Editorial: Faculty on Deters’ appointment

This editorial was written by Associate Professors of Communication Wendy Maxian, Ashley Hinck and Leslie Rasmussen and Assistant Professor of Communication Andrew Zolides. The University’s new strategic plan prioritizes “set(ting)the national collegiate standard for Ignatian Civic Engagement” for Xavier’s campus. Senior leadership’s nonresponse to a student petition challenging Joe Deters’ “Justice in Residence” appointment, and the ensuing editorials in The Cincinnati Enquirer, and President Colleen Hanycz’s statements on the Enquirer’s That’s So Cincinnati podcast indicate that they are unserious about achieving that goal.  After the appointment was announced, some students objected, began civically engaging and circulated a petition for their … Continue reading Editorial: Faculty on Deters’ appointment

Claudia Keelan comes to Xavier

By: Aiyana Moore ~Staff Writer~ The Xavier University English Department is busy this fall with two returning series. The Ryan Writers Series and The Expressions of Gender film series works to expose students to artistic talents such as Claudia Keelan, poet and professor. The Ryan Writers Series is named in memory of Xavier alum Robert Ryan. Through the series, several poets are invited to Xavier each year to share their own poetry. Claudia Keelan, a teacher at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, has won the Beatrice Hawley Award and the Jerome Shestack prize for her poetry. She will visit … Continue reading Claudia Keelan comes to Xavier