Graham honored by Urban League

Father Michael Graham, president, was recognized by the Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio (ULGSO) last Thursday for his commitment to the Cincinnati community during his tenure at Xavier.  The ULGSO honored Graham and five other figureheads in the region at their 27th Glorifying the Lions Ceremony. This annual event highlights leaders over the age of 65 who have distinguished themselves in their personal and professional lives. Eddie Koen, president and CEO of the Urban League, noted his excitement about this year’s ceremony.  “We are excited to honor this group of Lions. These honorees have done so much to impact … Continue reading Graham honored by Urban League

Reflecting on riots, fifteen years later

By: James Neyer ~Staff Writer~ In 2001, Cincinnati was home to the largest race riots in the U.S. since the Rodney King riots in 1992. This event occurred while Xavier students were away for spring break, and a discussion was held with them upon their return. Xavier’s Father Graham, Gene Beaupre and Kelly Leon played a major role in easing tension among community leaders and the police in the following year. These same leaders now invite Xavier students to a conversation where they can learn about the events that occurred in 2001 and Xavier’s role in them. “When we had … Continue reading Reflecting on riots, fifteen years later