Winter 2011

Vince Presutti and Roberto Gambini

January 2, 2011 |

Before Joe Marcello, the underboss for the Marcello family, America’s oldest crime syndicate, started dealing with Presutti, he needed to know if he was a real criminal. So he sent his friend Roberto Gambini up to New York to find out. “We … Read More

What a Card

January 2, 2011 |

Just a year ago, Karen Gladstone’s life was normal. Good, but normal. She had a decent advertising career in Chicago, great family and kind friends. She ate the food she liked, listened to music she enjoyed and wore clothes that suited … Read More

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

Speaking of Speakers

January 1, 2011 |

John Boehner, a 1977 Xavier business graduate, was re-elected in November to his post as U.S. Representative for the 8th District of Ohio. But Boehner won more than just an election. His win springs him into one of the most … Read More

Xavier: Turf and Time Upgrades

January 1, 2011 |

Xavier’s boys of summer were off for the fall, so the Department of Athletics brought in the sod squad in October to do some major renovations to Hayden Field. The crew ripped up the old baseball field and recrowned it for … Read More

Xavier’s Health Related Programs

January 1, 2011 |

Pre-med | By any measure, the pre-med program is among the nation’s elite. Its 81-percent acceptance rate for medical school applicants far exceeds the national rate of 47 percent.

Health Services Administration | The graduate program is ranked No. 1 among the … Read More