Winter 2004

Double Jointed

January 1, 2004 |

One of Xavier’s newest employees is doing double duty as both a psychology professor and as a director at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. Cathy McDaniels Wilson accepted the joint appointment because of the unique challenge it offers her … Read More

Coming Home

January 1, 2004 |

Rose Marie Wetterau has a unique perspective on Xavier. In fact, she has many of them: as a 1982 graduating senior, as a member of the first psychology doctorate class of 2001, as an adjunct professor, as a parent of … Read More

Long-Term Goal

January 1, 2004 |

On Thursday nights, a group of African-American men and women stands in a circle in the computer lab at the Cohen Center. With hands clasped and heads bowed, they listen as Leon Render prays, asking God to grant them the … Read More

When Pigs Fly

January 1, 2004 |

Jerry Hoffman turns 74 years old this winter, but he still can give anyone a run for their money. Literally. For 27 years, Hoffman has run daily, competing in short races and even a half-marathon. But after he decided to … Read More

The Main Event

January 1, 2004 |

Xavier rolled out the red carpet for hundreds of alumni in November for the 2003 homecoming celebration. The weekend’s theme was “Hooray for Hollywood,” and the alumni were the stars. Events included all the usual suspects—Friday evening’s athletic hall of … Read More

Take Two

January 1, 2004 |

On March 6, less than a year after graduating, 2nd Lt. Joanna Brown—the ROTC student whose picture graced the cover of the Spring 2002 edition of Xavier magazine—landed in Iraq. Everything went well until Aug. 30, when Iraqi militants attacked … Read More

Song of India

January 1, 2004 |

Jeff Hutchinson first heard the call of India when studying world religions in high school. It grew stronger during his years at the University, particularly when the 1998 graduate listened to theology professor Paul Knitter recount his own personal and … Read More

Shaping a Vision

January 1, 2004 |

I remember my first Literary Illness class, a curiously named component of Xavier’s graduate program in English. What immediately caught—and apparently too long held—my attention that evening was not so much the course’s content, but the physical state of my … Read More

Sculpting a Way of Life

January 1, 2004 |

Echoing from the perimeter of the gloomy, old structure with tinted windows, the sounds of hammering and drilling are all too familiar. The polished smoke stacks hint at the progress inside, where the hardened workers begin their daily routine. Cringing … Read More

Planting Flowers

January 1, 2004 |

Most days, Ruth Graf’s house is full of dogs. Big dogs. Little dogs. Black dogs. Brown dogs. Dogs with wiry hair. Dogs with smooth hair. Dogs. They roam the backyard and make her Ledgewood Avenue house easy to spot. About … Read More

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