Student groups offer programs on Ferguson

By: Lydia Rogers ~Campus News Editor~ Alpha Kappa Alpha, the Black Student Association and Campus Police discuss civil unrest in Ferguson The civil unrest in Ferguson, Mo., has led many Xavier students and faculty members to take action on campus. On Aug. 9, protests and civil disorder broke out in Ferguson after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by a police officer. Tensions between residents and police officers developed at a number of memorial services, which over time developed into riots, looting, arrests and police marches. The violence in Ferguson has reopened the door for conversations about police brutality, and … Continue reading Student groups offer programs on Ferguson

Recent crime prompts safety communication efforts

By: Meredith Francis In light of recent, more serious crime reports on and around Xavier’s campus, the Student Government Association (SGA) Executives and Xavier Police are encouraging students to get informed about the campus safety protocol. SGA Executives are currently planning an initiative to promote safety communication techniques. Within one week, there were separate reports of a major theft from Fenwick Place and an armed robbery at Idlewild and Dana Avenues. According to SGA President Drew Dziedzic, the safety communication initiative is part of an ongoing process to properly inform students of the different “incident levels” and the corresponding ways … Continue reading Recent crime prompts safety communication efforts