Summer 2006

Breaking the Mold

July 1, 2006 |

Jon Gromek spent his spring break in Mexico like many college students. He sampled home-cooked Mexican food, played games with new friends, spent a lot of time in the sun. But this was no vacation. While many of his peers … Read More

Xavier’s New Groove

July 1, 2006 |

Assistant music professor Tom Merrill and English chair Tyrone Williams were presented with a challenge as part of this year’s 175th anniversary celebration: rewrite Xavier’s 70-year-old alma mater.

If you don’t remember the old one, that’s OK. You’re not alone. … Read More

Xavier Faces

July 1, 2006 |

Jim Ray RECREATIONAL SPORTS As director for recreational sports, Ray is responsible for managing Xavier’s athletic facilities, except for the Cintas Center, and intramurals, club sports and summer sports activities. Ray is a Xavier graduate who was on the football … Read More

Understanding

July 1, 2006 |

As I stood among the crowd at Father Hoff’s burial, nothing made sense. The summer sky was a brilliant blue. The hot, humid air hung like a blanket, holding within it the sweet scent of the 70-foot-tall sentinel spruce that … Read More

Too Infinity… and Beyond

July 1, 2006 |

Blindfolded, Maria-Victoria Caro-Asensio gripped the hand of the person in front of her as she navigated through Germany’s Black Forest. She could only trust that the leader of the 10-person chain—the only one not visually impaired—was leading them in the … Read More

The Art of Living

July 1, 2006 |

My freshman year of college, I was walking down the main street that served as a connector/demilitarized zone between the campus and the city where it was located when I was stopped by a homeless person. By that point in … Read More

The Art of Business

July 1, 2006 |

Lisa England Schuster intended to work with artists, not become one. But along the way, the 1987 M.B.A. graduate deviated from the business plan she developed while a student at Xavier. And last November, she opened Schuster Art Gallery and … Read More

Take Two

July 1, 2006 |

Take Two | Of the 28 students from the Gulf Coast who attended Xavier during the fall semester after Hurricane Katrina ravaged their schools, four decided to stay at Xavier instead of returning south. Karan Motiani, who was featured in the … Read More

Supporting Children

July 1, 2006 |

Cyndi Brown knows how to survive. She once escaped an abusive marriage by packing up her two daughters while her husband was at work and sneaking away before he got home. She raised her kids by herself, bouncing among low-paying … Read More

Shared Vision

July 1, 2006 |

Inspired by his father’s photography hobby, Scott de Fasselle snapped a couple of photographs while on a family vacation to Rocky Mountain National Park in 1997. Before he knew it, photography became his passion—and, as a result, his concentration while … Read More

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