Xavier Magazine

Student Scholars

All that work inside—and outside—the classroom paid off for two students, Anna Robertson and Margaret Weidner.

Weidner, who graduated in 2011, was awarded a Fulbright research fellowship for work she began her senior year as a Brueggeman Fellow. Her research focuses on the global water shortage and if public or private financing is the best path for just distribution. The accounting graduate spent four months in India conducting research, and then returned, passed her CPA exam and got a job with Ernst and Young. She returned to India to study Hindi for two months before starting her job, and is now spending a year conducting more research in India.

Robertson, a junior theology major, was one of just 162 students nationally to be named a Newman Civic Fellow for her commitment to creating lasting change for the betterment of communities. Some of her activities include working with Voices of Solidarity, Contemplatives in Action, Students for Economic Justice, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development and Crayons to Computers

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