Obama and Trudeau meet for environment

By: Max Creager ~Staff Writer~ Last week, newly elected Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Barack Obama committed to specific policies that would help curb greenhouse gas emissions. Although Canadian prime ministers in the past had frequently visited Washington, the event marked the first official visit by a Canadian prime minister in 19 years. The two countries issued a joint statement on climate, energy and arctic leadership to re-emphasize their mutual commitment to the Paris climate agreement and lay out specific goals and policy proposals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and emissions of hydrofluorocarbons. The joint statement also pledges to … Continue reading Obama and Trudeau meet for environment

UN air-drops food in Syria

By: Max Creager ~Staff Writer~ The UN attempted to air-drop 21 tons of food to more than 200,000 civilians in the besieged city of Deir el-Zour in Syria on Feb. 24. The World Food Programme (WFP) stated that it has not been able to reach the civilian population of Dier el-Zour since March 2014. Wednesday’s drop was the first high altitude drop the WFP has tried over Syria. However, most of the food aid missed its intended recipients. Ten of the 21 pallets of food are unaccounted for, as they drifted away from the city due to high winds and … Continue reading UN air-drops food in Syria

Xavier Journal of Undergraduate Research seeks student research in all academic fields

By: Max Creager ~Staff Writer~ The Xavier Journal of Undergraduate Research (XJUR) is requesting student research submissions from any academic field in 2016. For the past 4 years, the journal has provided an outlet for students who are looking to publish their research both in print and online. The journal started out as a journal of undergraduate research exclusively in the arts and sciences but later expanded to become a journal of undergraduate research in general. Individuals in the business school, professional sciences and innovation are now able publish research in the journal as well. This is a big step … Continue reading Xavier Journal of Undergraduate Research seeks student research in all academic fields