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WCU kicks off 9th annual Latino conference

Aaron Gallant, Distribution Manager

October 4, 2017


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This past Thursday and Friday, Sept. 28 and 29, West Chester hosted the ninth annual Latino Studies Conference. Over 40 scholars, community members, activists and professionals presented their work in 26 presentations. The conference began at 8 a.m. on Thursday with registration and a breakfast of coffee...

WCU honors Henrietta Lacks’ legacy

Halle Nelson, News Editor

October 4, 2017


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The Henrietta Lacks story is one that promotes discussion about consent in the medical field, race, class and the rights family have to information about their family member’s medical treatment. West Chester University held a presentation conducted by the Frederick Douglass Institute on Wednesday,...

Hollinger Fieldhouse sustains flood damage

Sunny Morgan, Staff Writer

October 3, 2017


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In early September, the Hollinger Field House and portions of the adjacent Ehinger Gymnasium were flooded due to a pipe burst. This pipe runs under Hollinger Field House and connects to WCU’s geo-thermal system. For five hours, water rushed out and lifted the wooden flooring. “All of the wires...

Professor discusses sustainability and tourism

Aaron Gallant, Distribution Manager

October 3, 2017


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This past Wednesday, Sept. 27, West Chester celebrated the United Nations World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO) World Tourism Day with a lecture by Michael Di Giovine, Professor of anthropology at West Chester University and head of the American Anthropological Association’s Tourism Interest Group. In...

BREAKING NEWS: Students show #WCUStands for Respect

Dave Aston, Special to the Quad

September 27, 2017


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For the second time this year, Pastor Aden Rusfeldt and members of his Matthew 24 group paid a visit to West Chester University’s North Campus last week. Fenced off by an orange barricade, the group spent many hours shouting hate-filled rhetoric to students and other passersby. Their many shouted claims...

Trump delivers UN speech

Aaron Gallant, Distribution Manager

September 25, 2017


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This past Tuesday, Sept. 19, President Donald Trump spoke before the General Assembly of the United Nations at its headquarters in New York. The president began his remarks by appreciating the, “profound honor to stand here in [his] home city, as a representative of the American people, to address...

Brandywine SPCA welcomes animals from hurricane areas

Chelsey Edwards, Special to the Quad

September 25, 2017


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The Brandywine Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, SPCA, of Chester County has been helping animals from around the community for many years. They take in dogs and cats from local shelters and provide care for animals in need. Due to the recent hurricanes, the SPCA decided to extend their...

Hurricane Maria devastates Puerto Rico

Maria Marabito, Special to the Quad

September 24, 2017


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Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands experienced Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma and now Hurricane Maria. According to the Washington Post, Hurricane Maria reached a Category 5 strength and hit Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands with full force. The storm moved at a relatively slow pace compared...

WCU discusses disability in relation to gender

Rachel Spurlock, Special to the Quad

September 24, 2017


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The Center for Women and Gender Equity hosted their first of three seminars in their Sexism+ series on Wednesday, Sept. 20 with West Chester University kinesiology professor, Maria Lepore-Stevens. This first seminar, entitled “Disability and Gender Bias,” discussed the ways in which individuals with...

WCU supports mental health

Erin McFeeters, Practicum Writer

September 24, 2017


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Over 200 West Chester students attended the event sponsored by the Office of Wellness Promotion and the Counseling Center called “Check Up From the Neck Up” on Wednesday, Sept. 20. This event was hosted in the Sykes Student Union with the goal of outreaching to students and exposing them to West...

West Chester carries out 38th Restaurant Festival

Olivia Bortner, Special to the Quad

September 24, 2017


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Live music plays in the background as throngs of people slowly parade through the crowded streets, stopping for cold lemonade, a BBQ sandwich or a family selfie. Tents line the edges of the makeshift walkway, providing handmade, decorative items as well as shelter from the heat. The annual Restaurant...

WCU debuts migrant trail-themed photography exhibit

Emily Rodden, Special to the Quad

September 24, 2017


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On Thursday, Sept. 15, Northern Arizona resident photographer and activist, Michael Hyatt, came to speak in the Phillips Memorial Autograph Library in a presentation of his work “Documenting the Migrant Trail: Between Photography and Activism.” Hyatt is a member of Humane Borders and the Tucson Samaritans,...

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