Rail workers threaten to strike

Biden, Democrats announce proposal to prevent a nation-wide strike By Morgan Miles, Staff Writer Over Thanksgiving break, four rail unions announced plans to align and take part in a coordinated, nationwide strike due to issues with staffing levels and scheduling rules that penalize railroad workers. The strike will begin on Dec. 9 unless a deal is reached or proposed legislation preventing a strike is passed. President Joe Biden and Congressional leadership have reached a tentative deal on proposed legislation that would block a strike by the more than 100,000 rail workers who are set to walk out on Dec. 9. … Continue reading Rail workers threaten to strike

Former photo director releases book

Retired XU Director of Photography Greg Rust has event promoting publication By Morgan Miles, Staff Writer The McDonald Memorial Library and the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion hosted an event on Nov. 3 featuring a book talk and signing with retired Xavier photographer Greg Ruston his most recently published book, Light Color Culture. Library officials summarized Rust’s book as “(a showcase of) images from Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ghana, Guatemala, Ireland, Italy, Nepal, Nicaragua, Peru and Puerto Rico, as well as Native American communities in Montana and New Mexico.” The third floor of the library is currently displaying … Continue reading Former photo director releases book

Ethics/religion and society to host discussion

By Morgan Miles, Staff Writer The Ethics/Religion and Society (E/RS) Program at Xavier University is co-sponsoring a lecture and panel discussion, in collaboration with the Brueggeman Center for Dialogue, called “Mindful Utopianism: Real Possibilities for Solving the Ecological Crisis” on Oct. 20 at 4 p.m. in the Kennedy Auditorium.  The panel discussion will feature Drew Pendergrass, an environmental engineer who co-authored the book “Half Earth Socialism: A Plan to Save the Future from Extinction, Climate Change, and Pandemics.”  Pendergrass’ publication spurred the panel’s creation. Its title refers to American biologist, naturalist and writer E.O. Wilson’s idea of restoring half of … Continue reading Ethics/religion and society to host discussion