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Xavier Magazine | January 19, 2019

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Fall 2004

A Good Sport

January 1, 2005 |

Ron Ott was determined to be a sportscaster, and neither the Vietnam War nor a successful career at Cincinnati Bell could stand in his way. For the past 25 years, the 1977 M.B.A. graduate has lived his ambition by volunteering … Read More

A Family Affair

January 1, 2005 |

When parents come for a campus visit, there’s often an expectation of certain unspoken amenities among their students—a couple extra bucks in the wallet, a clean pair of socks, a free dinner somewhere other than the cafeteria. However, there are … Read More

Legends of the Fall

October 2, 2004 |

They’re ghosts now, distant echoes riding the crisp air, forever suspended in the mists of long-lost autumn afternoons. They’re the groans of effort, the crack of helmet on helmet, the ring of cheers, the music of a fight song. They … Read More

College Life (Revisted)

October 2, 2004 |

At 2:00 a.m. I’m squinting through the thick white haze of a smoky joint named Soupie’s looking for my student-host, Constance Fowler. I need her to help me maneuver this under-21 crowd. 

At my advanced age, I’m exhausted and ready … Read More

From Here to Eternity

October 2, 2004 |

On March 1, 1991, James E. Hoff, S.J., walked into his office in the former University Center, and the weight of a university in need fell on his shoulders. It was Day One of his tenure as Xavier’s 33rd Jesuit … Read More

Table Tennis

October 1, 2004 |

The next time you pick up a Ping-Pong paddle on someone’s basement table, remember these three words: spin, speed, accuracy.

That’s what it takes to win, if you’re like Nick Snider. Snider, a 2002 business graduate, advanced from the days … Read More

Save the Date

October 1, 2004 |

Bow your heads on Dec. 5, 2004 as Xavier alumni gather with their chapters around the country for Communion Sunday.

Raise your voices, count your blessings, and while you’re at it, say a little prayer for another successful basketball season.

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Room Numbers

October 1, 2004 |

It’s the kind of problem most campus administrators would like to have: too many students. But the price of success can also pose daunting challenges. With this year’s record class of nearly 900 freshmen—the most in school history—the University was … Read More

Reunion Union

October 1, 2004 |

As the luncheon for Edgecliff College alumni drew to a close during reunion weekend, 1974 graduate Michael Schooner rose, tapped on his glass and asked for everyone’s attention. He had an announcement. He said he was asked by Edgecliff alumni … Read More

Rebuilding Hope in Afghanistan

October 1, 2004 |

On the bumpy, dusty two-and-a-half- hour drive from Salang back to Kabul, Special Forces Capt. Kevin Garfield, a 1998 graduate, put up with deep ruts, narrow roads—and sporadic gunfire. Another man might have retaliated, but Garfield fumed silently, examined the … Read More

Putting a Face on Xavier

October 1, 2004 |

Beth Bowman and her husband, Ted, were all set to help their son, Charlie, with his college search when they realized they had a daunting task in front of them. Not only were they searching for a perfect match to … Read More

Patriotic Pitch

October 1, 2004 |

In a dusty Internet tent constructed on an Army base about 60 miles north of Baghdad and several thousand miles from Cincinnati, Jeff Brown, a 1997 graduate and 1st Lt. in the Kentucky Army National Guard, checks his e-mail. He … Read More

Membership Privileges

October 1, 2004 |

There are a number of benefits to alumni status besides discounted basketball tickets and networking opportunities, one being the chance to take classes without ever having to sweat through a final again. At this year’s reunion weekend, 272 members signed … Read More

Look Mom, No Wires

October 1, 2004 |

Xavier students can now go online without going indoors. This summer, the University installed wireless technology in the academic mall, making that area the fourth wireless computer environment on campus, along with the Gallagher Student Center, the Cohen Center and … Read More

Liberal Artist

October 1, 2004 |

In hindsight, Elizabeth Shortt says, the signs were clear. There was the fateful day a third grade teacher in Nottawa, Canada, took her aside and said, in no uncertain terms, that she must become an artist. Then there was the … Read More