The Highlander

Philosophy Department To Publish Journal

Alexandria Smith, Reporter

May 6, 2015

The philosophy department aims to help students publish research before they graduate. A facet of the Living Philosophy Project, the primary goal of the department's new undergraduate journal titled “The Journal of Living Philosophy,” is to help students grow their scholarly accomplishments before they graduate or move...

Group Aims to Assist Elderly With Snow Clean-Up

January 28, 2015

Members of the student group Open Hearts, Open Eyes say the weather is “S’No Problem” to the elderl...

Political disengagement or social irresponsibility? Why Millennials don’t vote

December 3, 2014

Only 13 percent of voters under age 30 cast ballots in the November election - and that's down from 19 percent in 2012. National news outlets, campaigns and political party heads are all asking the same question: Why are Millennials so disengaged from the nation's political system? Student Government President and sophomore...

English Master’s: ‘The Start of Something Wonderful’

Alexandria Smith

November 12, 2014

A professor from England, who also happens to be an English professor, visited campus in October and met with students to talk about the English department's partnership with the University of Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom to offer a new  BA to MA program. The intention of the program is to guarantee “a seamless transition...

Sadat Speaks on Crimes Against Humanity

October 1, 2014

Staff, students, and members of the learned more about  the surprising - and surprisingly serious - problem of Crimes Against Humanity in a lecture by Professor Leila Nadya Sadat on Monday, September 15, 2014. Sadat, who has spent the better part of two decades working against such horrific crimes, defined them as “widespread...

Prof: Crimes Against Humanity Impact Us All

Alexandria Smith, Reporter

September 16, 2014

Students and staff will explore crimes against humanity during a lecture made perhaps even more timely in light of world events. The lecture, “The World-Wide Crimes Against Humanity Initiative” is about an initiative launched by lecturer Leila Nadya Sadat, J.D, director of the Whitney R. Harris Law Institute  and the Harris...

Groups Advocate for Immigration Reform

Alexandria Smith, Web Master

April 15, 2014

Members of the Immigration Reform Group and Campus Ministry are teaming up to promote an immigration reform at a rally in Allentown. From recreating a simulation of a border check point to organizing a postcard petition to send to Congressman Lou Barletta [R-PA], members of the group have worked creatively to br...

Campus Ministry Offers Human Trafficking Presentation

Alexandria Smith, Web Master

April 10, 2014

After dedicating her career to the pursuit of human rights for the vulnerable, Wilkes-Barre native Colleen E. Owens returned to share her research with staff and students. Owens, a researcher with the Urban Institute, has worked extensively to identify challenges related to the prosecution of human trafficking, a topic that...

SAT Changes Impacts Education

Alexandria Smith, Web Master

April 1, 2014

The SAT is set for a dramatic change in 2016, and admissions counselors and academic staffers are considering the impact. According to the recent announcement made by the College Board, a fundamental rethinking of the SAT will include ending the penalty for incorrect guesses, eliminating obscure vocabulary words and makin...

Painter Makes Tabernacle Fit for a King

Alexandria Smith, Web Master

March 18, 2014

A beautiful custom tabernacle adorns the chapel, but its creator isn’t an Italian master: The artist is maintenance painter David Randazza. According to Chris Somers, Director of Campus Ministry, tabernacles are generally very expensive, regardless of the materials used – gold, silver or wood – so it seemed na...

New Shuttle Service Coming

Alexandria Smith, Web Master

March 4, 2014

The university shuttle service is taking a sharp turn. The universitywill drop its contract with Northeast Transport, Inc., which provides service from upper campus to the John J. Passan Hall, and instead do it in-house with campus safety officers behind the wheel. The switch will take place before fall 20...

Students Party 4 Cancer Research

Alexandria Smith, Web Master

February 18, 2014

Sophomore Nick Stanovick and his committee want the community to get ready to Party 4 Life this spring. Party 4 Life is the signature event of the Lucy Fund, a national fund in coordination with the National Foundation for Cancer Research created by Stanovick’s mother following her diagnosis of stage 4 metastatic ...

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