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Xavier Magazine | November 28, 2014

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Fall 2012

World Choir Games Friendship Concert

October 1, 2013 |

The World Choir Games were held in Cincinnati this summer, bringing 15,000 people from 64 countries to the region. Nearly 1,000 of the participants stayed in Xavier’s residence halls during the 11-day event. Among those competing in the Games: Xavier’s … Read More

Dream Analysis

October 2, 2012 |

With 2012 being a presidential election year, get ready to hear plenty of rhetoric about the mythical, oft-mentioned American Dream.

At some point, the incumbent will tell you he’s busy trying to restore it and make it more accessible to … Read More

The Intersection

October 2, 2012 |

The Friends

The day of Nov. 1, 2002, may have ended without bloodshed in New Albany, Ind., if the mail had come to Cynthia Bogard’s house at the usual time. It typically arrives between 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., but it ran … Read More

Xavier Football: The Next Generation

October 1, 2012 |

For Ben Ballard, the football field has always been the scene of both great triumph and great tragedy.

 

One of the worst days of Ballard’s life, for instance, was Sept. 25, 1971, when he and his Xavier football teammates … Read More

Xavier Football: Did You Know?

October 1, 2012 |

The next time you’re in Columbus, go to The Varsity, the epicenter of Ohio State idolatry. Belly up to the bar and make this simple wager: “Name the team that Woody Hayes played at least twice and never beat.”

First … Read More

Xavier Football: Why Was the Program Dropped

October 1, 2012 |

Many, if not most, Jesuit universities played Division I football at some point during the early to mid-20th Century. And they were good. Marquette played Texas Christian University in the first Cotton Bowl. Fordham, which may be best remembered for … Read More

Xavier Football: The Silver Years

October 1, 2012 |

If Ed Kluska’s 1949 to 1951 teams represented the “golden age” of Xavier football, Ed Biles’ teams of 1962 to 1968 represent its “silver age.”

Biles had a solid 6-4 first season highlighted by two of the greatest season-ending, back-to-back … Read More

Xavier Football: The Three Musketeers

October 1, 2012 |

Fordham had its “Seven Blocks of Granite.” Notre Dame had its “Four Horsemen.” In the 1950s, Xavier had the “Three Musketeers” of Mike Conaton, Jim Brockhoff and Steve Junker.

Their battles on the gridiron prepared them well for later life. … Read More

Negative to Positive: An Encounter with Pope John XXIII By John W. Poynton

October 1, 2012 |

I arose early on March 19, 1963, and downed a quick cup of cappuccino and breakfast roll in anticipation of attending the Beatification of Luigi Maria Palazzolo later that afternoon at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. But first I had … Read More

Turning Out Interns

October 1, 2012 |

Shortly after exams were over in May, three students packed their bags for an eight-week getaway. But this was no vacation.

The students were part of Xavier’s first statehouse internship program at the state capital in Columbus, Ohio, that put … Read More

Taking the Pulse of the American Dream

October 1, 2012 |

Here’s a challenge. How do you document a subject of national importance that people see all over the news, but rarely ever think about?

It’s a question Kat Ryder and her student interns are answering with the Permanent American Dream … Read More

Where Are They Now?

October 1, 2012 |

Next year marks the 40th anniversary of the end of Xavier football.

It was a turning point in the history of the University. Agree with it or not, one thing can’t be argued: Xavier produced some quality players—and people. We … Read More

Granted

October 1, 2012 |

In June, Xavier was named one of 15 schools nationally awarded a $100,000 grant from the American Council on Education and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for its innovative work in faculty retirement.

The selected institutions are working together to … Read More

Enhancing Jobs with a Black Belt

October 1, 2012 |

The Department of Management and Entrepreneurship in the Williams College of Business is taking a page out of the popular Six Sigma business development method by creating a similar black belt program, but this one is geared specifically for entrepreneurship. … Read More

Bracken Books

October 1, 2012 |

It was a busy summer for longtime Xavier Jesuit Joseph Bracken, S.J. The professor emeritus of theology, who began teaching at Xavier in 1982, published his 10th book, Does God Roll Dice? Divine Providence for a World in the Making, … Read More

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