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SXU students celebrate historic election night

More than 70 gather to watch coverage at Student Government Association party

news story image(Left to right) Saint Xavier University students Alexis Ware, Lezza Stewart, Amanda Bock, Markia Kelly, Liv Rossi and Mark Piper at SXU’s Election Party.

Chicago (Nov. 5, 2008) More than 70 Saint Xavier University students gathered to watch coverage of what became a truly historic election night on Nov. 4 at Figaro’s in Regina Hall on SXU’s Chicago Campus, 3700 W. 103rd St.

SXU’s Student Government Association hosted an Election Party for students to enjoy donkey- and elephant-shaped cookies and free election hats and buttons as they watched Democrat Barack Obama defeat Republican John McCain to become the first African-American U.S. president elect.

SGA vice president Mark Piper said McCain and Obama supporters both attended the event and treated each other with respect and civility.

“Not only was it a historic night, but it was great to see such involvement from students,” Piper said. “Everyone was glued to the TVs.”


Contact: Rick Ducat
773-298-3325 or ducat@sxu.edu