We thought we’d pose the emailed question to our readers since we don’t know anything other than what the accompanying article said about Xavier pulling back on the project and announcing Monday that they will revisit it. This quote by Xavier official Beth Amyot begged a few questions: "We will do something there. We've stepped back and we're re-evaluating all of that land.” What is “something” and just how far back has Xavier stepped?
Is anyone else as surprised as we are to see size of the freshman increase (from 860 to 1150 students)? One of us recollects hearing a Xavier official say during one of the public meetings last year, either at the Community Center or Norwood High School, that the university did not plan to increase enrollment beyond about 6-7%. Does recruiting a 34% larger freshman hint at some larger enrollment figure over time? We’re very interested in what are readers think or may know about these new developments.