Nation remembers march on Selma

By: Richard Meyer ~Copy Editor~ President Barack Obama and other leaders joined thousands of civil rights activists in a march remembering the events of what is known as “Bloody Sunday” on the weekend of March 7-8. About 70,000 activists crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., the place where Amelia Boynton Robinson and hundreds of other activists marching in a peaceful protest had been severely beaten 50 years ago. Robinson was present for the commemoration and, at 103 years old, was wheeled across the bridge holding the president’s hand. President Obama delivered what has been referred to as one … Continue reading Nation remembers march on Selma

‘March Gladness’ returns to Xavier

By: Rich Meyer ~Copy Editor~ Xavier is launching the second annual social media takeover called “March Gladness” from March 9-11. The program is run by many groups on campus, including students, faculty, alumni and staff. “I love that March Gladness isn’t just about the giving but incorporates it with general engagement of students, staff and faculty,” Molly Dugan, assistant director for leadership and orientation in the Office of Student Involvement Molly Dugan said. Beginning in 2014, the program is designed as both a way to celebrate the Xavier community as well as to promote giving. “In 2014, we decided to … Continue reading ‘March Gladness’ returns to Xavier

SGA holds Student Commitment Week

By: Rich Meyer­ ~Copy Editor~ The Student Government Association (SGA) celebrated Student Commitment Week by bringing the campus together with various events. The week centered around the signing of a banner which featured a new pledge which outlined what it means to be a Xavier Musketeer. “Students here are committed to (living) lives of integrity, justice and generosity and really standing by the mission of Xavier, standing by the things that make us unique individuals for and with others,” SGA Co-Vice President Thomas Edney said. “The language came from looking at different prayers, different things that we wanted to appropriate … Continue reading SGA holds Student Commitment Week