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

“Scamilton” flaunts copyright and faces outrage

By Morgan Miles, Staff Writer A church fellowship in Texas has gone infamously viral for its Christian rendition of the Broadway musical Hamilton.   In McAllen, Texas, The Door Christian Fellowship Ministries staged an unauthorized production with notable faith-based editing of original songs from Hamilton. Kicking off the beginning of August, the production — dubbed “Scamilton” in critiques and memes receiving millions of views on TikTok and other social media platforms — broadcasted on YouTube and had free tickets available on Eventbrite for the public.   Since Hamilton is still performed live today, and the production team didn’t give permission to the … Continue reading “Scamilton” flaunts copyright and faces outrage