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
This week, Arizona’s House of Representatives passed a bill stating that business owners, churches, corporations and other institutions have a right to refuse service or admittance based on an individual’s sexual orientation. According to supporters of the bill, its aim is to protect Arizona citizens’ freedom to abide by their religious beliefs. In order to legally deny service to a gay or lesbian patron, a person or organization must do so because of a genuine religious conviction that would be burdensome if ignored or contradicted. Under this bill, a “free exercise of religion” defense could be used in cases concerning … Continue reading Arizona’s law and the free exercise of religion
By: Lydia Rogers Xavier Safety has reported that there have been three separate occurrences between July and October of this year in which the master keys had been stolen from the department offices and used to break into other campus buildings. Items such as laptops, textbooks and other miscellaneous personal belongings were reported stolen. Joint investigation has been initiated with Cincinnati, Norwood and Xavier University Police Department. Local bookstores, pawnshops and other shops and businesses in the area have been notified of the thefts and instructed to be alert and keep an eye out for stolen property. So far, one … Continue reading Xavier Safety reports thefts in campus buildings due to stolen master keys
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