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AFJ takes office

By: Jessica Griggs ~Staff Writer~ On the evening of April 12, the new student government met in the Conaton Board Room as Andrew Redd, Fare Olagbaju and Josh DeVincenzo (AFJ) were officially sworn in as student government president, legislative vice president and administrative vice president, respectively.The members of AFJ each received gavels after they recited … Continue reading

Xavier recognizes student research

By: Jess Larkin ~Copy Editor~ More than 120 students and around 25 faculty members participated in various independent research projects that were presented in the Celebration of Student Research. The event played host to more than 80 posters and 15 oral presentations showcasing student research over the course of the summer and academic year. The … Continue reading

Golden Rule Week continues with additional events

By: Sarris Balcerzak ~Staff Writer~ The Center for Interfaith Community Engagement is hosting Golden Rule Week, which began on April 13 and will conclude on April 17 with Hug Day. “Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you,” is a concept echoed by 10 faith traditions. Signs are dispersed around campus to … Continue reading

Print management campaign advises students to cut back

By: Jess Larkin ~Copy Editor~ In Fall 2014, the Newswire reported an on-campus sustainability effort known as the “Cut Back, Don’t Cut Down” campaign that encouraged students to print fewer pages. The print management campaign aimed at reducing the carbon footprint of Xavier students by encouraging more mindful printing and less wastefulness. The print management … Continue reading

New addition to the Multicultural, Gender, and Women’s Center staff

By: Justin Worthing ~Staff Writer~ Xavier’s Multicultural, Gender, and Women’s Center (MGWC) recently hired Kelsey O’Neil, recent graduate of Southern New Hampshire University’s graduate school, as their new Assistant Director. O’Neil graduated in June with a Masters of Science (MS) in Organizational Leadership and began working at Xavier last month. While at Southern New Hampshire … Continue reading

A Warrior’s Tale of Africa: 9th annual African gala

By: Erika Lampert ~Staff Writer~ To celebrate its 10th year as a club, the African Student Association (ASA) plans to hold its ninth annual African Gala on April 17. This year, the African Student Association’s Gala is called “A Warrior’s Tale of Africa” and features the keynote speaker Titlope Sonuga, as well as several African … Continue reading

Campus Climate Survey raises sexual assault awareness

By: Justin Worthing ~Staff Writer~ Xavier is conducting its fourth annual Campus Climate Survey to measure student, faculty and staff awareness of campus sexual assault programs, knowledge of appropriate sexual harassment responses and perception of sexual assault on campus, among other factors. Title IX coordinator Kate Lawson encourages all students, faculty and staff to complete … Continue reading

LGBTQ week in full swing

By: Regina Wright ~Staff Writer~ Xavier LGBTQ Alliance handed out T-shirts bearing the words “Love is Love” on April 13, kicking off the group’s annual week of awareness for the LGBTQ community. The week, which runs April l3 to 17 with a host of events, also includes the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network’s Day … Continue reading

Project SEARCH: Program celebrates 10th anniversary

By: Max Bruns ~Staff Writer~ Project SEARCH celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Xavier Chapter on April 14 in the Conaton Board Room. Xavier University was the first university worldwide with a Project SEARCH program, which places 18-to-22 year old students with mild disabilities into internships. Kevin Huss is an instructor and coordinator for Project … Continue reading

Officer charged in Scott shooting

By: Richard Meyer ~Copy Editor~ A South Carolina police officer is being held in a North Charleston jail without bond and is being charged with the murder of Walter Scott. Michael Slager, a 33-year-old white police officer, was arrested on April 7 after investigators from the state of South Carolina said that Slager’s accounts of … Continue reading

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