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The Student News Site of St. Joseph's University

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The Student News Site of St. Joseph's University

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St. Joe’s requires students to receive two doses of the MMR vaccine before beiginning on campus. PHOTO: MITCHELL SHIELDS ’22/THE HAWK

Mumps outbreak on Philadelphia-area campus

Alysa Bainbridge March 19, 2019

St. Joe's vaccination policy minimizing effect, not eliminating risk St. Joe’s Student Health Center and the Philadelphia Department of Public Health have advised students on campus to take precautionary...

Fulbright semifinalist Angela Nguyen ’19 in the library. PHOTOS: MITCHELL SHIELDS ’22/THE HAWK

Fulbright recognizes seven St. Joe’s semifinalists

Alysa Bainbridge February 19, 2019

Seven St. Joe's students have been named semifinalists for fellowships with the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, making it the largest number of students to advance to the next phase. Fulbright is...

(left) Jason DAntonio 19, USS president, (center) Whitney Jones 20, USS Secretary of Student Affairs, and (right) Adam Mullen 20, USS Secretary of Mission, at their conference. PHOTO COURTESY OF JASON DANTONIO 19

University provides flight vouchers for students

Alysa Bainbridge February 12, 2019

Conference travel now funded The university’s plan to fund student conference travel by converting its accrued frequent flyer miles into flight vouchers had a bumpy takeoff when the vouchers could not...

Kathleen Sprows Cummings, Ph. D. discusses sexual abuse in the Catholic Church with fellow panelists. PHOTO: DIMETRI WILLIAMS 19/THE HAWK

Panel breaks silence about church sexual abuse

Alysa Bainbridge and Cara Smith February 7, 2019

Cara Smith ’21 co-wrote this story A panel-style dialogue surrounding the 40th Grand Jury Report about sexual abuse in the Catholic Church was held on Feb. 6 in Cardinal John P. Foley Campus Center....

Faculty Senate brainstorms more diverse curriculum

Alysa Bainbridge February 5, 2019

Faculty Senate conducted a discussion about campus climate and what faculty can do to incorporate issues of diversity into the university’s curriculum during its meeting on Jan. 29. Ron Dufresne, Ph.D.,...

Cars pass the updated speed limit sign on City Avenue. 

New devices to enhance pedestrian safety

Alysa Bainbridge January 29, 2019

Pedestrian safety and traffic-flow mechanisms were recently installed on City Avenue as part of an ongoing project to make the road safer. The long-term project by the university is in conjunction with...


St. Joe’s art department loses faculty member

Alysa Bainbridge January 22, 2019

Susan Fenton, M.F.A, inspired students to "think outside the box" Susan Fenton, M.F.A., associate professor of art, died on Nov. 23 of brain cancer at the age of 69. A Philadelphia native who earned...

Bishop Edward K. Braxton, Ph.D., takes the podium in the Chapel of Saint Joseph. PHOTO: JUL HANKINSON 19/THE HAWK

MLK Day lecture addresses ongoing racial injustice

Alysa Bainbridge and Cara Smith January 22, 2019

 Sam Britt '20 and Cara Smith '21 co-wrote this story A service was held Jan. 21 in the Chapel of St. Joseph to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. and discuss the racial divide in the U.S. The event...

Students participate in fitness classes at OPake Recreation Center.  PHOTO MATT BARRETT ’21/THE HAWK

St. Joe’s students lead O’Pake fitness classes

Alysa Bainbridge January 22, 2019

“How you guys feelin’ today? Good?” yelled a woman in printed leggings and a thick cotton headband to keep the flyaways from her ponytail out of her face. The upbeat remix of a pop hit that had...

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