Snow causes confusion with classes

XU adopts new inclement weather policy requiring asynchronous classwork By Hunter Ellis and Chloe Salveson, Multimedia Managing Editor and Show Manager Xavier’s new inclement weather policy, along with over three inches of ice due to Winter Storm Landon, stirred widespread confusion for both students and faculty about the nature of snow day classes. The new policy, which requires asynchronous work on inclement weather days, does not replace the old one, as there may be instances where classes need to be canceled.  However, Dr. Rachel Chrastil, Provost and Chief Academic Officer, emphasized the added flexibility the new policy offers the university … Continue reading Snow causes confusion with classes

Tuition to increase for 2014-15

By: Rich Meyer ~Staff Writer~ Students will see another increase in their tuition bills for the 2014-2015 school year. Last week, Xavier administration along with the university’s Board of Trustees announced the finalized rates for tuition and fees for the next academic year. Next year, the tuition will be about 3 percent higher for full-time students than in the 2013-14 school year. The extra funds from the tuition increase will go directly back into the university and will be used to offset extra costs forecasted in the next school year. “For the year ahead this includes new academic programs, Xavier … Continue reading Tuition to increase for 2014-15

Winter Weather

Both the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Public Schools closed their doors on account of cold weather Jan. 27 and 28. Temperatures dropped below zero, notwithstanding wind chill. Xavier stayed open with only minor delays on Jan. 23 and Jan. 28. The decision for calling a snow day is a joint process involving Provost Scott Chadwick, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Beth Amyot, Physical Plant and Xavier University Police Department. The decision involves safety conditions on campus and in Greater Cincinnati. At temperatures recorded this week — zero degrees Fahrenheit and below — and a mild wind — … Continue reading Winter Weather