Pennies Today, Prepared Tomorrow

by James Leonard | Staff Writer SCRANTON – Professors at The University of Scranton are encouraging students to begin making investments, even if it is just a few pennies per day. Christos Paraginas, Ph.D., an economics and finance professor at the University, said that making mistakes is part of investing, and making them early on […]

University Sponsors Panel Discussion “Democracy In Crisis” About Election Security,

By: Phil Rauch | Managing Editor The University of Scranton, partnering with Keep Our Republic Inc., hosted a Zoom forum featuring several prominent former politicians, law professors, and prosecutors at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Keep Our Republic Inc. is an interest group that seeks to disseminate truthful information about the 2020 election cycle, discredit false voter […]

New York Times Reporter, Scranton Mayor Cite Empathy, Trust as

by Kelsey Wynn | Editor in Chief SCRANTON – The Gail and Francis Slattery Center for Humanities welcomed Mayor Paige Cognetti and New York Times senior writer Eric Schmitt for a virtual lecture in the center’s Humanities in Action series Wednesday. Julie Schumacher Cohen, assistant vice president for community engagement and government affairs at 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 […]

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 […]

Scranton Checks Student Voter Registration Boxes

by Kelsey Wynn | Editor in Chief SCRANTON – With the 59th quadrennial presidential election just over two months out, both the University and the City of Scranton have information and opportunities to offer to those still scratching their heads over voter registration. The University of Scranton Community Relations Office is partnering with U of […]

President Trump to Visit Outside Rival’s Hometown Scranton

by Kelsey Wynn | Editor in Chief SCRANTON, Pa. – President Donald Trump will campaign in Old Forge this week, according to reports from the Trump campaign. Less than 10 miles outside the Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s hometown, Scranton, Trump will speak at the Mariotti Building Products facility, 1 Louis Industrial Drive, on Thursday […]

Why Scranton matters again in 2020

By Shane Savitsky The hometown of Joe Biden and “The Office” is polishing its perennial status as a guidepost for the nation’s political mood. Driving the news: Biden returns to Scranton, Pa., today with a campaign stop just outside the city limits at a metalworking plant, where he’ll deliver remarks on a plan to create jobs […]