Chauvin convicted for the murder of George Floyd

Xavier professor speaks to the need for systemic change By Joseph Cotton, Education & Enrichment Coordinator Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all three counts for the murder of George Floyd on Wednesday. He was convicted for two counts of murder and one count of manslaughter in the second degree. He is facing up to 40 years in prison and his sentencing hearing is set for mid-June.  “We’ve developed the mindset in this country that you can’t hold police accountable because if you do so, you are anti-police,” Floyd family attorney Chris Stewart said. “It doesn’t matter if you have … Continue reading Chauvin convicted for the murder of George Floyd

Xavier teams up with the Ohio Innocence Project

Written by: Chloe Salveson, Staff Writer In collaboration with the Ohio Innocence Project (OIP), several Xavier programs co-hosted an event about criminal justice reform last Wednesday. Now, Xavier is actively working to start a new chapter of the OIP at the university.  Co-sponsored by Xavier’s Pre-Law Program, the Pre-Law Society, the Psi/Chi Psychology club, and the Criminal Justice Society, students were joined by exoneree Laurese Glover in a conversation about his own exoneration as a means to examine the current judicial system. Glover, an exoneree who was found guilty of murder due to witness misidentification in 1995, discussed his experiences … Continue reading Xavier teams up with the Ohio Innocence Project

White supremacist group strikes again

By: Alex Budzynski, Acting Editor-in-Chief Hunter Ellis, Managing Multimedia Editor Chloe Salveson, Show Manager Multiple “Black Lives Matter” banners in front of Bellarmine Chapel were vandalized yesterday evening by the same White supremacist group which targeted Xavier two months ago. Immediately following the incident, a replacement banner was installed.  The vandalism took place on Good Friday during the university’s Easter break, meaning campus was relatively empty. One of the few remaining students was sophomore RA Zack Wilson, who reported the vandalism around 10:15 p.m. while walking his dog. “I noticed a sticker on the Kuhlman Hall sign,” Wilson said. “I … Continue reading White supremacist group strikes again