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Xavier says goodbye to faculty

By: Justin Worthing ~Staff Writer~ Xavier will be saying goodbye to more than just seniors in the next few weeks. Next month Xavier will be celebrating the retirement of 19 faculty and staff members from various departments and positions, many of whom have worked at Xavier for over 20 years. The full list of retiring … Continue reading

Diversity Officer

By: Jessica Griggs ~Campus News Editor~ Xavier is looking to hire a new “Assistant to the President and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer.” According to Lori Johnson and Dr. Kathleen Smythe, cochairs for the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer search, the new hire is the most noticeable part of a campaign for changes that has … Continue reading

Celebration of student businesses

By: Emily Linginfelter ~Staff Writer~ The Sedler Family Center for Experiential Learning in Business will provide an engaging evening focusing on Xavier’s experiential learning opportunities and celebrating the launch of five studentrun businesses in the Smith Hall Atrium on April 29. The featured D’Artagnan Enterprises include: Campus Solutions, a storage and movement service for students’ … Continue reading

2014-15: Campus News in review

Compiled by Raymond Humienny August 2014: U. station opens for students looking to live in high-end apartments located relatively close to campus. Today, students enjoy their own personal gym, pool and study areas, including storefronts such as Graeter’s, Starbucks and an All For One Xavier shop. Fall 2014: Alter Hall undergoes demolition for reconstruction. Messer … Continue reading

Interview with Dance Team coach Steve Chapla

By: Jess Larkin ~Copy Editor~ In celebration of Xavier’s Dance Team qualifying for finals for the 10th straight year, the Newswire sat down with coach Steve Chapla to learn the team’s secret and how they have grown over the years. Xavier Newswire: I noticed that this is the dance team’s 10th year going to nationals. … Continue reading

CDC investigates HIV outbreak

By: Richard Meyer ~Copy Editor~ A recent outbreak of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in rural Scott County, Indiana has received national attention. More than 130 cases of HIV have been confirmed in southeastern Indiana since December 2014, and many more people are being tested for the virus. The state of Indiana typically reports 500 … Continue reading

U.S. & World News The year in hashtags

By: Jessica Griggs ~Campus News Editor~ #BlackLivesMatter After incidents of police brutality against unarmed black men in Ferguson, New York City, Cleveland and South Carolina, #BlackLivesMatter emerged along with countless calls for justice. #BringBackOurGirls A year ago, 276 girls were abducted from their secondary school in Nigeria by the terrorist group Boko Haram. #BringBackOurGirls endeavored … Continue reading

Xavier baseball’s struggles continue

By: Adam Purvis ~Staff Writer~ Men’s baseball has been up to a lot this past week, including an overwhelming victory over Georgetown on April 24 to begin their three-game series against the Hoyas and facing the University of Cincinnati at home. Xavier played UC on April 22 on campus with an 8-5 loss. Xavier was … Continue reading

Tennis teams cap off solid seasons

By: Ryan O’Toole ~Staff Writer~ After an exciting year of Xavier tennis, both the women’s and the men’s teams’ seasons came to a close on April 25. The women played a marathon against St. John’s, with the match clocking in at four hours and 54 minutes. It was an extremely back and forth affair, and … Continue reading

Xavier soccer helps to bring awareness

By: Andrew Utz ~Staff Writer~ The Xavier Men’s Soccer team wrapped up the 2014-15 year when they hosted Northwestern in the fourth annual Devin’s Game on April 25. The cold and rain did not stop Xavier fans from watching their team battle through the night in a 2-1 loss. Freshman forward Matt Vasquenza gave the … Continue reading