Hanycz to be installed this afternoon

Students, staff and Jesuit tradition highlighted during Inauguration Week events By Alex Budzynski, Editor-in-Chief Following a week of celebratory events, Dr. Colleen Hanycz, president, will be installed as Xavier’s 35th president today in Cintas Center. Her inauguration marks a historic changing of the guard, as she becomes the first woman and layperson to serve in the presidency.  “It’s been a generation since Xavier has last had a presidential inauguration, so it really is a moment to pause and realize that it’s bigger than us,” Vice President of Mission and Identity Dr. Debra Mooney remarked. “Now, (Hanycz) is more than who … Continue reading Hanycz to be installed this afternoon

Palin endorses Trump before caucus

By: Regina Wright ~Staff Writer~ Thirteen days before the Iowa Caucus, Sarah Palin, former Alaska governor and 2008 vice-presidential nominee, endorsed Donald Trump at a rally at Iowa State University. “Are you ready for the leader to make America great again?” Palin asked at Trump’s rally. Palin, a Tea Party sensation and a crowd-winner for grass-root conservatives, is the highest-profile endorsement for a Republican nominee so far. Palin’s endorsement came the same day as Iowa’s governor, Terry Branstad, said he hoped Senator Ted Cruz would be defeated in Iowa. Several times during Palin’s speech she compared President Barack Obama and Trump, … Continue reading Palin endorses Trump before caucus

Democratic Party: Be more democratic

In a speech given to the Democratic National Committee (DNC) in Minneapolis in August, former Maryland Governor and Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley attacked the party leadership for designing a “rigged” primary process. O’Malley’s criticism was specifically levied at the small number of debates the DNC announced it would allow, even going so far as to accuse the party of doing little more than facilitating Hillary Clinton’s “coronation.” From an outsider’s perspective, O’Malley’s point makes a lot of sense. The Democratic presidential field is surprisingly small, especially given that the incumbent is ineligible for reelection, the Republicans have more than … Continue reading Democratic Party: Be more democratic