The sources that supply water to Philadelphia residents faced potential chemical contamination in late March. Public mistrust in the water supply’s safety grew, stemming from delayed communication from city officials. Crisis communications expert Michael Smith, Ph.D., an associate professor of communication, spoke with KYW Newsradio about dealing with issues in real time.
Nayeli Picon, ’23, leads campus student organizations and has held internships with Johnson & Johnson. After graduation, she will turn attention toward her nonprofit Proyecto Dalia, to provide education for students in low-income communities. Al Dia has the story.
The buzz of this year’s NCAA Tournament had the Philadelphia Inquirer recollecting the best Final Four moments involving Philadelphia teams. Checking into the newspaper’s top-10 list was the Explorers’ 1954 NCAA championship, led by Tom Gola, ’54.
Tony Chapman, ’76, is one of six Pennsylvania basketball coaches to accrue more than 900 career wins. The Inquirer tells the story of Chapman, a La Salle alumnus who recently retired as the boys basketball coach at Bucks County’s Holy Ghost Prep. Said one of Chapman’s former players: “A teacher impacts more people in a year than most people do in their lifetime. When you look at Tony and you look at the impact that he’s had not only on the players, but the other coaches and the impact that those coaches have had on all of their players — It all stemmed back to him.”
La Salle received a grant from the National Endowment for Humanities to fund a humanities-focused bridge program. The Spotlight on Humanities in Higher Education grant will support the Access Language Through Academics (ALTA) program, an initiative through the Bilingual Undergraduate Studies for Collegiate Advancement (BUSCA) program.