Summer 2004

Take Two

July 1, 2004 |

In December, Xavier’s board of trustees unanimously approved an amendment to the faculty handbook that allows tenure-track professors to add a year to their normal six-year tenure track for every baby born into their families.

An article in the winter … Read More

Supernova Surprise

July 1, 2004 |

About 30,000 years ago, our galaxy exploded in a wave of brilliant light that now bathes a bevy of radio telescopes and satellite observatories pointed toward the center of the Milky Way. It was a supernova, the remains of a … Read More

Sky Queen

July 1, 2004 |

Flying about 4,000 feet above the rugged coal-laden mountains of southeastern Kentucky, a single-engine plane circles in a tight grid—15 miles in one direction, then 15 miles back again. The plane repeats the pattern until it covers a swath 15 … Read More

Second Chances

July 1, 2004 |

There’s a gentle curve to the right side of Erin Ehlinger’s head just above the temple. You don’t see it unless you look for it, and you don’t know to look for it unless you’re told.

Ehlinger might tell you … Read More

Reflections of Father Hoff

July 1, 2004 |

Friends and alumni of Xavier University paid tribute to University chancellor and former president James E. Hoff, S.J., in many ways following his death on July 23. One person placed a vase of flowers at the foot of his statue … Read More


July 1, 2004 |

Xavier University is included for the first time in this year’s edition of “The Best 357 Colleges,” the prestigious annual best colleges guidebook from the Princeton Review. The 2005 edition is set to be released in August.

“We regard the … Read More

Outstanding Honors

July 1, 2004 |

Benjamin Allen, the man believed to be the first African-American student to graduate from Xavier, now has an award that carries his name. The University’s black student association created the Benjamin J. Allen award in honor of the 1950 graduate. … Read More

One Stop Shopping

July 1, 2004 |

William Veeneman wants to ensure you get what you wish for. That’s why Veeneman, president and CEO of Minneapolis-based Automated Member Services Inc., launched MallGiftRegistry in October 2003.

The first registry service of its kind, MallGiftRegistry uses wireless technology to … Read More

Now Speaking

July 1, 2004 |

The College Republicans followed through on their promise to expose students to a more conservative viewpoint after liberal activist Michael Moore was on campus last fall. Their answer: conservative columnist Walter Williams, who spoke in March on discrimination and society.

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More Reflections of Father Hoff

July 1, 2004 |

“I will never forget my graduation/commencement ceremony back in 1991 with Fr. Hoff. The day I received my BA degree. I will remember to keep Fr. Hoff’s family in my prayers.” —Jeffrey Glenn

“Fr. Hoff was a wonderful man and … Read More