Posts By By Skip Tate

X Logo Doen’t Always Mark the Spot

October 1, 2001 |

Some people live and die with their alma mater’s sports team, but is taking the latter part a little too literally. The Georgia firm recently began selling caskets painted in team colors and decorated with the school’s logo.

Diehard … Read More

Valued Visitor

October 1, 2001 |

Monsignor Zdzislaw Peszkowski, a Roman Catholic priest from Poland and childhood friend of Pope John Paul II, visited the Xavier campus on Oct. 10. He came to the United States to be part of a prayer service in New York … Read More

Student Search Goes Global

October 1, 2001 |

Lisa Wendel is going hunting on two continents this fall. Her prey: smart students. Armed with a passport and admission applications, the University’s director for international recruitment is spending two weeks in South America in Sept-ember, followed by a three-week, … Read More

Nurses Get a Rocky Start

October 1, 2001 |

If a trip to Aspen, Colo., doesn’t cure whatever ails you, then perhaps a student nurse can. This summer, the department of nursing began a cooperative internship program with Aspen Valley Hospital in which two nursing students spend 10 weeks … Read More

Ill Children Reap What New Math Class Sew

October 1, 2001 |

The department of mathematics recently added to its bottom line. The course: women in mathematics. The class introduces various types of math by first studying different women mathematicians. Before studying modular systems, for instance, the students learned about Sarah Flannery, … Read More

Almost Ivy

October 1, 2001 |

Almost Ivy Xavier was named by The Wall Street Journal as one of the top 50 schools in the nation not in the Ivy League. The article deemed the schools “the new safety schools,” saying they were safe alternatives to … Read More

Center for Entertainment

July 1, 2001 |

The opening of the Cintas Center immediately made Xavier one of the area’s hot spots on the concert and lecture tours. Among the many high-profile events at the center this year were:

• Rap singer, community activist, actress and author … Read More

Excuse Me?

July 1, 2001 |

When Diana Staab was a student in the early 1990s, she found herself in a position all too familiar to anyone who’s ever taken an exam—she knew the answer to a question, but no matter how hard she tried, she … Read More

Uncertain Future for Schmidt Field House

July 1, 2001 |

When Schmidt Fieldhouse opened in 1928, it was a first-class facility far superior to those of many other colleges and universities. The University of Cincinnati played in a lesser building, McMicken Hall. So did the universities of Kentucky and Louisville. … Read More

Murder Proves Academic

July 1, 2001 |

Credit O.J. Simpson with creating some of the University’s most popular classes. The messy murders, dream-team lawyers and Inspector Clouseau-style police work brought to everyone’s attention the fascinating world of forensic science.

DNA testing, bullet and weapon breakdowns, organic and … Read More