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A Slow Karter Goes Full Throttle

September 16, 2014 |

Full disclosure: I like racing. But going fast in a car? Not so much. My 14-year-old son calls me Mr. Slow. So the day he came home with the fastest lap from a birthday party held at a go-kart track, the challenge … Read More

Human Trafficking: 21st Century Slavery

September 16, 2014 |

Harold and Dancy D’Souza arrived from India in 2003 excited about the future in America for them and their two boys. But their dreams were soon dashed when they realized the family friend—a man they called “uncle” who promised a … Read More

Educating Youth…and All That Jazz

September 16, 2014 |

Kathy Wade is a jazz icon. For proof, you need look no further than the logo created for the Crown Jewels of Jazz Festival. The highly stylized chanteuse bears a striking resemblance to her. “Everyone tells me that, but only … Read More

Girl Geeks: Computing Education

September 16, 2014 |

A funny thing happened to Jill Pala on her way to becoming a high school math teacher. She found out she was a computer geek. And she liked it. A lot. Better than math. “I had no idea what it … Read More

A Career of Amusement: Life on the Merry-go-round

September 16, 2014 |

Back in the day, most kids wanted to be president when they grew up. Or run away to join the circus. Vic Nolting managed to do both. Sort of. The 1970 business grad grew up to become president of Coney … Read More

Behind the Alter Hall Renovation

September 15, 2014 |

Dedicated in December 1960, Alter Hall was Xavier’s class of the classroom.

It was called “the million dollar building” because it featured air-conditioning, a 300-seat lecture hall and 33 classrooms.

Now, rising from the … Read More

Urban Farming: Taking Root

September 15, 2014 |

It’s a chilly morning in early May. Amy Matthews pulls a knit cap over her auburn hair as she moves among the rows of fruits and vegetables on South Circle Farm. The strawberries are blooming and the kale is coming … Read More

Touched by an Angel Island

September 15, 2014 |

In the late 1970s, all the buildings that remained on Angel Island were going to be demolished because they were in such disrepair. Then a park ranger wandered inside one of teetering wooden structures and made an amazing discovery—poetry on … Read More

Changing the World by Design

September 15, 2014 |

Kate Hanisian was in her office the first time a goat walked in. The same with the chicken. They just meandered in off the street. It definitely wasn’t typical, but then again nothing in her life at that particular moment … Read More

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