Main Street residents speak out

Barricades put up by the City of Cincinnati to prevent gun violence draw ire By Tess Brewer, Staff Writer The regular bustle on Main Street in Over-The-Rhine (OTR) has looked different these past three weeks, following restrictions put in place by city administration and police in the wake of the mass shooting on Aug. 7.  These measures, including metal barricades and a heightened police presence, have impacted residents and small businesses in the area. Prior to the shooting, weekend nights on Main Street saw the sidewalks busy with activity. Now metal bike racks, which line the sidewalks stretching from south … Continue reading Main Street residents speak out

CFJ adds new Protestant chaplain

Rev. Justin West joins the CFJ, bringing knowledge and a positive outlook By Tess Brewer, Staff Writer Reverend Justin West has joined the Center for Faith and Justice (CFJ) as the new Protestant chaplain, as well as the new Faith and Race Program Director.  He has embraced involvement on campus and is eager to start conversations with students about “faith, race, life — and the intersection of all three.”  Before coming to Xavier, West was involved in the Chicago area as a youth minister in a local church and also directed nonprofit youth programs. While he has had experience working … Continue reading CFJ adds new Protestant chaplain