Letters to the Editor
There is a major error in the Fr. John Foley article of the fall 2009 edition. Page 25 states, "Each (Cristo Rey) student would work one day a month." It should say "one day a week."
Regarding the article about the Weekend Degree Program ("Wild Weekends" Fall 2009) that gives credit to the Duquesne University program as a model, I think it does a disservice to overlook the history and legacy of previous Xavier weekend programs that were successfully initiated by pioneer faculty and administrators many years ago. When I joined the faculty in the late 1960s, a large Saturday MBA program was already well established by COBA [College of Business Administration] Dean Thomas Hailstones and Associate Dean Kaney Hayes. The number of Xavier MBA students at that time exceeded 1,000, including 140 who would carpool every Saturday morning from Franklin County. I served on the Xavier marketing faculty from 1967-1974.
Wright State University
State of Correction
On page 7 of the Fall 2009 edition of Xavier, in an article regarding prayers collected to be placed in the Western Wall, one of the collection points for these prayers was identified as “Rapid City, Iowa.” Father Graham is from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and I (a native Cincinnatian) have lived here for 44 years. I can assure you, there is no Rapid City, Iowa, but there is a Rapid City, South Dakota. I graduated with a BS in English from XU in 1954 (in those days ABs were reserved for schools who were proficient in Latin and Greek). I enjoy receiving your publication, though the “In Memory” coda to Class Notes is the one section that is most meaningful to me these days. God bless you and all your work.
Justin G. Huber
Cedar Rapids, Iowa