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Ingber: “I will never forget”

By:  Emily Lingenfelter ~Staff Writer~ Three Xavier-affiliated men — Rabbi Abie Ingber, executive director of interfaith community engagement; Dr. James Buchanan, executive director of the Edward B. Brueggeman Center for Dialogue; and Dr. William Madges, theological professor of St. Joseph’s University — traveled to the Vatican for an audience with Pope Francis I on Sept. … Continue reading

SAC, SGA make $20,000 request

By: Maxwell Bruns ~Staff Writer~ Student Activities Council (SAC), in a co-sponsorship with the Student Government Association (SGA) executives, requested $20,000 in funding in a Sept. 29 SGA Senate meeting. The funding is intended for the headlining musical act of this year’s XavierFest, an annual outdoor campus event featuring food, drinks and music. The headliner … Continue reading

Realistic Barbie alternative gets her period

By: Max Creager ~Staff Writer~ Barbie dolls have been under scrutiny for a long time for what some critics say is an unrealistic presentation of beauty and anatomy for young girls. In 2014, graphic designer and artist Nickolay Lamm used 19-yearold female Americans’ average proportions from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to create a … Continue reading

Student Wellness revamps services

By: Emily Linginfelter ~Staff Writer~ The Division of Student Affairs recently began reorganizing wellness-related services under broader categories in spring 2015, and the department plans to expand its services throughout the academic year.The subdivisions of the Student Wellness Model now include departments such as Student Integrity, Health Services, Counseling Services and Psychological Services. The services … Continue reading

McGrath now offering flu shots

By: Erica Lampert ~Staff Writer~ It’s that time of year again, and flu season is around the corner. In preparation for flu season, Xavier’s McGrath Health and Wellness Center is giving flu shots and flu mists to students effective Sept. 30. The flu shots will cost $25 and are recommended for anyone who has health … Continue reading

Volkswagen under fire after scandal

By: Micah Price ~Guest Writer~ In the wake of the scandal that caused Martin Winterkorn, former Volkswagen Group CEO, to step down, more questions than answers loom over the world’s top selling automaker and world auto markets. U.S. regulators revealed early last week that Volkswagen had rigged its diesel model cars to significantly reduce emissions … Continue reading

Boehner resigns after meeting with Pope

By: James Neyer ~Staff Writer~ Speaker John Boehner announced his resignation from congress at a news conference in the Capitol on Sept. 25. He will officially leave his position at the end of October. Boehner has been speaker since 2011 and in congress since 1991. This decision came after Boehner had a private meeting with … Continue reading

Pope Francis visits U.S., speaks to Congress

By: Regina Wright ~Staff Writer~ After arriving in the United States on Sept. 23, Pope Francis began his trip to America with a welcoming ceremony at the White House. In the afternoon, Pope Francis held the Mass of Canonization of Junípero Serra at the Basilica of the National Shrine of Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. … Continue reading

Flowing water found on Mars

By: James Neyer ~Staff Writer~ “Mars is not the dry, arid planet that we thought of in the past,” Jim Green, NASA’s director of planetary science, said to The Guardian. “Liquid water has been found on Mars.” Top NASA scientists confirmed that liquid water has been found on Mars at a press conference on Sept. … Continue reading

Coalition fights campus sexual assault

By: Nick Bergeman ~Staff Writer~ Sexual and gender-based violence have long been pervasive on college campuses, but Cincinnati wants to change that. City Councilmember P. G. Sittenfeld announced at a press conference on Sept. 15 that he is teaming with area universities, Women Helping Women and area law enforcement to establish the Cincinnati Task Force … Continue reading

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