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Bookmarks: Books by Xavier Alumni

January 1, 2012 |

Somewhere among the core curriculum classes, midterm papers, lab reports and final essays, Xavier alums learned how to write. And at least some take that knowledge and apply it to the world of books. The following are some of the … Read More

A Chip Off Xavier’s Block

January 1, 2012 |

With news breaking that the cereal giant Kellogg is acquiring the Pringles chip brand from Procter & Gamble for a crispy $2.7 billion, it’s worth noting the Xavier links to the iconic snack food—as well as some trivia about the … Read More

The Dark Side of the Debate

January 1, 2012 |

Every idea must confront its critics. Some downsides to wind and solar include:

Hazardous to Health — Workers and bystanders have been injured at land-based wind turbines or by working atop high-rise solar facilities, and some killed either by electrocution … Read More

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- 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

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

Construction: Behind the Scenes

October 1, 2011 |

In the Fall of 2009, Messer presented two options for Xavier to consider. The first was a traditional approach where the designers designed the building fully, we put it out to bid and then built it per those drawings. That … Read More

The Good Fight: Sarah Niemoeller Bears Witness to History

October 1, 2011 |

Sarah Niemoeller’s life bears witness to the turbulent history of the past century. Strike that—not just mere “witness.” The feisty aristocrat and activist has always found herself as a full-fledged participant and combatant.

The nearly 90-year-old baroness—full name: Sibylle Augusta … Read More

Profile: LaVaughn Henry

October 1, 2011 |

The 49-year-old LaVaughn Henry arrived near the end of 2009 to manage the Tristate’s most guarded institution. Along with his 130 Fed employees in Cincinnati, the economist is responsible for safeguarding new bills delivered from the United States Treasury, as … Read More