News in Brief

By: Meredith Francis ~Campus News Editor~ Presidential candidates for 2016 announce candidacy Hillary Clinton, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio have all put their names in the race for the 2016 presidential election. In recent weeks, Paul, Cruz and Rubio announced their intent to run in the Republican primary. Several more Republicans are expected to join the race. Hillary Clinton also announced her candidacy in an online video, confirming media speculation that she would run. Boston Marathon bombing suspect convicted Cuba removed from terrorism sponsor list Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted for his role in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. … Continue reading News in Brief

When money trumps mindfulness

This spring a delegation from the Williams College of Business had the opportunity to tour Cuba, “immersing themselves in the complex, social, political and economic reality that is Cuba today,” according to an article published in April in Xavier Magazine. The article “Hola Cuba” describes the history of “the outcast and ostracized country” to contextualize and explain the purpose of the trip for the business students.The article is deeply troubling at best, however, for reasons pertaining to the attitude expressed about U.S.-Cuban relations as well as the purpose of the trip itself. In short, the trip to Cuba was a … Continue reading When money trumps mindfulness