Editorial: Faculty on Deters’ appointment

This editorial was written by Associate Professors of Communication Wendy Maxian, Ashley Hinck and Leslie Rasmussen and Assistant Professor of Communication Andrew Zolides. The University’s new strategic plan prioritizes “set(ting)the national collegiate standard for Ignatian Civic Engagement” for Xavier’s campus. Senior leadership’s nonresponse to a student petition challenging Joe Deters’ “Justice in Residence” appointment, and the ensuing editorials in The Cincinnati Enquirer, and President Colleen Hanycz’s statements on the Enquirer’s That’s So Cincinnati podcast indicate that they are unserious about achieving that goal.  After the appointment was announced, some students objected, began civically engaging and circulated a petition for their … Continue reading Editorial: Faculty on Deters’ appointment