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University Station apartments open

By: Taylor Fulkerson ~Managing Editor~ The residential section of the new University Station complex at the corner of Montgomery Road and Cleneay Avenue has opened with the beginning of the academic year. The complex opened in time for students to move in the weekend before classes began. Students were allowed to move in beginning on … Continue reading

Manresa welcomes first-year students

By: Richard Meyer ~Copy Editor~ Xavier welcomed first year students to campus once again with the annual Manresa orientation program. This year’s program saw some familiar aspects as well as many new ones. “Some of the main highlights from Manresa include some of our traditional events such a s the Presidential Welcome and Community Celebration … Continue reading

The Archdiocese of Cincinnati disapproves of donations made to the ALS Association

By: Justin Worthing ~Staff Writer~ The Archdiocese of Cincinnati has banned its schools from donating any money raised by the popular Ice Bucket Challenge to the ALS Association. The Archdiocese claims some research supported by the association uses embryonic stem cells, which Catholic teaching finds “morally illicit.” The ban began last Tuesday when Superintendent of … Continue reading

Program Highlight: Xavier Health

By: Andrew Koch ~Editor-In-Chief~ Students interested in one day entering the pharmaceutical or medical device community can take advantage of the Xavier Health partnership. Xavier Health, once part of the Xavier Leadership Center, is a professional network that connects the university with medical device companies, pharmaceutical companies and federal regulators. The group hopes to serve … Continue reading

Club Profile: XU Navigators

By: Lydia Rogers ~Campus News Editor~ The Xavier Navigators is a spiritual community on campus that welcomes all students regardless of how they practice their faith. The club helps students grow in their relationship with God through a community of Christ- followers who can inspire each other to “seek heaven on earth and find hope … Continue reading

Xavier hires former mayor

By: Meredith Francis ~Campus News Editor~ Xavier recently announced that former Cincinnati Mayor Roxanne Qualls will serve as the Special Assistant to the Provost for Urban and Regional Engagement. “I look forward to working with Xavier’s tremendous academic and community engagement teams and contributing to the new and existing programs that set Xavier apart as … Continue reading

Student Hub replaces MyXU Portal

By: Lydia Rogers ~Campus News Editor~ The Student Hub permanently replaced the MyXU Portal as the center for student information and resources during the Spring 2014 semester. The switch has caused a bit of confusion for returning and new students alike. The Office of University Communications and the Division of Information Technology partnered over the … Continue reading

News in Brief

Fort Lee military base put on lockdown after sergeant shoots herself A female sergeant first-class took her life at Fort Lee military base following active shooter alerts that temporarily placed the base on lockdown. In accordance with Department of Defence policy, the army will not release the sergeant’s name until 24 hours after the family … Continue reading

U.S. still gathering intelligence on ISIS

By: Meredith Francis ~Campus News Editor~ U.S. officials are growing concerned as a militant Islamist group tightens its grip on parts of Syria and Iraq. The group is commonly known as ISIS or ISIL, which stand for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, respectively. ISIS, … Continue reading

Insiders look: Men’s basketball team takes a trip to Brazil

By: Matt Stainbrook ~Guest Writer~ The Xavier men’s basketball team traveled to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, this summer in early August to compete in four exhibition games against local Brazilian clubs, take a part in a three-credit hour course and enjoy some sightseeing around the country. The team finished a perfect 4-0 on the trip, … Continue reading

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