Professor Profile: Bryan Norton, S.J.

By: Taylor Fulkerson ~Managing Editor~ Managing Editor Taylor Fulkerson sat down with Jesuit Scholastic. Bryan Norton, S.J. to talk about coming to Xavier, teaching and how he began studying classics. Xavier Newswire: How did you get into classics? Bryan Norton, S.J.: The Jesuits got me into classics. I’m from Cleveland, Ohio. I graduated from the Jesuit high school there, St. Ignatius, in 2003 and received a really solid foundation in the classics there. I took four years of Latin and three years of Greek. And there were so many of us who did that. There is a real thriving classical … Continue reading Professor Profile: Bryan Norton, S.J.

Examining Jesuit values at Xavier: A true commitment or a convenient catchphrase?

  Look around you — while first-year students are welcoming the sights and sounds of their new home and upperclassmen are hugging their returning class­mates, it’s time we stop to reflect on Xavier University as the very unique entity that it is. As you walk through campus for your first or your 101st time, you won’t see a row of Greek houses; there is no colossal football stadium full of scream­ing fans with painted bodies; and one might notice the absence of an echoing lecture hall with 500 emp­ty seats. For reasons like these, one might think that Xavier University … Continue reading Examining Jesuit values at Xavier: A true commitment or a convenient catchphrase?

An adventure in being Alice

By: Sabrina Brown College is a funny thing. Honestly, on the surface, it makes little to no sense. We’re sent off into the “real world” for the first time, given freedom, mounds of schoolwork and a copious number of distractions, and then we’re told to “find ourselves.” Sounds easy, right? Well, yes and no. Over the next few weeks, you’ll hear countless people tell you this is the beginning of the rest of your life, that you’re embarking on some great, profound journey. The truth is that you are. Not profound, so much, but a journey nonetheless. You aren’t Bilbo … Continue reading An adventure in being Alice