Summer 2009

The Monk Next Door

July 1, 2009 |

For a year and a half I lived next door to a Tibetan monk. While this might not be unusual in Tibet, it’s not what one expects in suburban Cincinnati. Still, it was an interesting—if not enlightening—experience.

Consider, for instance, the … Read More

Serving Others Fit to a T

July 1, 2009 |

When I was in high school, we had a “College T-shirt Day,” in which those who were going to college were encouraged to wear a T-shirt showing the school they were attending. The chosen day was around the same time … Read More

Returning With Love

July 1, 2009 |

In 1970, Thomas Murray spent many days in the back seat of an Army surveillance plane, ducking to avoid incoming rounds from the North Vietnamese as he radioed coordinates to American artillery troops. He remembers seeing the bombs explode and … Read More

Loftier Dreams of Dorm Living

July 1, 2009 |

Early in my freshman year, my roommate, John, and I pooled together what little funds we had, trekked off to the local home improvement store and picked up some lumber, a handful of bolts and some wood stain. We had … Read More

Redoing Reunion

July 1, 2009 |

Return to the scene of the fun. That’s the idea the National Alumni Association is sending out to alumni as they prepare for this year’s Reunion Weekend, which is set for Nov. 6-8. The Association has made some changes in … Read More

College, Then and Now

July 1, 2009 |

I suppose what I did was illegal. Still, considering the circumstances and the fact that it was 2:00 a.m., it seemed justifiable. Especially to a college student. When you’re 20 years old, logic and law don’t always exist in parallel … Read More

The Art of Living

July 1, 2009 |

My freshman year of college, I was walking down the main street that served as a connector/demilitarized zone between the campus and the city where it was located when I was stopped by a homeless person. By that point in … Read More

Priestly Life

July 1, 2009 |

Kevin Scalf was teaching religion at Summit Country Day School in Cincinnati when he decided to further his education. “I was ready to seriously search out life’s most complex questions,” he says. Fast-forward 10 years and Scalf finds himself not … Read More

Personality Profiling

July 1, 2009 |

A number of years ago I lived in a large apartment complex in the suburbs—a residence that, how should I say, sometimes made sleeping a challenge. People would come and go at all hours of the night, doors would slam, … Read More

More Mack

July 1, 2009 |

 Now’s your chance to get a good look at Xavier’s new men’s basketball head coach Chris Mack.

    • View a photo slide show of the press conference
  • View a photo slide show from the Meet … Read More
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