April 26

Each week, our campus correspondents are out and about taking photos and collecting stories for Campus Corner. Read their articles and highlights below! Browse photos on Flickr.

O Canada!

By: Kelly Lappin

This past weekend Scranton students took a trip to Montreal, Canada! The trip allowed students to explore Montreal on their own and indulge themselves in Canadian culture. The trip begab early Friday morning with a 6 a.m. departure and ended Sunday in the early afternoon. This gave students plenty of time to look around in Old Montreal, Quartier-Latin and Chinatown. Some of the many sights included the famous and beautiful Notre-Dame church, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Olympic Park and much more. The Montreal trip was a once in a lifetime experience. Get ready to sign up for next year’s trip!

Check out some photos from the trip on our Flickr.

Spring Cleaning: Street Sweep 2017

By: Kayla Johnson
Earth Day arrived on Saturday and with it came the students of The University of Scranton, ready to clean up the streets of the Historic Hill Section, and much more. This Street Sweep introduced new elements into sprucing up the students’ home away from home — including painting fire hydrants, installing solar lights, raking out leaves from sewer drains and tidying up around Nay Aug. Thanks to the students, the streets of Scranton look great!

Check out photos from Street Sweep on our Flickr.


Maintain and Sustain: Teach-In with Mark Murphy

By: Kayla Johnson
During Earth Week, the Education for Justice hosted a series of teach-in seminars on different topics and the importance of campus sustainability, religious literacy, environmental literacy, HIV/AIDS in the world and feminist art. Mark Murphy, director of sustainability at the University, gave a talk on how maintaining sustainability on campus affects us and our environment.

Murphy stated there is an inherent importance of maintaining our campus, “If we don’t keep it clean, functional and appealing, students will go to another University.” He also stated that we need to do the same for our planet, because we only have one — and there is simply nowhere else for us to go. Things such as climate change and global warming are real and vital to keeping our earth clean — as one point in his talk stated, “Why continue dirtying our air, water and land? We live here, let’s maintain it and the other things will take care of themselves.”

Learn more about Education for Justice, here.

Holi at Scranton

Hosted by the Asia Club, the Residence Hall Association, the Multicultural Center, the Asian Studies Department, the United Colors Organization and ICA, the event was a great success. See the event in photos by Christine Cicoria ’18 here.

Scranton students took part in Holi, commonly known as the Festival of Colors, on Saturday.

April 27

Spring has sprung in Scranton and our community has taken advantage of the warmer weather, lounging on the Dionne Green and studying under purple umbrellas. The community also came together to celebrate Holi, or the “Festival of Colors.” Read on to learn more about the tradition and other events that took place this week.

As the semester winds down, watch for our #USGRAD16 coverage and, SENIORS, don’t forget to the hashtag when posting about your senior memories or upcoming graduation!

See photos from the semester here.

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