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NBC News Lester Holt gave Villanovas 2023 Commencement Address.

McCusker: Lester Holt Addresses Graduating Class of 2023

Cate McCusker, Senior Editor May 25, 2023

Lester Holt is the award-winning anchor of NBC Nightly News who was recently named America’s most trusted television news personality. My Boston roots allow me to see Holt as the Tom Brady of journalism,...

The program allows incarcerated people access to a college education.

SCI Phoenix Program Allows Access to College Education

Arden West, Co-News Editor May 6, 2023

About thirty minutes away from Villanova University lies the SCI Phoenix Project, a maximum security State Correctional Institution. While most Villanovans have never heard of the local prison, to over...

The University received the largest grant in history for its partnership with the Posse Foundation.

University Receives Largest Grant in History for Posse Partnership

Katie Reed, News Columnist May 6, 2023

According to a press release issued on April 24th, the University received the largest philanthropic gift to date, when $20 million was endowed to the Posse Foundation, which the University has had a partnership...

The Food News group aims to mitigate food waste on campus.

Free Food on Campus! “Villanova Food News” Confronts Food Waste

Nicole Liddicoat, Staff Writer May 6, 2023

The food waste epidemic has become an increasingly intense problem, contributing to food insecurity nationwide and high levels of methane gas released from landfills.    Food waste piles on...

Students have enjoyed spring weather ahead of finals and the end of the semester as they prepare for summer break.

Students Share End of Year Sentiments and Summer Plans

Lauren Armstrong, Staff Writer May 6, 2023

It is hard to believe that yet another academic year has come to an end, and students at Villanova are beginning to pack their bags and say their goodbyes, longing for the warm summer days again, yet secretly...

The craft event was hosted at Falvey Memorial Library.

Award-Winning Irish Authors Converse at “Writers and Editors, Ethics and Craft” Event

Katie Lewis, Staff Writer April 26, 2023

Acclaimed writer and editor Lisa McInerney flew from Galway, Ireland to Philadelphia last Tuesday to hold a lively conversation with 2023 Irish Studies Heimbold Chair Mary O’Donoghue on the topics of...

Fossil Free Villanova hosted a demonstration at the Oreo to advocate for the University to choose more eco-friendly investments.

Fossil Free Villanova Advocates for Eco-Conscious Investments

Nicole Liddicoat, Staff Writer April 26, 2023

Fossil fuels are the world’s leading source of global warming pollution due to excessive carbon dioxide emission. Villanova University divests itself from industries based on “morality vs. profitability.”...

Legal interpreters at Villanovas law school refused to return back to work until they were given fair wages.

Legal Interpreter Mentors Demand Better Wages

Katie Reed, News Columnist April 26, 2023

In a partnership between The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) and the Charles Widger School of Law, Villanovans can apply for the Community Interpreter Internship, which introduces them to oral...

The craft event was hosted at Falvey Memorial Library.

Author Steph Cha at Final Literary Fest

Katie Reed, News Columnist April 26, 2023

On April 18th, author, editor and critic Steph Cha arrived on Villanova’s campus as the fourth and final speaker in the 2023 Literary Festival. She did a reading from her book Your House Will Pay, which...

Taffy, public safetys new community canine, was sworn in at the ceremony last week.

Public Safety Hosts Community Canine Swearing in Ceremony

Hannah Sweeney, Co-News Editor April 26, 2023

This past week on campus, the Villanova student body welcomed the newest member of the Public Safety Department: a dog. Taffy, a Golden Retriever and Labrador mix, is a two-year old female who was brought...

Speakers at the Universitys Annual Anti-Poverty Symposium

“Peril and Hope”: Naomi Klein and Raj Patel Panel at the Anti-Poverty Symposium

Zoe Garrett, Staff Writer April 26, 2023

On Tuesday, April 18th, Villanova hosted its second-annual Anti-Poverty Symposium, an event that boasted the motto “Unitas in Action: Fighting Poverty and Living Sustainably.” There were a total of...

Veterans services recently received a large grant.

Villanova University Receives $1.25 Million Dollars Towards Military and Veteran Services

Lauren Armstrong, Staff Writer April 26, 2023

On April 17th, 2023, Villanova University announced a $1.25 million dollar donation from Brian F. Prince as an endowment for the Director of the Office of Veterans and Military Services. Prince, President...

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