By: Lydia Rogers ~Campus News Editor~ The Student Hub permanently replaced the MyXU Portal as the center for student information and resources during the Spring 2014 semester. The switch has caused a bit of confusion for returning and new students alike. The Office of University Communications and the Division of Information Technology partnered over the past year to deliver a new internal web experience for Xavier students and employees. The switch was prompted by the frequently-changing nature of the Internet as well as shifting user habits over the past 10 years. “We made the switch with our students and employees … Continue reading Student Hub replaces MyXU Portal
By: Justin Worthing ~Staff Writer~ The 10-year-old MyXU Portal will be replaced this May by the new and more accessible Student and Employee Hubs. The Hubs, which are currently available to students and faculty, provide a more mobile-friendly format and place the most-used links directly on the homepage. “As we did an audit of all the content within the Portal… there were over 700 links there, which almost by definition makes it unusable” Director of Web and Media Kevin Lavelle said. “The Portal also is not mobile-friendly. As more and more of our users are accessing their Xavier information on … Continue reading University to discontinue Portal for new web Hubs
As SGA elections approach in a week’s time, it is one of the few times students get the opportunity to demonstrate the limited power they have in the administration of the university. We, as students, get to elect our representatives. The president of the student government, through the help of two vice presidents, forms a bridge between the student body (including the Senate) and the administration. He or she is the voice of students at official functions, one of the ways students can advocate for themselves. Student politics does not have a hold on Xavier. Campaign seasons merit attention, but … Continue reading SGA Elections
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