COVID memorial ornaments campus

By: Joseph Cotton, Campus News Editor & Erin Albright, Staff Writer The university erected a memorial on the Xavier Yard last week, near St. Francis Way, to memorialize the members of the community who have passed away during the pandemic.   The memorial was constructed to honor and celebrate those community members who have died within the past year because of complications with COVID-19 or for another reason. It also remembers the extended Xavier family — the friends and family of Xavier faculty, staff and students — who have passed away. As of today, more than 100 names have been added … Continue reading COVID memorial ornaments campus

Xavier mourns loss of professor

By: Justin Worthing ~Staff Writer~ The Xavier community mourned the loss of economics professor and former Williams College of Business (WCB) Dean Dr. Michael Webb. Webb died on Feb. 1 at age 62 after a prolonged battle with cancer. Originally from Texas, Webb taught at the University of Kentucky before coming to Xavier in 1997. After serving as the WCB Dean from 1997 to 2003, he worked as the chair of Xavier’s economics department before stepping down in 2010 for health reasons. According to Associate Professor of economics Dr. Hasan Faruq, Webb taught courses in micro/macroeconomics, international business and development … Continue reading Xavier mourns loss of professor