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Xavier Magazine | December 17, 2018

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Winter 2003

Education of a Republican

January 2, 2003 |

A royal blue Lincoln Continental swings into the Smart Papers parking lot in Hamilton, Ohio, on a warm, sticky September morning. The passenger door opens and John Boehner steps out. He’s all business—hair in place, crisp white shirt, sky-blue striped … Read More

The Event of the Century

January 2, 2003 |

“My favorite story about Pope John XXIII,” says Robert Kaiser, “is when he ran into a group of protestants. He was this real jovial person and he told them they must get together sometime. They said, ‘We can’t get together.’ … Read More

Step in Time

January 2, 2003 |

Within the University’s department of music, six one-credit-hour dance classes teach students the basics of dance and movement, and the fundamentals and techniques of ballet. Meeting in a mirrored room on the second floor of the recently renovated Edgecliff Hall, … Read More

Primal Research

January 2, 2003 |

After traveling 300 days out of every year to speak to audiences around the world, renowned scientist Jane Goodall has perfected her greeting.


That, she tells the crowd of 3,000 who gathered at the Cintas Center on Oct. 9, … Read More

Out of Africa

January 2, 2003 |

Assistant basketball coach John Groce was just making idle conversation when he asked Romain Sato how his summer league game went.

“Honestly,” Sato said, “I don’t think there’s anyone in the country who can stop me from getting my shot … Read More

A New Concentration

January 2, 2003 |

Rabbi Abie Ingber sits quietly, his hands under his chin, contemplating how to explain his experience. The board member of Xavier’s Brueggeman center for interreligious dialogue and Hillel rabbi for the University’s Jewish students was part of a 10-person congregation … Read More

Profile: Thomas Dierker

January 1, 2003 |

Bachelor of Science in Business, 1990 | Executive director, Matthew Kelly Foundation in Cincinnati; Wife, Ann Marie, is a 1999 M.Ed. graduate

Road Untaken | He took a pre-law concentration but never pursued law school. Instead, he worked for seven years … Read More

Profile: John J. Curro

January 1, 2003 |

Bachelor of Science in physics, 1976; Master’s and Ph.D in materials science/polymers, University of Cincinnati, 1982 | Joined Procter & Gamble in Cincinnati in 1982; Became the 25th member of P&G’s Victor Mills Society in 1998 for innovations resulting in … Read More

Profile: Jeanne Hamilton

January 1, 2003 |

Bachelor of Arts in political science, 1988; law degree, Indiana University, 1991 | Became the first female judge on County Superior Court No. 2, Hancock County, Ind., in 2001.

Getting Benched | “When I was 14 years old, I took a … Read More

Profile: Daniel C. Tjo

January 1, 2003 |

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, 1996 | Assistant vice president, Fifth Third Bancorp, Cincinnati.

Quick Climb | After only three years with the bank, Tjo (pronounced Cho) was promoted to assistant vice president. Now 28, he’s responsible for securing the … Read More

The Name Game

January 1, 2003 |

Two years ago, when William Grote III made a pledge toward the construction cost of the clock tower lounge in the new Gallagher Student Center, he earned the right to name it. Rather than naming it after himself, as many … Read More

Recalling Ryan

January 1, 2003 |

Ryan’s Pub in the new Gallagher Student Center serves up memories alongside its meals. Stephen G. Ryan of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Charles P. Gallagher, a Toledo native and Denver businessman, were roommates, best friends and graduates of the Class … Read More


January 1, 2003 |

The University received two grants aimed at creating opportunities in math and science.

The National Science Foundation gave a $99,970 grant for retaining and increasing the number of math and science majors.

Also, the Ashland Foundation gave a $70,000 grant … Read More

Annual Fund

January 1, 2003 |

For 50 years, the University has had an annual giving fund, although a lot has changed in those five decades. Compared to the single program of 50 years ago, today’s annual fund is a complex mix of programs.

But, says … Read More

Setting the Pacer

January 1, 2003 |

Like most universities, some of Xavier’s best salespeople are its alumni. Take Brian Grant, for example. The 1994 graduate and National Basketball Association member talks so much about Xavier that Indiana Pacers forward Jermaine O’Neal knew all about the University … Read More