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Sounding the Voices of Manatees

August 12, 2014 |

Florida manatees—those big gangly gray elephants of the sea—do not have vocal cords. Yet they are able to make their high-pitched squeaks and squawks to communicate, a Xavier biology professor has found, using a modified structure of tissue folds that distort … Read More

Former Bengals QB Virgil Carter found a home off the field teaching statistics at Xavier

October 2, 2013 |

Most avid football fans know that one-time Cincinnati Bengals assistant coach Bill Walsh, under the tutelage of Paul Brown, was the “Father of the West Coast Offense”—the high-powered, short-pass game that Walsh eventually took with him to the San Francisco … Read More

Drawn to Xavier: It was Blob at First Sight

October 2, 2013 |

Drawn to Xavier is an historically accurate* account of life at Xavier. It is quite possibly the world’s only cartoon blog that is both dedicated to a venerable Jesuit university and to the proposition that humor is not quite as close … Read More

World Choir Games Friendship Concert

October 1, 2013 |

The World Choir Games were held in Cincinnati this summer, bringing 15,000 people from 64 countries to the region. Nearly 1,000 of the participants stayed in Xavier’s residence halls during the 11-day event. Among those competing in the Games: Xavier’s … Read More

Xavier License Plates

July 1, 2013 |

A story in the Summer 2013 issue of Xavier magazine mentioned how the National Alumni Association receives $25 for each Xavier license plate purchased from the Ohio Department of Motor Vehicles, which it uses to create student scholarships. Readers of … Read More

Words to Run By

April 26, 2013 |

I run. I don’t run very far, nor do I run very fast. And I try to run early in the morning before the sun comes up so it’s dark and no one can see me sweating and swearing and gasping for … Read More

D’Artagnan, myself

April 5, 2013 |

Wednesday, March 20, was a big day. Everything changed and nothing will ever be the same. For the University, and for me.

The big news is Xavier announced its joining the Big East Conference. Great. Let’s go … Read More

A Golfer’s Dream

April 4, 2013 |

I don’t golf. My life is frustrating enough.

But I know a lot of people who do. And, as a result, I know a lot of people who are soon going to be drooling over the latest addition to Xavier’s … Read More


April 1, 2013 |

Somewhere among the core curriculum classes, midterm papers, lab reports and final essays, Xavier alums learned how to write. And at least some take that knowledge and apply it to the world of books. The following are some of the … Read More

On call: Serving the Red Cross

April 1, 2013 |

Five days after Hurricane Sandy slammed ashore along the New Jersey and New York coastlines, Fred Sansone got a phone call from the American Red Cross. Sansone, who is director of gift and estate planning, is a … Read More