History and Making of University of Scranton

The Pioneer Jesuit Faculty, the first Jesuits to run the University of Scranton, courtesy of The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Memorial Library. by Ann Siock | Staff Writer SCRANTON – On Friday, Jun. 12, 1942, the last of the La Sallian Christian Brothers left the recently christened University of Scranton under the cover of nightfall, […]

Scranton 1 of 4 Jesuit Universities Without Language Requirement

by Jordan Toohey | Staff Writer SCRANTON – The University of Scranton’s World Languages and Cultures Department houses numerous language programs and courses, none of which are a requirement for students. The department is located in O’Hara Hall and offers programs in Hispanic Studies, French and Francophone Studies, International Language-Business, Italian, and Classical Studies. It […]

WUSR Scranton Radio Programs

by Kelsey Wynn | Editor in Chief SCRANTON – General Manager and Chief Station Operator of 99.5 WUSR FM Scranton James Riley released a list of new regular radio shows scheduled for the fall semester, separate from the station’s usual alternative rock format. The shows will run weekly throughout the semester, and are run primarily […]

Students Confess Campus Stealing

by James Leonard | Staff Writer SCRANTON – It is no secret that theft occurs throughout college campuses nationwide. So, what are students at the University of Scranton stealing and why? Miguel Valencia has taken University-owned desk chairs and tables from study rooms to use as his own in the past. “I initially took chairs […]

October Commencement Canceled

by Kelsey Wynn | Editor in Chief SCRANTON – The University of Scranton has canceled planned class of 2020 commencement celebrations scheduled for Oct. 24 and 25 amid growing coronavirus concerns. The University released the notice of cancelation in an email to the class of 2020 from Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., president of the […]

Willie Mays Aikens to Speak with U of S Students

by Kelly Nee | Managing Editor SCRANTON – Former MLB player Willie Mays Aikens will be The University’s next Humanities in Action lecturer in an upcoming virtual panel. Aikens is interested in speaking with the youth, specifically in higher education, about his life experiences with the Kansas City Royals, but more importantly as an African […]

University Website Includes Diversity Initiative

by Maggie Westerman | Staff Writer SCRANTON – The University of Scranton has launched a Diversity and Inclusion website in accordance with their continued efforts to raise community awareness. The website, which can be found under the “About Us” tab on the University’s website, features resources, ways to report, educational efforts and previous announcements made […]

University Switches to Targeted Testing Approach

by Kelly Nee | Managing Editor SCRANTON – The University of Scranton is implementing a new approach to testing that will target the most heavily affected groups. Stan Zygmunt, director of news and media relations, said that the university is aiming to conduct 1,200 screening tests per week. These tests will primarily be offered to groups […]

Professors Across Country Hosted Nationwide Teach-In for Racial Justice

By: Phil Rauch, Aquinas Managing Editor SCRANTON – In the wake of protests across dozens of American cities and boycotting of NBA and WNBA games, academics across the country have decided to take part in speaking out. This new protest movement, dubbed the #ScholarStrike, took place on Sept. 8-9 to protest racial injustice in the […]

Everhart Museum Ever Hopeful Following Successful Reopening

The Everhart Museum reopened on Saturday, Sept. 5 after nearly six months of being closed to the public due to COVID-19. via Jeffrey from Dunmore. by Kelsey Wynn | Editor in Chief SCRANTON – The Everhart Museum will host a virtual exhibit opening for its new exhibit “Eyes on America” on Oct. 8, following a […]