Students advise Banks on diversity

Student board works to advocate inclusionary policy for XU By Spencer de Tenley, Multimedia Managing Editor The Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion (OIDI) welcomed the inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Student Advisory Board (DISAB) to advise Vice President of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion Dr. Ivy Banks on diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility from the student perspective. Earlier this year, the OIDI launched a new initiative focused on allowing Xavier student voices to play a more prominent role in regards to institutional diversity and inclusion. Spearheaded by Banks, nine students were selected out of an applicant pool of 30 to join … Continue reading Students advise Banks on diversity

XU French loses upper-level classes

Due to staff opening, Xavier French Studies students are unable to take courses By Kyra Hudson, Staff Writer The Xavier French and Francophone studies program (FFS) was unable to offer upper-level courses this fall due to a shortage of instructors.  The Department of Classics and Modern Languages is looking to fill the position by Spring 2023 class registration, but some FFS students worry about the setback in completing their FFS major or minor requirements. Xavier’s FFS program provides classes ranging from vocabulary and grammar of the French language to French politics, history, literature and various aspects of French culture.  The … Continue reading XU French loses upper-level classes

Travel abroad with Xavier’s Center for International Education

By Brian Micucci, Guest Writer For junior history major Helen Lilek, her favorite part of her study abroad trip last summer was seeing the Roman Colosseum. Xavier offers many different study abroad opportunities for students to participate in. Lilek attended the Xavier in Rome program last summer.  Xavier in Rome has been offered since 1997. The trip usually averages 36 students for a five-week immersion program in the summer. “I’m an Italian minor. It was super fun to be immersed in the culture,” Lilek said. As a part of the trip, Lilek received credit for ITAL 256, an immersive Italian … Continue reading Travel abroad with Xavier’s Center for International Education