University Introduces New Political Science Club

By: Phil Rauch | Managing Editor SCRANTON – The University of Scranton has approved a new club: The Political Science Club. Sophomore accounting major, Ryan Hammer, started the Political Science Club. Political Science Department Chair, Dr. Michael Allison, advises the club. For a club to be official at the University, it must obtain approval from […]

What’s Going On In The Scranton City Council

By: Phil Rauch | Managing Editor SCRANTON – The City of Scranton has faced many issues surrounding the pandemic, business closures, revenue depletion, and most recently the return of students to the city. City of Scranton councilmember Jessica Rothchild said many cities across the country are struggling with financial loss both in economic activity and […]

Scranton Socializing Not Canceled in 2020

via Scranton Fringe Festival Facebook page by Gabriela Fitzpatrick | Staff Writer SCRANTON – As businesses shutter their doors, event halls cancel lineups and the University of Scranton continues its second week of a two-week online instruction period, students say they struggle finding things to look forward to. Several businesses and events in Scranton would […]

Meet the University’s New Dean of The College of Arts

By: Phil Rauch | Managing Editor SCRANTON – On Jul. 1, 2020, Dr. Michelle Maldonado began her tenure as the new Dean of The College of Arts and Sciences. She replaced Dr. Brian Conniff. Dr. Maldonado has extensive experience with the Jesuit style of education. She obtained her undergraduate degree at Georgetown University in French […]

College Jobs: More Than Making Money

by Gabriela Fitzpatrick | Staff Writer SCRANTON – University of Scranton students say not only is pulling off working while studying for a degree a possibility, but various forms of college-age job opportunities offer different benefits for everyone. Josiah Marquez, 21, Taylor Avenue, senior strategic communication major with a concentration in public relations at the […]

Considerations For Moving Off Campus

by Gabriela Fitzpatrick | Staff Writer SCRANTON – Students say the freedom of living off campus at the University of Scranton is abundant, but some things should not be ignored in the process of making the big move. According to current off-campus students, a conversation with friends typically arises introducing the question “should we move […]

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 […]