Winter 2005

Edgecliff Reunion

January 1, 2005 |

Long before the national alumni association, Joan Brennan Kennedy simply placed calls to her Edgecliff classmates inviting them to her house for what became a yearly reunion. The 1951 graduate has since organized 53 reunions, a record that remains unchallenged … Read More

Chapter Spotlight: Louisville

January 1, 2005 |

While many people experience mild regret after Halloween—whether from too much candy or thinking that green hair dye would actually wash out by Monday—the Louisville chapter of the national alumni association had something to smile about. For the second consecutive … Read More

Broken Places

January 1, 2005 |

In an act of protest and civil disobedience, Mike O’Grady, S.J., a graduate theology student and Jesuit brother, climbed a chain link fence a year ago and dropped onto the grounds of the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation—formerly the … Read More

Banker’s New Career a Rarity

January 1, 2005 |

In the back of Chris Sontag’s business near the Ohio River, Maria Smith feeds pre-cut paper into an ancient binding machine while her feet work the pedals. The National Book Sewing Machine—model number 469—was built in 1905. Today, 100 years … Read More

A Force for Growth

January 1, 2005 |

Michael J. Conaton is a tough act to follow. In September, Conaton stepped down after 18 years as chairman of the University’s board of trustees, ending an era in which he helped guide the University to unprecedented growth.

He is … Read More

Xaver 2015: A Look into the Future

January 1, 2005 |

Alumni returning today after a 10- or 20-year hiatus from Xavier’s campus are awed by the radically altered landscape created by the construction of recent years —the Gallagher Student Center, the Cintas Center, the Commons apartment building, the eye-pleasing green … Read More