Haitian envoy resigns

By Grace Hamilton, Staff Writer The State Department official who served as the U.S. special envoy to Haiti has resigned due to complaints of the Biden administration’s “inhumane” treatment of Haitian immigrants.  Daniel Foote, who was named the special envoy in July, sent his resignation letter on Sept. 22. His statement, in part, read: “I will not be associated with the United States inhumane, counterproductive decision to deport thousands of Haitian refugees and illegal immigrants to Haiti…”  Foote’s assignment as envoy came after the assassination of Haiti President Jovenel Moïse in July. The assassination occurred amid a rising wave of … Continue reading Haitian envoy resigns

Haiti suffers after Hurricane Matthew

By: Henry Eden ~Campus News Editor~ Following the devastating landing of Hurricane Matthew, humanitarian aid efforts in Haiti have increased to help fight the ongoing cholera outbreak while an interim government organizes itself to provide assistance to Haitian residents. The storm that touched down on Oct. 3 has already claimed the lives of at least 1,000 people and displaced thousands more according to Fortune Magazine. There are reports that say there are at least 175,000 people in shelters, according to Haiti’s national civil agency. In the wake of the destruction, the United Nations has reported a cholera outbreak, with more … Continue reading Haiti suffers after Hurricane Matthew

Xavier continues community garden development efforts

By: Lauren Young Xavier’s sustainability program pushes forward with the development of the community garden and its inclusion of permaculture. Working together within a neighborhood is essential to this approach and it can be seen in the way that the proposed location of the garden in Victory Beach is actually City Park’s property, so the neighborhood must approve the plans in order for the project to begin. Ann Dougherty, Xavier’s sustainability coordinator, takes pride in the fact that rather than drawing up plans and simply asking the neighborhood council for approval, her team has actively worked together with members of … Continue reading Xavier continues community garden development efforts