The jury’s out on recreational courts

Recently damaged courts to remain closed while task force assembles By Olivia Valkner, Staff Writer Xavier is launching a task force to assess the utilization of outdoor recreational sports areas, specifically the outdoor basketball and sand volleyball courts. While students continue to use the sand volleyball courts, the adjacent basketball courts remain closed due to damage inflicted upon the turnstile gate this summer. The gate was frequently used to climb over the courts’ fence and subsequently broke. The basketball courts were built in 2010, and before the fence was installed, people from the surrounding community frequently used the space. The … Continue reading The jury’s out on recreational courts

Xavier to require indoor masking

By Alex Budzynski, Editor-in-Chief University officials announced on Friday morning that all students, employees, visitors and contractors are required to wear a mask while inside all campus buildings, regardless of vaccination status.  According to a statement shared via email, the COVID-19 Task Force made their decision “after carefully reviewing medical guidance from the CDC and our partners at TriHealth and discussing implications for the Xavier community.” They concluded that the rising infection rates of the COVID-19 Delta variant warranted enhanced safety protocols on campus.  The announcement also clarified that masks will not be required while eating or drinking, in residential … Continue reading Xavier to require indoor masking