Four distinguished national servant leaders from differing professions - Dr. Vartan Gregorian, Eric Holder, Mary Landrieu, and Earvin "Magic" Johnson - will share life-lessons with graduates at Xavier's May 2015 Commencement. This break from the traditional single speaker will be one highlight of the last Commencement over which retiring President Dr. Norman C. Francis will preside. Visit HERE
Team Xavier - composed of (L-R) Coach Darryl Keller, Alayna Joshalynn Robinson, Jordan David Bates, Delany Arzette Bradford, and Jacqueline Baidoo - has earned a spot in the 26th Annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC) National Championship Tournament, to be held March 21-25 in Torrance CA.
Dr. John Jackson IV '94, President/CEO of Schott Foundation for Public Education, returned to his alma mater to deliver an impassioned speech to students, staff, and faculty at the University's annual Black History Month Convocation.
Retiring XU President Dr. Norman C. Francis, a stout supporter of the University's athletics programs, was immortalized during this past weekend's XU-Dillard Crosstown Classic with the unveiling of his own personal rafter, the latest addition to the sports achievements chronicled atop the Convocation Center. The Rush and Nuggets put an exclamation point on the evening by winning the doubleheaders.
The XU Senior Class of 2015, Project E.A.T. and the M.A.X. Red Cross Club joined with students from the University of Southern Mississippi this past weekend to assist in clean-up and rebuilding efforts in Columbia MS, a community that was heavily damaged by a tornado during the Christmas holidays.