Commentary: Ireland’s Mother and Baby Homes

By: Sophie Boulter, Staff Writer As I rummaged through my pockets for three euro to pay for the day’s newspaper, I paused to have a look at the headline. I had only arrived in Ireland a week prior to study at University College Cork, and due to quarantine rules, reading newspapers was essentially all I could do.   The newspaper’s headline, “Taoiseach Apologises Over Mother and Baby Homes,” gave me a curious feeling of shock without surprise. The unholy trinity of social conservatism, misogyny and abuse that the Catholic Church allowed to continue has led to scandal after scandal.  Ireland’s Mother … Continue reading Commentary: Ireland’s Mother and Baby Homes

Xavier hosts International Education Week

By: Gina Carfagno The Center for International Education (CIE) is hosting International Education Week to celebrate study abroad programs. It is a joint initiative of the U.S. State Department and the U.S. Department of Education that helps promote exchange and prepares students for global environments. This week, the CIE hopes to create awareness and showcase opportunities Xavier offers. “We believe that it’s important to facilitate cultural dialogue and exchange on Xavier’s campus and in the surrounding communities,” Executive Director Lea Minniti said. Two of the week’s events will focus on international careers. One is a presentation called “From Xavier to … Continue reading Xavier hosts International Education Week