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The importance of self-isolation

The importance of self-isolation

Alex Mark April 18, 2020

Philadelphia is currently under a stay-at-home order in an effort to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus and, more specifically, to protect vulnerable populations such as the elderly and people who...

Letter to the Editor: Student Senate response

Letter to the Editor: Student Senate response

Alex Mark February 5, 2020

The St. Joe’s University Student Senate continues to be disappointed by the lack of respect for human rights and dignities shown on our campus. Although discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation...

GRAPHIC: Kaitlyn Patterson 20

K-Pop Crash Course

Alex Mark September 17, 2019

It’s official: South Korean pop music, or K-pop, is taking the world by storm. According to a study done by the Korea Foundation, a non-profit which aims to promote a better international understanding...

Sign outside Hub of Hope in Suburban Station. PHOTO: MITCHELL SHIELDS ’22/THE HAWK

City declared Code Blue

Alex Mark February 5, 2019

Student volunteers work with homeless through severe weather   As temperatures dropped into single digits last week, Philadelphia declared a Code Blue throughout the city. A Code Blue is called...

(LEFT) Marly Rene, 19 and (RIGHT) Ashley Bliss, from Americorps VISTA Biology Department, speak to a Gompers student about SJU Science Outreach.  PHOTOS: MITCHELL SHIELDS 22/THE HAWK

Gompers School holds first annual health fair

Alex Mark January 30, 2019

City initiative provides health information and resources to community Samuel Gompers School, located behind St. Joe’s campus, held its first annual Health Fair for students and community members on...

Angus Murray, executive director of the Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support. PHOTO: MITCHELL SHIELDS 22/THE HAWK

Changes coming to Kinney Center

Alex Mark January 29, 2019

After two months on the job, the new executive director of the Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support is starting to make a list of what he would like to accomplish during his tenure at St. Joe’s. Angus...


Former St. Joe’s Jesuit rector dies at 88

Alex Mark January 22, 2019

Rev. Charles Currie, S.J., remembered as kind and approachable Rev. Charles Currie, S.J., former rector of the St. Joe’s Jesuit community, died on Jan. 4 at the age of 88. Currie, who had a background...

Student senators vote in favor of raising the student activity fee.  PHOTO: MITCHELL SHIELDS 22/THE HAWK

Student Senate votes to raise Student Activities fee

Alex Mark January 22, 2019

University Student Senate (USS), voted Jan. 14 to approve a motion that would raise the student activity fee by $20 per student, a decision which will be finalized by the Board of Trustees at their February...

Spinelli at the Hong Kong Red Cross Special Education and Rehabilitation Service 50th Anniversary International Conference The Challenge of Diversity: Meeting Special Education Needs in the Era of Accountability in December 2004. PHOTO COURTESY OF DEPT. OF SPECIAL EDUCATION

Loss of a leader

Alex Mark November 27, 2018

Cathleen Spinelli, Ph.D., dies at age 67 Cathleen Spinelli, Ph.D., professor and former chair of special education, died Nov. 12. A certified school psychologist and special education teacher who received...

Fewer pick times for spring class registration

Alex Mark November 13, 2018

Recent registration cycle serves as “test case” More students were able to register simultaneously for spring 2019 classes this semester as a result of IT updates designed to keep the server from...


Sexual violence survivors recount experiences

Alex Mark November 13, 2018

#MeToo at SJU wall displays student accounts #MeToo at SJU, a collection of accounts from students who survived sexual violence, is on display in the lobby of the Francis A. Drexel Library until the...

The provosts office is located in St. Thomas Hall on Lapsley Lane (Photo by Rose Barrett 20).

University begins provost search

Alex Mark October 24, 2018

University Provost Jeanne Brady, Ph.D., will complete her three-year term at the end of the academic year with a new provost set to be hired some time in the spring of 2019. Hiring a candidate by next...

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