Written by: Chloe Salveson, Staff Writer In collaboration with the Ohio Innocence Project (OIP), several Xavier programs co-hosted an event about criminal justice reform last Wednesday. Now, Xavier is actively working to start a new chapter of the OIP at the university. Co-sponsored by Xavier’s Pre-Law Program, the Pre-Law Society, the Psi/Chi Psychology club, and the Criminal Justice Society, students were joined by exoneree Laurese Glover in a conversation about his own exoneration as a means to examine the current judicial system. Glover, an exoneree who was found guilty of murder due to witness misidentification in 1995, discussed his experiences … Continue reading Xavier teams up with the Ohio Innocence Project
By: James Neyer ~Staff Writer~ Former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle was horribly beaten in prison recently due to his sentence for child pornography. This did not cause much concern or alarm, but was met instead with the attitude “well, he deserved it” and “what do you expect?” When Fogle was first arrested, there were numerous jokes about him getting beaten up in prison and being forced to “enjoy a footlong.” This joke spread through twitter like a wildfire with the result that most people heard some variation of the same joke. It was not just shared online, but also published … Continue reading No tolerance for prison rape Why sexual assault is no laughing matter
BART leads discussions about important dialogue By: Bias Advisory and Response Team (BART) Certainly we all have biases, right? The answer to this rhetorical question is yes we all do indeed hold conscious or implicit biases or stereotypes that can negatively affect people we interact with everyday, whether in the office, classroom, residence hall, student organizations or on the playing field. Bias incidents happen to all kinds of people, yet something can be done to “de-bias” ourselves, as coined by MTVs’ seven-day race and gender bias cleanse. And so Xavier created BART to respond to and help prevent bias incidents … Continue reading Creating a less-biased Xavier for all
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