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Archive for January 2013

31
Jan
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Xavier Life: Archive Dive

You can find some pretty neat things by browsing through archived issues of the Xavier Newswire. We gave our intrepid student a pith helmet and shovel and instructed him to start digging into the faded yellow pages of yesteryear. Here’s what life at Xavier was like back in the day:

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25
Jan
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This Week(end) at Xavier

This past week has been a pretty quiet one at Xavier. And by quiet we mean chilly. And by chilly we mean record-breaking, single-digit, freeze-my-butt-off temperatures. So maybe you’re looking for something a little warmer this weekend. Unfortunately, we here at Xavier don’t have the ability to turn snow into sand, but we do have a few things planned to set your weekend on fire. Ready, set, ignite.
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25
Jan
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Olympus whistleblower visits Xavier

Michael Woodford starts his extraordinary story in October 2010 when he was invited by his company’s president to Tokyo for a meeting on the 15th floor. He’d been at Olympus Corp. for nearly 30 years and had worked his way up the ranks of the camera equipment and medical device company into upper-level management. Woodford, who is British, was known for his micro-management style, so he never expected to hear the words, “I would like you to be our next president.”

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24
Jan
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Editor’s Notebook

In working to help put together all of the admissions materials, it becomes apparent that Xavier—in some subtle but evident ways—helps self-select its students. That is, we make it apparent that these are our values and beliefs, and if they don’t line up with what you, as a prospective student, are looking for, then perhaps Xavier isn’t your best choice. And that’s OK.

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24
Jan
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Editor’s Notebook

For a number of years, I had a Xavier basketball sitting on the bookshelf in my office. It was light blue with the old sports logo—the one where the Musketeer is decked out in knee-high boots and feathered hat, and is dribbling a basketball as its cape blows in the wind.

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18
Jan
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Bookmarks

Somewhere among the core curriculum classes, midterm papers, lab reports and final essays, Xavier alums learned how to write. And at least some take that knowledge and apply it to the world of books. The following are some of the samples of recent books published by Xavier alumni:

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18
Jan
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On call: Serving the Red Cross

Five days after Hurricane Sandy slammed ashore along the New Jersey and New York coastlines, Fred Sansone got a phone call from the American Red Cross. Sansone, who is director of gift and estate planning, is a regular volunteer for the disaster agency. It’s his way of giving back to the community, the same way that he asks donors to give back to Xavier.

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17
Jan
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This Week at Xavier

OK, so Xavier isn’t New York—the city that never sleeps. Xavier sleeps. Sometimes. And usually just for a little while. But mostly the campus is awake and alive and active with plenty to options to keep students and alumni busy. So the question becomes what to do—or what NOT to do. Xavier magazine understands the challenge, so we created “This Week at Xavier,” a collection of must-do activities.

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16
Jan
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Editor’s Notebook

There’s a photo hanging in our office, just outside my door. It’s the cover of a Xavier magazine, actually, although not one that ever saw the printing press. It’s a mock-up those of us in the office created to give to one of our former writers, Jacob Baynham, on the day he left Xavier to move back to Montana. In the photo, Jacob is sitting on a yak. His size 12 shoes are squeezed into tiny stirrups dangling from a tiny saddle. He’s holding on to a single rope, which is attached to a ring in the yak’s nose.

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16
Jan
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Bookmarks

Somewhere among the core curriculum classes, midterm papers, lab reports and final essays, Xavier alums learned how to write. And at least some take that knowledge and apply it to the world of books. The following are some of the samples of recent books published by Xavier alumni:

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