THE MONTH IN PHOTOS
jena6 SOLIDARITY IN JENA

Some of the nearly 200 XU students who traveled to Jena, La., to take part in a huge September 20 rally to demand justice for the "Jena 6" students facing criminal charges following racial disputes at their high school, gather near the Lasalle Parish Courthouse.

photo by Irving Johnson III
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JOHN T. SCOTT REMEMBERED

Family members and well-wishers – gathered around the epic John T. Scott kinetic sculpture "Ancestral Legacy" which dominates the Quad fronting the Library Resource Center – sign-language their "love" for the late artisan, alumnus and educator following the final prayer and dove release that climaxed a special memorial service held on campus.

Photo by Irving Johnson III
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50 YEARS AND COUNTING

Dr. Norman C. Francis and First Lady Blanche Francis enjoy the festivities during a special campus reception celebrating the former's longtime service to the University in a variety of administrative positions, including the last 39 as president. Click HERE for more photos.


Photo by Irving Johnson III

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ENDOWMENT

Xavier's endowment and its efforts to recruit and keep quality faculty got a boost when the Louisiana Board of Regents’ Louisiana Education Quality Support Fund awarded the University $680,000 in matching funds for a new endowed chair and seven professorships. On hand with President Norman Francis for the event was Gregory Rattler, Sr., a senior vice-president with J.P Morgan Chase Bank, whose company's gift helped establish the Business Solutions to Urban Problems professorship.

Photo by Irving Johnson III

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FOUNDATION GIFT

Representatives from the Linden Root Dickinson Foundation – (from left) Susan Henkel, John Henkel, Kevin Sanders and Catherine Sanders – take a tour of campus which resulted in the San Diego, California-based Foundation making a $200,000 contribution to the University.

Photo by Irving Johnson III

 

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COP PARTNERS WITH WALMART

Wayne Harris, dean of the College of Pharmacy, announces a partnership between XU and Walmart to reopen the University's disease management clinic that was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. The company will provide space for the clinic at its Harahan ( La.) store until the original site can be repaired, hopefully later this year.

Photo Courtesy The Communications Group

 
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