Xavier professor revives late poet’s last collection

By: Jessica Larkin ~Copy Editor~ Dr. Norman Finkelstein, member of the English department and literary executor for Harvey Shapiro, a New York poet, edited the remainder of Shapiro’s final collection of poems entitled, “A Momentary Glory: Last Poems.” Shapiro died in early 2013 and Finkelstein was fortunate enough to look through his most recent work. Unexpectedly, Finkelstein found a collection of about 100 pages of Shapiro’s later poems within two file folders as he sorted through his manuscripts in New York. Some of Shapiro’s other poems were sold to his alma mater, Yale University. The collection Finkelstein stumbled upon contained … Continue reading Xavier professor revives late poet’s last collection

Xavier teams with Metro Bus for guided downtown tour

By: Jess Larkin ~Copy Editor~ Cincinnatu Metro introduced a new guided tour in conjunction with Xavier’s International Student and Scholar Services. Students had the chance to explore downtown Cincinnati hotspots and learn about the rich history of the Queen City. The students began their trip at a conveniently-located bus stop at Dana and Woodburn Avenues. Equipped with a $10 stored value card and trip guides, students boarded the buses and made their way around the city, stopping at iconic Cincinnati venues like Findlay Market, Washington Park and Fountain Square. “I came up with the idea of the guided tour as … Continue reading Xavier teams with Metro Bus for guided downtown tour

Renovated tennis courts open

By: Jess Larkin ~Copy Editor~ One of Xavier’s newest projects was showcased this September as the university revealed its renovated tennis courts. The tennis courts, which are located north of Cintas Center, were recently renovated and now feature a blue surface. The tennis courts were originally added to Xavier’s campus after the construction of Cintas Center in the fall of 2000. There are six total courts and they are maintained and scheduled by the Recreational Sports Department. According to Eric Toth, the men’s tennis coach, the courts were in desperate need of a renovation. Because the courts are used as … Continue reading Renovated tennis courts open