SGA to campaign against cyberbullying

By: Taylor Fulkerson  ~Managing Editor~ After the quick rise of the use of the app Yik Yak on Xavier’s campus, the Student Government Association (SGA) will be unveiling an initiative long in the works. The “Live the Commitment” campaign will be a collaboration between SGA and several offices on campus, including the Office of Student Integrity, McGrath Health and Wellness, Title IX, Xavier police and others. The campaign will commence after fall break. According to SGA President Colleen Reynolds, it will give students the chance to commit to one of four focus areas. “‘Live the Commitment’ will encourage students to … Continue reading SGA to campaign against cyberbullying

Definining Jesuit values

What’s behind the buzzwords? What does it mean to be a Jesuit, Catholic university? Well, I’m not sure, but this may be the year that students find out. This year is a special one at Xavier, or at least it ought to be. This year marks several important anniversaries: it is the 200th anniversary of the restoration of the Society of Jesus after it was suppressed for 41 years at the behest of the monarchs of Western Europe, and it is the 25th anniversary of the martyrdom of six Jesuits at the Universidad Centroamericana, the Jesuit university in San Salvador, … Continue reading Definining Jesuit values

ISSJ provides new opportunities through Theology Department

By: Taylor Fulkerson ~Managing Editor~ Community engagement is one of the most common phrases thrown used at Xavier. Now, Xavier’s Theology Department is ready to interpret that phrase for itself. The Institute for Spirituality and Social Justice (ISSJ) is a new initiative of the Theology Department that will offer graduate degrees and certificate programs as well as workshops for professionals in the Cincinnati area. “We are at the intersection of spirituality and social justice, and neither one of these two things is really possible without the other,” Dr. Gillian Ahlgren, director of the ISSJ, said. “There is an intrinsic connection … Continue reading ISSJ provides new opportunities through Theology Department