White supremacist group strikes again

By: Alex Budzynski, Acting Editor-in-Chief Hunter Ellis, Managing Multimedia Editor Chloe Salveson, Show Manager Multiple “Black Lives Matter” banners in front of Bellarmine Chapel were vandalized yesterday evening by the same White supremacist group which targeted Xavier two months ago. Immediately following the incident, a replacement banner was installed.  The vandalism took place on Good Friday during the university’s Easter break, meaning campus was relatively empty. One of the few remaining students was sophomore RA Zack Wilson, who reported the vandalism around 10:15 p.m. while walking his dog. “I noticed a sticker on the Kuhlman Hall sign,” Wilson said. “I … Continue reading White supremacist group strikes again

Community condemns acts of vandalism

Messages of support replace messages of hate and division By: Hunter Ellis and chloe salveson, managing multimedia editor and staff writer Cardboard signs asserting “BLACK LIVES MATTER” and posters proclaiming “HATE HAS NO HOME HERE” now stand next to Bellarmine Chapel, as Xavier students and organizations send messages of encouragement and love in opposition to Saturday’s vandalisms. Several organizations, academic programs and prominent individuals are among those who responded on Sunday to the slashing of the banner outside Bellarmine Chapel and the posting of at least 15 Patriot Front stickers on the Xavier Yard.  Xavier President Michael Graham, S.J., offered … Continue reading Community condemns acts of vandalism

Xavier hosts religious thought experts

By: Maxwell Bruns ~Staff Writer~ The Xavier President’s Office, in collaboration with the Brueggemann Center for Dialogue, Bellarmine Parish, the Center for Mission and Identity, the theology department and various off-campus organizations, will the 50th anniversary of Nostra Aetate with a panel discussion on interfaith collaboration. The event, “Responsibility And Hope For A World In Conflict,” will commemorate the publication of the Catholic Church document “Nostra Aetate, Our Age,” a statement attempting to better the Church’s relations with non-Christian religions. Xavier will be the host to three experts in theological exploration — one Catholic, one Muslim and one Jewish. The … Continue reading Xavier hosts religious thought experts