Xavier mourns loss of professor

By: Justin Worthing ~Staff Writer~ The Xavier community mourned the loss of economics professor and former Williams College of Business (WCB) Dean Dr. Michael Webb. Webb died on Feb. 1 at age 62 after a prolonged battle with cancer. Originally from Texas, Webb taught at the University of Kentucky before coming to Xavier in 1997. After serving as the WCB Dean from 1997 to 2003, he worked as the chair of Xavier’s economics department before stepping down in 2010 for health reasons. According to Associate Professor of economics Dr. Hasan Faruq, Webb taught courses in micro/macroeconomics, international business and development … Continue reading Xavier mourns loss of professor

An open letter to Mayor Williams

Honorable Mayor Williams, Recently, you released a statement expressing your support for the men and women who serve and protect the citizens of Norwood. As the leader of this city, your intentions were right to stand in solidarity with the police force, but your understanding of race relations in Norwood and the rest of the country is horribly wrong. Last year brought about intense and sometimes uncomfortable debate about race relations in America. The deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Gardner forced Americans to face the racial injustice that takes place in our country. Demonstrations surrounding these situations were not, … Continue reading An open letter to Mayor Williams

Community Blend: “Brewing Coffee & Change”

By: Hollis Conners   At the corner of Montgomery Road and Brewster Avenue, local citizens are brewing coffee and change. Community Blend is a new coffee shop and a cooperative (co-op) where all employees are co-owners as well. The shop opened at the beginning of the summer, but has been in the works for over a year. Ivy Bell is a co-owner and employee there. Originally from Portsmouth, Ohio, she lives in Avondale with her two young children. “It actually took a couple years for the pro­cess, but Community Blend opened May 18,” Bell said. According to the Community Blend … Continue reading Community Blend: “Brewing Coffee & Change”