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ISSJ provides new opportunities through Theology Department

By: Taylor Fulkerson ~Managing Editor~ Community engagement is one of the most common phrases thrown used at Xavier. Now, Xavier’s Theology Department is ready to interpret that phrase for itself. The Institute for Spirituality and Social Justice (ISSJ) is a new initiative of the Theology Department that will offer graduate degrees and certificate programs as … Continue reading

National ranking places Xavier fifth in Midwest

By: Maddie Day ~Staff Writer~ The U.S. News & World Report has ranked Xavier among the top 10 Midwest colleges for the 20th straight year. According to the organization’s latest America’s Best Colleges rankings, Xavier took fifth among the best Midwest colleges and universities. Creighton University of Omaha, Neb., took first place, followed by Butler … Continue reading

Office of Residence Life announces housing options

By: Lydia Rogers ~Campus News Editor~ The Office of Residence Life has announced the housing selection process for rising third- and fourth-year students for the 2015- 16 school year. There will be three separate sign-up sessions which will be taking place in the Musketeer Mezzanine in Fenwick Place. The sessions will be 4-7 p.m. on … Continue reading

Get Away welcomes students

By: Erica Lampert ~Guest Writer~ The Xavier’s Dorothy Day Center for Faith and Justice (CFJ) hosted its annual Get Away retreat for first-year students. This CFJ event has been ongoing for 20 years and continues to have high attendance from first-year students. The Get Away experience was developed in the 1990s in order to give … Continue reading

New financial plan proposed for streetcar

By: Justin Worthing ~Staff Writer~ A new financial plan proposal for the Cincinnati Streetcar project would raise property taxes in Cincinnati’s Downtown and Over-the-Rhine (OTR) neighborhoods. If accepted, this plan would turn Downtown and OTR into a Special Improvement District (SID), which would create a new property tax to fund the streetcar. The plan does … Continue reading

Class partners with Freestore Foodbank

By: Jessica Larkin ~Copy Editor~ This fall, Dr. Wendy Maxian’s 200-level communications course called Writing for the Media will be collaborating with Freestore Food Bank’s COOKS! Program. The purpose of the course is to learn about and construct media writing while creating real media content fora local nonprofit. The course will allow students to apply … Continue reading

News in Brief

By: Meredith Francis ~Campus News Editor~ Scottish independence vote approaches Scotland will decide on Sept. 18 whether or not to vote in favor of independence from the United Kingdom. Polls reveal that the decision will be close, suggesting that the end of the 307-year-old partnership with England could be a reality. If Scotland votes in … Continue reading

Obama addresses ISIS threat

By: Ricard Meyer ~Copy Editor~ In a nationally televised speech from the White House, President Barack Obama addressed the rising tension with the terrorist organization known as ISIS in Syria and Iraq in an attempt to update the public on the current situation. On Sept. 10, Obama outlined the planned increase in U.S. military aid. … Continue reading

Graham announces budget shortfall

By: Taylor Fulkerson ~Managing Editor~ President, Fr. Michael Graham, S.J. announced that the university would undergo another budget shortfall this academic year during the University Convocation on Sept. 8. Graham noted that there was a budget shortfall for the summer period, and “that there is going to be a shortfall in the fall, and that … Continue reading

Students promote suicide awareness

By: Jessica Larkin ~Copy Editor~ Every year, a week in September is dedicated to raising awareness about suicide. Active Minds, a national organization dedicated to “changing the conversation about mental health,” uses this time during the year to educate college students about the reality of suicide and how it can be prevented. According to, … Continue reading

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