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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Ridge Row Roadwork Hits Temporary Roadblock

A construction worker preparing a drill near the Ridge Row site. by Ann Siock | Staff Writer Roadwork limiting access to the University’s Ridge Row parking lot had been scheduled to end this week but could be delayed another one to two weeks while crews make emergency repairs to a nearby sewer main. Crews were […]

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Two Weeks of Remote Learning to Begin Sept. 16

by Kelly Nee | Managing Editor SCRANTON – The University will pause in-person classes for a period of two weeks, beginning Sept. 16 and ending Sept. 30, University President Father Scott Pilarz, S.J., announced today. All students are expected to attend their regularly scheduled in-person classes on Monday and Tuesday of next week. Most classes […]

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Biden Adds Hometown Town Hall to Campaign Trail

by Kelsey Wynn | Editor in Chief SCRANTON – Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden will return to his hometown of Scranton for a town hall next week, CNN announced Thursday. The town hall will air at 8 p.m. ET Thursday, Sept. 17 on several digital steaming and listening CNN platforms, including CNN en Español, CNN […]

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Pick Your Favorite: Scranton Edition

by Kelly Nee  |  Managing Editor SCRANTON – University of Scranton students voted for their favorite on- and off-campus spots through a series of polls on The Aquinas’ Sept 8 Instagram story. Here are the results: Chick-Fil-A vs. Which Wich Chick Fil A wins the first poll! The fast food chain gets 99 votes compared […]