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Added Core reflection requirement for seniors

By: Andrew Koch ~Editor-in-Chief~ As part of the university’s desire to evaluate the Core curriculum, an ad hoc committee has put together “CORE 499: Reflection on the XU Core,” a new requirement for all seniors who will be graduating in the spring of 2015. The course requires students to complete a randomly assigned writing task … Continue reading

Alter under construction

By: Erica Lampert ~Staff Writer~ Every morning, students walk to their classes and witness the transformation that Alter Hall has made since its partial demolition after the 2013-14 academic year. After months of planning, the Alter Hall Project to create a new academic building is underway. The main goal of the Alter Hall Project is … Continue reading

Fr. Greg Boyle shares experiences

By: Erica Lampert ~Staff Writer~ Xavier’s Dorth Day Center for Faith and Justice (CFJ) presented Fr. Greg Boyle on Oct. 2 at Bellarmine Chapel to speak to the Xavier community about critical issues in the criminal justice system. During his visit, Fr. Boyle spoke to students about his memoir, “Tattoos on the Heart: The Power … Continue reading

Club profile: Outdoor Club

By: Max Bruns ~Staff Writer~ Xavier’s Outdoor Club provides students with the opportunity to participate in a variety of outdoor sports and activities, learn new skills and meet other outdoor enthusiasts. “I’m really thrilled to be a part of Outdoor Club because it has allowed me to connect with other students with similar interests and … Continue reading

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. … Continue reading

SOL celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

By: Richard Meyer ~Copy Editor~ The Student Organization of Latinos (SOL) recognized National Hispanic Heritage Month on Xavier’s campus from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15. Many Americans celebrate this month by honoring the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America or South America. SOL hosted … Continue reading

Xavier students fund elementary school program

By: Justin Worthing ~Staff Writer~ Last semester Xavier juniors Rachel Piepsny and Allie Weiss addressed a need they saw in the community by starting a Girls on the Run team at local Evanston Academy. The team recently began its second season with the goal of helping elementary girls grow in their confidence and learn how … Continue reading

Xavier releases Clery crime statistics

By: Meredith Francis ~Campus News Editor~ As mandated by the Clery Act, Xavier recently released the crime statistics for on and around campus for 2013. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, also known as the Campus Safety Act, is a federal law that requires all college campuses to … Continue reading

Xavier Students for Life to host pumpkin memorial

By: Meredith Francis ~Campus News Editor~ Xavier Students for Life is hosting a pumpkin carving and memorial event on the Xavier Yard. According to the Facebook event page, the event seeks “to remember the victims of abortion.” Starting at 4 p.m., students will be able to participate in pumpkin carving. The club plans to carve … Continue reading

Xavier names first female board chair

By: Regina Wright ~Staff Writer~ Xavier University’s Board of Trustees unanimously elected Barbara J. Howard as its first chairwoman. Howard chaired the academic affairs committee of the board since 2006, in what President, Fr. Michael J. Graham, S.J. calls the “nerve center” of the university’s activity and decision-making. “And as we look forward to a … Continue reading

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