Xavier gets ‘real’ with guest speaker

Danny Roberts from MTV’s ‘Real World’ speaks to students about being on a national television show | February 28, 2003

The true story of seven strangers, picked to live in a house to find out what happens when people stop being polite and start getting real, is being told by one of those strangers. Danny Roberts from MTV’s The Real World television show is speaking on campus Monday, March 24, at 8:00 p.m. in the Cintas Center. Hailing from Rockmart, Ga., the 22-year-old appeared on the ninth season of Real World, which took place in New Orleans in 2000. His relationship with his partner Paul, who at the time was in the military, drew a lot of attention. Now a frequent guest speaker at colleges and universities, he conducts candid conversation about sexuality and coming out in America. Roberts has also appeared in ad campaigns in a variety of national magazines and guest starred in the 2001 season premiere of Dawson's Creek. Roberts’ appearance is sponsored by the Xavier Alliance, the office of academic affairs, campus ministry, human resources, mission and ministry, multicultural affairs, student development, the student government association, and the Jesuit community. Tickets are now on sale to the general public at a cost of $7. They can be purchased at the Cintas Center box office Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. or by calling 513-745-3411, ext. 7. For more information please visit www.xavier.edu/alliance or e-mail alliance@xavier.edu.