TEDx talks incite hope for change

By: Jonathon Hogue ~Opinions & Editorials Editor~ Xavier hosted a TEDx talk series focused on bringing hope to the future on April 15. This TEDx event was the first on a college campus that was completely orchestrated and organized by college students. The organizers created the event to help millennials understand that they possess an arsenal of tools to combat adversity with hope. The speakers included a former executive from General Electric (GE), a former Xavier Student Body President and a veteran who served in Iraq. The topics, while diverse in their delivery, all had a common theme of finding … Continue reading TEDx talks incite hope for change

TEDxXavierUniversity announces theme

By: Andrew Koch ~Editor-in-Chief~ Technology, Entertainment and Design’s (TED) events, speeches and mantra of exploring “ideas worth spreading” have proven themselvespopular across the internet. Students will soon be able to hear about new opportunities and ideas on campus as TEDxXavierUniversity, an independently organized set of lectures licensed by TED, announced its theme for this year’s conference. The series of talks will focus on “Hope: A Driving Force into the Future” and is scheduled for April 15. While speakers for the event have not yet been finalized, TEDxXavierUniversity is looking for professors, entrepreneurs and other community leaders to share new innovations … Continue reading TEDxXavierUniversity announces theme

TEDx comes to Xavier

By: Lydia Rogers ~Campus News Editor~ TEDxXavierUniversity hosted its 3rd annual lecture event, which worked to inspire students, faculty and community members with a series of presentations on April 11 in Kennedy Auditorium. TEDx events are independently-organized TED talks, which focus on “Ideas Worth Spreading” in the hope of fostering discussion and new ideas. TEDx XavierUniversity is completely student run and is meant to encourage innovative thinking and to prompt purposeful action. The theme of this year’s presentation was “Conflict and Violence: An exploration of their causes, prominence and the unexpected roles they play in our lives.” “Violence has caused … Continue reading TEDx comes to Xavier