News

WXAV Looks To Increase Listenership

April 18th, 2013

A recent survey of 50 SXU students has found that only 14% of students polled listen to WXAV. WXAV 88.3FM is Saint Xavier’s student run radio station. Founded in 1977 as WSXC, a radio station that would broadcast exclusively in SXU’s diner. The station would change its call letters to…
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History and Political Science Students Honored

April 18th, 2013

On Thursday, April 11 at 6:00 p.m. an induction ceremony was held for new members of Phi Alpha Theta (National History Honor Society) and Pi Sigma Alpha (The National Political Science Honor Society) in the Fourth Floor Board Room. The Xavierite interviewed both Amanda Lopez, Assistant Professor of History and…
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Students Bemoan Food Prices & Gilhooley’s

April 18th, 2013

Complaints predominated at a forum held to discuss Saint Xavier’s Dining Services on Tuesday, April 9 in the diner atrium. The event, cosponsored by the Residence Hall Association (RHA), the Student Government Association (SGA) and the Student Activities Board (SAB) was intended to gauge student opinions regarding the various dining…
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Crowning Ms. Scarlet and Mr. Grey

April 10th, 2013

Praise dancing and a piano solo accompanied by an interpretive dance were the top two talents at Saint Xavier’s Ms. Scarlet and Mr. Grey Pageant on Thursday, April 4. Juniors Kara Lightbourne, a nursing major, and Malcolm Lee, a biology/pre-health major, were crowned as the new Ms. Scarlet and Mr….
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All You Can See On TV

April 10th, 2013

Since 2009, Saint Xavier University’s digital monitor system has provided students, faculty and staff with campus announcements and news in a digital format. Recently, The Xavierite set out to gather details on these monitors, including their overall purpose and possibilities for the future. Jennifer Younker, Executive Director of Marketing and…
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The Xavierite Sits Down with the New Provost

April 3rd, 2013

After a distinguished thirty-three year career at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia (SJU), Dr. Paul L. DeVito becomes Saint Xavier University Provost effective July 1st, 2013. Beginning his career as an assistant professor of Psychology after graduate school in 1980, DeVito currently holds many positions at SJU including Professor of…
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SGA and SAB Combine to Form New Council

April 3rd, 2013

Beginning in Fall 2013, The Student Government Association (SGA) and the Student Activities Board (SAB), will join forces to create the Saint Xavier Council (SXC). The new council will bring together both organizations’ executive positions to establish a single governing board. Samantha Maher Sheahan, advisor for SXC, states, “It’s not…
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Computer Science Department Denied Grant

April 3rd, 2013

The computer science department at the university is no longer being funded by the National Science Foundation grant, which has been offered for the past seven years. In an interview, Dr. Florence Appel, Computer Science professor, further explained the department’s loss of the grant. “We had two successful grant proposals…
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Goose attacks on the rise at SXU

April 1st, 2013

The phrase “angry birds” gained a whole new meaning last Wednesday, March 27 after a Saint Xavier employee found himself the target of a flustered flock of geese. Feathers flew when Peter Kreten, Director of Student Media passed the birds, which were congregating on Saint Xavier’s quad. “And I heard,…
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SXU to cut football program in Fall 2015

April 1st, 2013

Financial difficulties have made continuing Saint Xavier’s football program “unfeasible,” according to a high level SXU administrator, who wishes to remain anonymous at this time.   JUST KIDDING Happy April Fools!!!