La Salle in the media | April highlights

April 27, 2021

Image of students relaxing on the quad at La Salle University.

TIME Magazine, Runner’s World, 6ABC and others spoke with La Salle faculty and alumni

Faculty, staff, and alumni from La Salle University spoke with the media this month about the COVID-19 vaccine, inequality in health care inequality, and President Biden’s faith, among other topics.

Here are some highlights from the month of April:

Is falafel healthy? 3 dietitians give their take

Runner’s World | April 13

Looking for a meal to aid your post-run recovery? Robin Danowski, a registered dietician and assistant professor of nutrition, spoke with Runner’s World about the benefits of falafel.

Joe Biden’s Presidency has highlighted the rifts in the American Catholic Church

TIME Magazine | April 1

President Biden is viewed by some as a more-liberal Catholic—a departure from others when it comes to racial justice, said Maureen O’Connell, Ph.D., associate professor of religion and theology, who spoke with TIME Magazine.

La Salle University creates nursing scholarship for minority students

Philadelphia Tribune | April 17

Starting in Fall 2021, La Salle will award a scholarship to an undergraduate nursing student of color to support diversity in the workforce and nursing education. Kathleen Czekanski, Ph.D., dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences, and nursing alumna Gaye Riddick-Burden, ’99, MSN ’01, for whom the scholarship is named, are interviewed

Against the clock: A Philadelphia nurse practitioner spends his nights rushing across the city to bring COVID-19 vaccines that would otherwise expire to homebound residents

Philadelphia Inquirer | April 17

Nurse practitioner Tarik Khan, M.S. ’11, is featured in an extensive story by the Philadelphia Inquirer, which shadowed him as he traveled to homebound residents and underserved Philadelphians to administer the COVID-19 vaccine.

40 Under 40: Meet the final group of 2021 Philadelphia Business Journal honorees

Brian Baptiste, J.D., director of intercollegiate athletics and recreation, is recognized as a 40 Under 40 honoree for 2021.

These Philly youth STEM programs are getting a boost from the state Philly | April 14

La Salle’s STEM Careers initiative is included in recent Philly coverage after receiving a six-figure grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Education

Race in Philly: The Asian American Experience

NBC10 | April 1

The pandemic has helped expose health care inequality among Asian-American communities, explained Candace Robertson-James, DRPH, assistant professor of public health and director of the master of public health program.

South Jersey man indicted for allegedly hiring hitman to kill 14-year-old

6ABC | April 15

A recent case brought to light the need for parents to take precautions and safeguard their children’s Internet usage. Offering tips was Peggy McCooey, assistant professor and program director of information technology and cybersecurity.

—Christopher A. Vito