Jerusalem: a study abroad experience

By: Henry Eden ~Staff Writer~ For the second year in a row, Xavier offered a unique study abroad opportunity during the holiday break in the form of a trip to the Holy Land. Like last year, students were able to tour firsthand the same sites where Jesus lived and taught 2000 years ago while earning course credit in philosophy. Two changes to the program the past year provided the group with better funding and accommodations. Professor Steven Frankel of Xavier’s philosophy department led the trip alongside his colleague Dr. Timothy Quinn. Frankel cited the grant from Cincinnati’s Jewish Foundation and … Continue reading Jerusalem: a study abroad experience

News in Brief

By: Meredith Francis ~Campus News Editor~ Five killed in Jerusalem attacks Two Palestinians attacked a synagogue in Jersusalem on Nov. 18. The attackers used knives and axes to kill four rabbis that were praying in the synagogue and to injure six others. Another woman died of injuries later that day. Three of the rabbis had dual citizenship with the United States and the other with Britain. These killings come as tensions have risen in Jerusalem following conflicts between Palestinians and Israelis in recent months. Ferguson braces for potential unrest Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency ahead of … Continue reading News in Brief