Kelly Kleier had done well in organic chemistry but by the end of her sophomore year still wasn’t feeling the magical allure of medical school. What, she wondered, would she do with her biology degree after graduation?
On a hot summer day, a fleet of canoes carrying about 50 paddlers glides down the Little Miami River. At first it seems they’re just a bunch of 20-somethings having a fun day on the water. Then a hand reaches out and lifts a slimy old bottle from the stream.
In the low-income neighborhood of Ventanillas on the outskirts of Lima, Peru, a group of Xavier students is busy interacting with—and teaching—a classroom of chatty children. After singing a Spanish version of “London Bridge,” they gather round a table to brainstorm ideas for a storybook. The children create pictures for the book and practice acting their parts, prancing around in bare feet.