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Xavier Magazine | July 20, 2017

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Where are They Now?

January 2, 2011 |

Jack Thobe, 1962

The first time Jack Thobe ever flew on a plane, he was 18 years old. It was 1958, and Xavier was in the National Invitation Tournament in New York. Thobe sat in the stands at Madison … Read More

The Man Who Brought Down the Mob

January 2, 2011 |

It was midnight when Marcello called. Vincent Presutti was asleep in a New Orleans hotel room, with a gun in a bag by his bed. Joe Marcello, the underboss for the Marcello family, America’s oldest crime … Read More

The Many Faces of Vince Presutti

January 2, 2011 |

In his professional life, Vincent Presutti has been Anthony Piccone and Vincenzo Pascione. He’s been a money launderer, an international drug runner, contract killer, car thief, organized crime associate, arsonist, extortionist and arms dealer. He’s been all of these, and he’s … Read More

Vince Presuitt and the Barry Seal killers

January 2, 2011 |

When Vincent Presutti was a student at Xavier, he took a class from psychology professor Earl Kronenberger, who used to teach about intuition—or as he called it, “the little professor.” The young Presutti took the lesson to heart, and listening … Read More

Vince Presutti and Juan Jose Zuniga

January 2, 2011 |

Many of the cases Vince Presutti worked during his 25 years as an FBI agent involved split-second decisions. One such decision, which would determine the fate of an 11-month old baby, had to be made in the time it took to … Read More

The Revelation

October 2, 2010 |

There’s something about Mary. The Mother of Jesus has had a profound impact on countless people over the last 2,000 years. Cathedrals were built in her name. Religious orders were created to honor her. Many have and continue to pray to … Read More

Signature Moment

October 2, 2010 |

Slipping his lanky frame into the driver’s seat of a beat-up Army Jeep, Paul O’Connor takes hold of the wheel and glances around for his two companions. They’re squeezing in where they can among packed supplies of candy, clothing, food … Read More

Linneman’s Prayer

October 2, 2010 |

(Editors note: Thomas Linneman passed away May 11, 2010. He was 87. He talked to Xavier magazine about this story prior to his death.)

The longest 208 days of Pfc. Thomas Linneman’s life began at dusk on Oct. 4, 1944, … Read More

Quad Angles

October 2, 2010 |

View photos of Xavier’s new James E. Hoff, S.J., Academic Quad, which opened in August 2010.

Also, in June, the blog “Building Cincinnati” put together a story and 47-picture photo gallery of the exterior Xavier’s newest buildings—Smith Hall, Conaton Learning Commons, the Central Utility … Read More

Letters from Fr. O’Connor

October 1, 2010 |

• Read about O’Connor’s exhausting weekend in the summer of 1944 dodging ships in Chesapeake Bay, chased by a hurricane, to hear confessions and say Mass for hours on end in a pitching sea.

• O’Connor describes boarding the Big ’Mo in August … Read More

What I Learned

October 2, 2009 |

What a difference four years can make. How much can you grow in that time? How much can you learn? How much does your worldview change? Last May, representatives of the Class of 2009 participated in a forum in which … Read More

The Reluctant Servant

October 2, 2009 |

The voice on the phone speaks easily and laughs often. John P. Foley, S.J., may be several lifetimes removed from his youthful days at Xavier, yet, from the tone of his voice, it’s hard to imagine the 1958 graduate ever sounded … Read More

Global Reach

July 2, 2009 |

James Buchanan has vivid memories of the first time the F.B.I. came calling. It was five years ago, shortly after the U.S. State Department began sending representatives from the Muslim world for visits to Xavier’s Edward B. Brueggeman Center for … Read More

Message of Hope

July 2, 2009 |

Rabbi Abie Ingber can’t hide his discomfort. It’s a breezy, overcast Friday afternoon, and Ingber pauses outside the Gallagher Student Center’s lower level. In several days, he leaves for a humanitarian visit to the refugee camps in the African nation … Read More

Mack Attack

July 2, 2009 |

The more things change, the more, it seems, they stay the same.

In May, men’s basketball coach Sean Miller announced he was leaving to take the head coaching job at the University of Arizona, leaving Xavier to search for its … Read More

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