XUPD and SGA take on violence

By: Caleb Mickler & Joe Milek Xavier Student Government Association (SGA) and Xavier Police are collaborating more than ever this year to create safe and productive spaces on campus for dialogue and action. Most undergraduate students left campus in May, before a tumultuous and often violent summer began. A few concerns that we have heard, particularly from students include: * Police-related violence including the deadly shootings by police of Alton Sterling in Louisiana and Philando Castile in Minnesota and the killing of six police officers in Dallas. * Potential threat of terrorism close to home with the announced arrest of … Continue reading XUPD and SGA take on violence

Creating a less-biased Xavier for all

BART leads discussions about important dialogue By: Bias Advisory and Response Team (BART) Certainly we all have biases, right? The answer to this rhetorical question is yes we all do indeed hold conscious or implicit biases or stereotypes that can negatively affect people we interact with everyday, whether in the office, classroom, residence hall, student organizations or on the playing field. Bias incidents happen to all kinds of people, yet something can be done to “de-bias” ourselves, as coined by MTVs’ seven-day race and gender bias cleanse. And so Xavier created BART to respond to and help prevent bias incidents … Continue reading Creating a less-biased Xavier for all