"We know the bottleneck on the upper limits of the university now is dorm space. What's in front of us is a kind of growth era for the University. To be able to pull that off in this kind of environment is quite remarkable."
University President Michael J. Graham, S.J., in the Cincinnati Enquirer on Xavier’s growth
“Know your counterpart thoroughly by checking its reputation with the U.S. State Department. Travel to the potential partner’s home base, and see for yourself the quality of its operations.”
Ali Malekzadeh, dean of the Williams College of Business, in the Cincinnati Business Courier on the challenges of conducting international business
"It's a way to break through the clutter. You can get in someone's face and say what you want to say."
Chris Manolis, professor of marketing, in the Cincinnati Enquirer on the return of door-to-door sales
“Nothing in the encyclical is very surprising, but it is nonetheless very valuable. Benedict mostly reaffirms central themes of Catholic social teaching and applies them to new conditions. One particularly important suggestion — and one which will also likely be most controversial — is his call for the strengthening of a global authority such as the United Nations, providing it with enhanced powers to effectively regulate the global economy on behalf of the common good. While Benedict affirms an important role for markets, he stresses that they must be well-regulated. He sees a role for both national governments and international bodies in such regulation. He also stresses the central role of the state in ensuring the ‘redistribution’ of wealth in a more just manner, a point reiterated several times throughout the encyclical. This is a strong challenge to versions of free-market capitalism that seek to diminish the role of the state. The main importance of this encyclical is that it adds another important voice to the calls for fundamental reforms in the global economy and for changes in personal lifestyles to foster greater justice and ecological sustainability. It will provide encouragement to Catholics (and others) who are actively addressing these issues. It is these grassroots movements, rather than the document itself, that can help to bring about transformations, but the document nonetheless provides important guidance and insights that can aid in this process of change.”
John Sniegocki, associate professor of Christian ethics, in the Catholic Telegraph on Pope Benedict’s encyclical on Charity in Truth
“Think collectively about what we like about regionalism and how to reframe the conversation so it makes more sense to us in our everyday lives. This eventually gets us to a definition of the regions we actually live in, and how we can work together to make our little parts of the world, our clusters of communities and neighborhoods, work better for all of us.”
Liz Blume, director of the Community Building Institute, in a guest column in Soapboxmedia.com
“Oh, he got dunked on big time. It was nasty.”
Reggie Bullock, who’s committed to attend the University of North Carolina and was part of the Lebron James basketball camp, on Kinston.com about Jordan Crawford’s dunk
“James should have just let it go, and we wouldn't even be talking about it now. It’s like Watergate with President Richard Nixon’s which, ironically, involved tape too. It is much too early to know what the fallout on James’ career will be, but if he doesn’t get a ring this coming season, of 2010, then at least we are warned that he probably won’t want taped evidence of how that goes down either.”
CBS Sports college basketball reporter Gary Parrish quoted in Examiner.com on Jordan Crawford’s dunk on Lebron James
“One of the things he’s saying is that the global economy is escaping the power of individual states to regulate it.”
John Sniegocki, a professor of Christian ethics, in the New York Times