City of Scranton Introducing Rent, Mortgage Assistance to City Residents

City of Scranton Introducing Rent, Mortgage Assistance to City Residents Adversely Impacted by COVID-19 By: Phil Rauch | Managing Editor The City of Scranton is going to be providing rent and mortgage assistance to citizens struggling to pay during COVID-19 shutdowns that have caused business closures, loss of income, and shortened work hours. According to […]

This Week In Aquinas History

This Week In Aquinas History By Kelsey Wynn | Editor in Chief SCRANTON — The University of Scranton Archives and Helen Gallagher McHugh Special Collections at the Weinberg Memorial Library maintains a database of collected and preserved documents, publications, photographs, books and other material it deems of historical value. The archives offer digitized portable document formats (pdf) […]

Walk Through Not-So-Distant Civil Rights History

Walk Through Not-So-Distant Civil Rights History by James Leonard | Staff Writer SCRANTON — The youngest person to walk with Martin Luther King Jr. shared her experiences with students, faculty and the Scranton community. Civil Rights activist and author Lynda Blackmon Lowry participated in the Selma Marches in Alabama throughout March of 1965. “If you […]

Board Of Trustees Unanimously Approves New President: Rev. Joseph G.

Board Of Trustees Unanimously Approves New President: Rev. Joseph G. Marina, S.J. The chair of The University of Scranton’s Board of Trustees announced Rev. Joseph G. Marina, S.J., provost and vice president for academic affairs at Le Moyne College, will serve as Scranton’s 28thpresident beginning this summer. by Kelsey Wynn | Editor in Chief SCRANTON […]

Pennsylvania Native, CrossFit CEO Named On Positive Impact List

by Kelly Nee | Managing Editor SCRANTON – BarBend, a media company for strength sports news, has released a comprehensive list of 20 sports personalities that have positively impacted the industry, including Pennsylvania native Eric Roza, who is the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CrossFit. Almost five years ago, industry professionals realized that there was no one […]

University To Announce New President

University To Announce New President via The University of Scranton on LinkedIn. by Kelsey Wynn | Editor in Chief SCRANTON – The University of Scranton Board of Trustees will name the University’s 28th president at 11 a.m. tomorrow during a live broadcast. There is no registration required for this event and members of the University […]

Pan-African Flag Will Fly For Second Annual Black History Month

Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Black Scranton Project, Glynis Johns, watches the raising of the Pan-African flag at the organization’s inaugural flag raising for last year’s Black History Month, held on Feb. 1, 2020. via The Black Scranton Project. by Ann Siock | Staff Writer and Kelsey Wynn | Editor in Chief SCRANTON […]

University Suspends Campus Access Pending Negative Test Results

University Suspends Campus Access Pending Negative Test Results by Kelsey Wynn | Editor in Chief SCRANTON — University of Scranton Student Life will deactivate Royal Card access to campus buildings and facilities this week for those who have not submitted proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result via their Student Health Portal within 72 […]

Mayor Increases Training Budget After City Fires Police For Racial

via @blackscranton Instagram and Facebook: Dajuan Saunders by Kelsey Wynn | Editor in Chief & Ashley Burdick | Staff Writer SCRANTON – The City of Scranton formally terminated two police officers in June after uncovering what it called “severe, repulsive racial bias” in a statement on measures addressing bias. The 2021 City Budget will now […]

School Adapts Holocaust Museum Project Using Aquinas Archives

by Kelsey Wynn | Editor in Chief SCRANTON – A teacher at Bnos Yisroel Jewish girls’ high school in Scranton is using Aquinas articles from the 1930s and 40s to teach her second classroom adaption of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s History Unfolded project. History Unfolded is a project conducted by the Holocaust Museum […]