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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

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