Xavier printing goes green

By: Jess Larkin ~Copy Editor~ As a step towards creating a more sustainable campus, Xavier’s IT Green Printing Team will be running its campaign, “Cut Back, Don’t Cut Down,” over the next month before finals to encourage students to print with less paper. Since 2008, when President, Fr. Michael Graham, S.J. signed the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment, Xavier has been working to become more “climate neutral.” The Print Management Program was initiated this year through the technology department. It estimated that, last year alone, students printed over 4 million pages, which means on average, each student printed … Continue reading Xavier printing goes green

Xavier honors ‘Kindertransport’ hero

By: Jess Larkin ~Copy Editor~ In the months leading up to World War II, Nicholas Winton travelled to Prague to see what had become of the many Czech refugees, many of whom were Jewish, who had been displaced by the German invasion. Many of the refugees were children whose parents would later be imprisoned and killed in Nazi concentration camps. Winton, realizing the fate of these children, spent the next few months organizing “Czeck Kindertransport,” an operation that would save 669 children. Xavier’s Center for Interfaith Community Engagement recently collaborated with the Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education (CHHE) to … Continue reading Xavier honors ‘Kindertransport’ hero

Student challenge to encourage leadership

By: Jess Larkin ~Copy Editor~ The Sophomore Leadership Challenge (SLC) returns next semester. The challenge, adapted from the book “The Student Leadership Challenge” by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner, is a four-week program in which sophomores go through intensive challenges to sharpen their leadership skills on campus. The challenge gives sophomore students the opportunity to learn more about what it takes to be a leader and to reflect on their experience. Sophomore students attend four sessions about leadership over the course of four weeks and later complete the challenge. After completing the four sessions, sophomores choose six challenges … Continue reading Student challenge to encourage leadership