Piper Kerman comes to Xavier

By: Taylor Fulkerson ~Managing Editor~ Piper Kerman, on whose memoir the Netflix series “Orange is the New Black” is based, addressed an audience of students and staff at Xavier on Feb. 3. Kerman spoke about her time before, during and after her term of 13 months at Federal Correctional Institution, Danbury in Danbury, Conn., in 2004 and 2005. She addressed themes such as race, class and power dynamics in the correctional system, ideas for prison reform in the United States and the Netflix television series that grew out of her memoir. Hosted by Student Activities Council (SAC) and Xavier’s Department … Continue reading Piper Kerman comes to Xavier

Convocation: Graham talks university’s future

By: Taylor Fulkerson ~Managing Editor~ President, Fr. Michael Graham, S.J. spoke to faculty, staff and students on Feb. 2. He explained the still-developing Xavier Way initiative, the current budget issues facing Xavier and the university’s plan for tackling the future. The Xavier Way is an initiative that will be a strategic map, but not plan (which would focus on specific initiatives and their achievement) that guides the university forward for decades to come. The Board of Trustees approved the plan late last year, noting that the most important measure to strengthen the university is to enhance the sense of mission … Continue reading Convocation: Graham talks university’s future

Chadwick launches innovation blog

By: Taylor Fulkerson ~Managing Editor~ Provost and Chief Academic Officer Scott A. Chadwick has taken to the web. Joining millenials around the globe, he has launched his own blog. Titled “Systems of Innovation,” his new online presence will “share (his) thinking about innovation in higher education, with a systems focus and engage a community of others interested in this mindset and practice,” according to the blog’s description. Chadwick already blogs for faculty and staff to share good news and information, but the new blog will be different. “I wanted to have another blog to focus on the innovation initiatives at … Continue reading Chadwick launches innovation blog