Winter 2008

Forever Farm

January 1, 2008 |

Driving down the lane of Marie Holscher’s farm is like traveling back 100 years. Tall, elegant trees line both sides of the straight dirt road that ends in a peaceful glen of open lawns, a creek and even a pond … Read More

The Survivor

January 1, 2008 |

Vince Hopkins wears a red bracelet on his right wrist. It peeks out occasionally from under the cuff of his shirt, without being too conspicuous. From the Southern Ohio Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the bracelet reads “Relentless,” … Read More

The Singing Chef

January 1, 2008 |

Tom Merrill is chair of the department of music and director for choral activities. In addition to his musical pursuits, he’s a gourmet chef and wine aficionado who has worked in a number of restaurants—including a five-star—as both a prep … Read More

Dueling Entrepreneurs

January 1, 2008 |

Logan and Christie Wallace moved to San Francisco in 2004 to pursue new career opportunities, but what they found was a reason to return to Cincinnati. When they first settled in California, Christie took a job at a consignment clothing … Read More

Dead Tongues Speaking

January 1, 2008 |

John Gruber-Miller just wanted to bring classical languages to life in the 21st century—and keep his students engaged. Is that really too much to ask?

In some ways, it was. The books he was using were boring, and that made … Read More

The Science of Dorms

January 1, 2008 |

A funny thing happened on the way to the dorm room the other night. A group of students got together and studied. About science. Imagine.


It’s been happening a lot this year in Kuhlman Hall, particularly on a special … Read More

Crew Mates

January 1, 2008 |

Midmorning on a sunny July Saturday, 16 rowers—along with a few of their spouses and a dog—made their way to Harsha Lake in Cincinnati’s East Fork State Park for the inaugural Alumni Row.

“Two years ago we began a newsletter … Read More

Campus Visitor

January 1, 2008 |

Amid much controversy and a counter-rally, best-selling author and politically conservative speaker Ann Coulter spoke on campus in September, spending 30 minutes addressing contemporary issues and ending with a brief question-and-answer session.

The event was organized, hosted and funded by … Read More

Aging with Optimism

January 1, 2008 |

Albert Parton wants to make the world a little better for the elders in our society. That’s the short explanation for why the 1962 and 1966 graduate came out of retirement to become administrator of the Cridersville Health Care Center. … Read More

The Quick Study

January 1, 2008 |

Give Phil Taylor an accident, and he just might build a career out of it. Members of the University community know Taylor as Xavier’s manager of computer inventory and assets, or simply “the Mac guru.” His music-playing buddies, on the … Read More