Updates for Creighton alumni in the know
Streams come true. Eventually.
With the St. John’s Fountain and Plaza in the progress of a beautiful new update, we set out to explore the history of the fountain and Eternal Flame sculpture. Along the way, we learned about Creighton’s original plans for the Mall (did you know about the ice-skating rink slated to go in front of Gallagher Hall?) and met a nude sculpture named Suscipe, the fountain’s controversial first resident, later doomed to wander from spot to spot on campus. Read more.
6 more Creighton love stories
We heard you love Creighton love stories, so we dropped another batch of them. Read on for tales of a fateful Kiewit Hall fire alarm, a semester of romantic gestures and a marriage proposal popped right next to a Swanson Hall dumpster. Read more.
The bomb, the boss, the Jesuit
For all our Weird Creighton History heads out there, here’s the sometimes beyond-belief story of the Creighton Jesuit astronomer who, using a shadow on a photograph, helped an attorney (and Creighton parent) exonerate a man charged with trying to murder an Omaha crime boss with a bomb. The astronomer — Fr. William Rigge, SJ — was one of the first expert witnesses in an American criminal trial, bringing overnight worldwide fame to Creighton. Read more.
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