Posts By By Michael Shaw

Altered Hall: Classroom Central Gets a 21st-Century Makeover

November 9, 2015 |

Perhaps the most notable characteristic of the new Alter Hall is that it looks like it’s always been here. The graceful lines, harmonic masonry and signature turrets perch gracefully on campus. In comparison, the original Alter, christened “Xavier’s first million-dollar … Read More

A Chili Legend Comes to Campus: Gold Star CEO

November 3, 2015 |

The great, mostly friendly rivalries of Cincinnati are legendary—Eastside-Westside, Muskies-Bearcats, and of course, the one you can eat—Gold Star-Skyline. Talk to Roger David, CEO of Gold Star, about rivalries, and he’d rather tell you about love. Of chili. Read More

Faculty Spotlight: Jonathan Gibson, Associate Professor, Art

November 3, 2015 |

Historically, Cincinnati’s artistic temperament usually hovers between a fetching bit of Rookwood pottery and a Charlie Harper print. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Read More

Getting a Big Break

April 16, 2015 |

Students gain more than they give on Alternative Breaks trips

To the “Where the Boys Are” generation, the words Anheuser Busch might first come to mind when associating spring break with the letters A and B. But since 2001, Alternative … Read More

Karaoke: The Singing Judge

April 15, 2015 |

Karaoke. Just the word might conjure up cringes and a flashback to a long-ago public performance at a bar that shall remain nameless. Or, like Joe Brinkman, you could choose to embrace those electronically enhanced moments of musical magic, … Read More

Estate Sales Meet the Internet: Everything but the House

April 15, 2015 |

A typical estate-sale experience is: up at 6:00 a.m., arrive on time to find the early birds have already scooped up the best items, leaving only picked-over boxes of tired tablewear and random bric-a-brac. Andy Nielsen, MBA 2013, is changing … Read More

Alumni Profile: Justice for All

April 14, 2015 |

Megan Connolly Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice, 2009 Attorney, Lowe Eklund Wakefield Cleveland, Ohio

Uncommon Lawyer | Meghan Connolly loves to fight for the underdog—even when it’s herself. Imagine entering law school in 2009, when … Read More

Buried Treasures

September 17, 2014 |

Xavier, like most universities, has its fair share of fine art. Statuary graces spaces and places indoors and out. Paintings large, small, old and new adorn the walls of most buildings and halls. But buried behind and below the common … Read More

A New Post

September 17, 2014 |

When the Pope speaks, people listen. So in June 2013, when meeting with the writers of the Jesuit journal La Civilta Cattolica at the Vatican, the Pontiff said, “Your proper place is on the frontiers. This is the place of … Read More

A Classic Change: Moving the Music Series in a New Direction

September 17, 2014 |

Almost from birth, Polina Bespalko’s life has been filled with music. Records of the great classicists spun endlessly in her Russian home. Her first piano lessons began before she was old enough to count all 88 keys. “My mother was … Read More

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