees from the University—a bachelor’s in mortuary science in 1986 and a master’s in criminal justice in 1989—Douthit presents himself as an expert witness in … Read More

Sports Centered

April 1, 2002 |

Most people would find Jon Bon Jovi singing “It’s My Life” for a commercial being filmed at their workplace a little distracting. For Tom DeCorte, however, it was just another day on the job at ESPN.

“Working here, you learn … Read More

Room to Roam

April 1, 2002 |

Here we grow again. Immediately after the May commencement, construction begins on a new green space between the Gallagher Student Center and Husman Residence Hall. The green includes a pavilion, tables, a statue and lush landscaping. In order to build … Read More

Music Man

April 1, 2002 |

Jack was 7 years old when he sat down for his first piano lesson. His feet barely reached the pedals and the 88 ebony and ivory keys before him were intimidating. His mother, Eleanor, was the church organist in Springfield, … Read More

Letters to the Editor

April 1, 2002 |

Forming a Military Conscience I was in ROTC as an undergraduate student here at Xavier during World War II. I was in Patton’s Third Army in Europe and also in the Philippine Islands. I have a Combat Infantry Medal from … Read More

Iron Man

April 1, 2002 |

Dan Casey has had many memorable moments during his athletic career. None, though, compares to the one that occurred when he was just 8 years old.

“My brother and I used to set up the Casey family triathlon,” he says. … Read More

Globe Trotter

April 1, 2002 |

Paul Knitter almost didn’t make it to the conference he was scheduled to attend two years ago. It was in Indonesia, and just before leaving he realized he had a serious passport problem. It’s not that he didn’t own one. … Read More

Full Circle

April 1, 2002 |

In his book Strike Songs of the Depression, Timothy Lynch mentions folk singer Pete Seeger. So it seemed only natural to send the songwriter a copy of the book. Lynch never imagined the response he would receive. “He sent me … Read More

Fortin Moves to Head of Class

April 1, 2002 |

The University’s academic future is in the hands of an historian. In March, the University hired history professor Roger Fortin as its new academic vice president. Fortin stepped into the position as acting vice president last May and will lead … Read More