Former Professor Sues University Over COVID-19 Policy

Former Professor Sues University Over COVID-19 Policy By Alex Nunez – Staff Writer A former University of Scranton faculty member filed a lawsuit against the University, its faculty union and the former provost over the school’s coronavirus policy. The professor, Benjamin Bishop, claims the University infringed on his First and 14th Amendment rights by forcing […]

Water Company Fails to Notify University Over Contaminated Water 

Water Company Fails to Notify University Over Contaminated Water  By Alex Nunez  – Staff Writer Pennsylvania American Water, the main provider of water in Scranton, did not notify the university before construction took place on Mulberry Street last month, according to Mark Murphy, director of sustainability and energy management.   The university had at least three […]

Authorities Remove Dangerous Chemical From Student Facilities

Authorities Remove Dangerous Chemical From Student Facilities By Alex Nunez Scranton emergency services participated in the removal of a hazardous substance from Loyola Science Center during the week of Oct. 20. The hazard was discovered during a routine safety inspection by University of Scranton employees according to Stan Zygmunt, Director of News and Media Relations.  […]

Midterm Election Results

Midterm Election Results By Jackson Feiner – Staff Writer Since election day on November 8, all votes have been accounted for in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. PA’s 8th district, which contains the greater Scranton area, had three major elections to vote in.   The gubernatorial race was between Josh Shapiro (D) and Doug Mastriano (R). With […]

Guest Speaker Curtis Zunigha Comes to Scranton

Guest Speaker Curtis Zunigha Comes to Scranton By Victoria Scruse – Staff Writer On November 17, The University of Scranton welcomed Curtis Zunigha, co-director and co-founder of the Lenape Center in New York.   In his public keynote lecture on ”Forced Removal of the Lenape People: History and Homecoming,” at the University of Scranton, he shared the story […]

Midterm Elections Put Economic Policy in Focus 

Midterm Elections Put Economic Policy in Focus  By Aiden Messett and Ryan Hanley – Staff Writers Inflation has joined the list of hot button political issues that are usually emphasized during political campaigns. As many Americans place blame on the Democratic party for feeding record high inflation, many expected a “red wave” of Republican victories […]

First Uganda Trip Since Coronavirus Cancelled Due to Ebola

First Uganda Trip Since Coronavirus Cancelled Due to Ebola By Kyra Krzywicki – Staff Writer The theology department recently canceled its annual intersession trip to Uganda because of an Ebola outbreak in the country.  The decision comes after two years of coronavirus related cancellations, leaving at least three senior classes without the opportunity to take […]

COVID-19 and Inflation Cause Tuition to Rise

COVID-19 and Inflation Cause Tuition to Rise By Alex Nunez – Staff Writer Tuition rates for this semester will rise by over 3%, according to a University official. The rate increase is thanks to the dual crises of the COVID-19 pandemic and inflation.  Tuition rates have become a growing concern for parents as the price of […]

New Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Rises to Power 

New Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Rises to Power  By Victoria Scruse – Staff Writer According to Diana Mastrull, a staff writer from the Philadelphia Inquirer, upon the death of PA Supreme Court Justice Max Baer, Debra Todd will take his place as Supreme Chief Justice.   Todd, a Democrat from Western Pennsylvania will become the first woman […]

Professors Share their Experience in Prison Teaching Program 

Professors Share their Experience in Prison Teaching Program  By Isabella Barberio – Staff Writer Brian Snee, Ph. D. and Duane Armitage, Ph. D. are two professors who have taken part in the prison teaching program, where they taught higher education to prisoners in Pennsylvania.   Although they both joined the program in different ways, they had […]