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Garner: I can’t breathe

Students rally after disputed Grand Jury decisions By: Rich Meyer ~Copy Editor~ Xavier students joined the many protests that have taken place across the country in the last two weeks in response to racial profiling and police brutality which has garnered national attention. About 100 protestors were present at the event, which took place on … Continue reading

Semester in review: SGA execs’ work

By: Andrew Koch ~Editor-in-Chief~ executives of Xavier’s Student Government Association (SGA) presented a mid-year report to the Board of Trustees. The executives, President Colleen Reynolds, Administrative Vice President Thomas Edney and Legistlative Vice President Shelby Alig, also sat down with the staff of the Newswire. Some of the projects they reported are included below. “We … Continue reading

Registrar moves course evaluation forms to Canvas

By: Justin Worthing ~Staff Writer~ Students have already begun adjusting to the new course evaluation system via EvaluationKIT on Canvas, which administrators have switched to in an effort to create more sustainable business practices. All submissions still remain anonymous, but most students must now complete the evaluations outside of class. Evaluations opened starting on midnight … Continue reading

Faculty participate in Nicaraguan immersion

By: Maddie Day ~Staff Writer~ Xavier faculty members traveled to Nicaragua this week to experience the country’s unique culture. Xavier’s Faculty Learning Communities (FLC), sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE), put together this week’s trip for “The Transformative Potential of Faculty Immersion.” CTE works to provide Xavier faculty with collaborative learning environments that … Continue reading

Dodgeball game takes aim at hurtful words

By: Regina Wright ~Staff Writer~ Active Minds, Xavier’s mental health advocacy group, and the LGBTQ Alliance held the “Words Hurt” dodgeball game to bring attention to hurtful words and phrases used every day. On Dec. 5, the event brought 150 people together to play in the game in the O’Connor Sports Center. Active Minds members … Continue reading

CLC extends hours of operation for finals week

By: Meredith Francis ~Campus News Editor~ In order to accommodate students’ upcoming study habits for the approaching finals week, the Conaton Learning Commons (CLC) has extended its hours to “24/5.” According to Allison Morgan, assistant director of access services, the extended hours began on Nov. 30 and will remain in effect until Dec. 19. With … Continue reading

SGA appoints new senators

By: Meredith Francis ~Campus News Editor~ The Student Government Association (SGA) recently announced that three new students have been appointed senators. According to SGA Administrative Vice President Thomas Edney, 12 students submitted applications after SGA announced open applications for senate appointments. The applicants interviewed with the SGA executives and other senators. “Every applicant was phenomenal, … Continue reading

Putin, the kleptocrat?

Professor discusses life, politics of Russian President By: Jess Larkin ~Copy Editor~ Amidst the conflicts in Russia regarding Ukraine and the seizure of Crimea, President Vladimir Putin maintains the image of a virtuous and nationalist leader that helped Russia escape from corruption and weakness in the 1990s. Karen Dawisha, a Soviet and Russian politics professor … Continue reading

SGA launches new campaign

By: Taylor Fulkerson ~Managing Editor~ The commencement ceremony this past May included a component that had never been used before: a commitment. The recent graduates recited along with President, Fr. Michael Graham, S.J. the Student Commitment developed by last year’s Student Government Association (SGA) executives. This year’s SGA executives are asking students to make that … Continue reading

Xavier students attend vigil

By: Justin Worthing ~Staff Writer~ Xavier students and one faculty member traveled nearly nine hours on Nov. 21 to have their voice heard at the annual School of the Americas (SOA) Vigil in Ft. Benning, Ga. The 10 students joined thousands of protesters from around the world to call for an end to the Western … Continue reading

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