The Buzz About Xavier
“The way I describe it is we’re attempting to take the temperature of the nation at any one time. I look at it as a national well-being index."
—Greg Smith, assistant professor of management information systems, in the Cincinnati Business Courier on the creation of the American Dream Index
“Based on their own responses, women are doing better relative to the previous generation. They feel they have better jobs, better homes and higher social status.”
—Smith on CNNMoney.com on the Index’s finding that young women feel they are better off than their parents
“It is clearly a vision that works against any strong notion of unregulated markets [and speaks of a different relationship between politics and economics than is often the reality.]”
—John Sniegocki, associate professor of Christian ethics, in the National Catholic Reporter, on the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace’s note urging reform of the international financial and monetary systems
[I’m] concerned about what students will experience once they leave Xavier and believe that the real world should drive the student information technology experiences.
—David Dodd, CIO, in Fast Company on 21st century learning
"If somebody is paying me a flat $4,000 a day, I'm going to deliver some pretty dramatic recommendations.”
—Paul Fiorelli, co-director of the Cintas Institute for Business Ethics, in the Las Vegas Review Journal, on a lawsuit between a Vegas resort and consultant
“There is no animal out there from that sanctuary that even world-class sprinters could outrun. Bears can get up over 30 mph. Cheetahs can get up to 60 mph. If you take off running, you instigate that chase instinct in them because they are predators.”
—Leon Chartrand, visiting professor of theology and former wildlife officer for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, in the Associated Press on the animals that were set loose from the exotic-animal park in Ohio
“We are doubly fortunate. Xavier has both exceptional basketball and a lifestyle that is not short of blessing. The people of Guatemala have so little and though I doubt we will ever recruit a Guatemalan player, I do know that our medical mission brings great blessing in Xavier's name to the impoverished community.”
—Rabbi Abie Ingber, founding director of the Office of Interfaith Community Engagement, on WXIX-TV regarding a medical mission trip he led Guatemala
“We knew that the more materialistic an adolescent was, the less happy they'd be; like anything compulsive, from overeating to binge drinking, you're reacting to negative feelings with mindless ritual.”
—Chris Manolis, professor of marketing, in the Ottawa Citizen on his study that found that among adolescents, materialism and compulsive purchasing are the result of an over-abundance of having nothing to do
“Bullying really affects you on a psychological level. You can become more depressed. You can become more anxious, and that can lead you to having negative thoughts about yourself. Suicide isn't really about death. It's about escape. These kids don't have that ability to escape because of all the different media that kids use to bully."
— Butch Losey clinical coordinator in the Department of Counseling and author of Bullying, Suicide and Homicide, on WCPO-TV on the impact of bullying
“BP has given exceptional ethics briefings to my undergraduate and graduate students pre-, during, and post-Gulf oil spill. Since the spill, my students have come into the meeting expecting to dislike BP, but they have walked away with a different impression of the company.”
—Paul Fiorelli, professor of legal studies, in Compliance & Ethics Professional magazine