La Salle’s 21st-Century Renaissance

It’s a new day in higher education. Like many universities, La Salle must work harder and market smarter to drive enrollment. With 102 colleges and universities within 50 miles of Philadelphia—12 of them Catholic—competition is steep. As a result, La Salle must attract more students from a wider range of academic and socioeconomic backgrounds, while […]

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Highlights

Why I’m Giving Back—John Langan, ’63

“John, you’re wanted in the principal’s office,” Sister Annuciata said to me. I was a high school senior at Central Catholic High School in Reading, Pa., and had never been asked to see Father Leichner. “Is something wrong?” I worried as I walked down a flight of faculty-only stairs to his office. Father Leichner greeted […]

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A Man of Complex Simplicity

“He was a teacher first and embodied the Christian Brothers. He was the very best of La Salle.” —ANDREW GUZMAN, CURRENT DOCTORAL STUDENT If a life well-lived is measured in the number of people we touch, then the reach of Brother Joseph Burke, F.S.C., Ph.D., ’68, spanned the farthest corners of the world. From a […]

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The New “Patients” of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences

The School of Nursing and Health Sciences has four new participants, and while they may look like fellow students or professors, they aren’t even human. La Salle’s state-of-the-art Interprofessional Simulation Center is home to four lifelike simulators—adult, maternity, child, and infant—that can replicate the bodily functions of actual human beings. These “patients” might sound eerily […]

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The Academic Discovery Program: A Bridge to the Future

When it comes to La Salle’s Academic Discovery Program (ADP), facts and figures tell only part of the story. What capture its essence best are individuals—students, faculty, and staff—dedicated to making the program truly transformative. Through the ADP, Elizabeth Pinckney, ’97, M.A. ’11, was the first of her 11 siblings to graduate from college. “There […]

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Mission In Action

Nelson Mandela once said that education is the most powerful weapon which can be used to change the world. With so much talk surrounding the state of the education system and inner-city schools, it’s easy to fall skeptical or even pessimistic of that philosophy. But every week day, students make their way down Broad Street […]

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Sielski & Murphy

In the Daily News and Philadelphia Inquirer offices on 8th and Market Streets, David Murphy, ’05, and Mike Sielski, ’97, are in a small room prepping for their weekly Not Another Philly Sports Talk Show podcast. The topic, like it usually is in the realm of Philadelphia sports journalism, is the Eagles. Today is a […]

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