Saint Joseph’s University and Samuel Gompers School unveiled a new outdoor basketball court at the nearby K-8 school. The court was funded through a recent $100,000 partnership grant from Saint Joseph’s aimed at enhancing the school’s sports and well-being programs.
Top News Stories of 2021
As 2021 and the Year of St. Joseph come to an end, we’re looking back at the most-read stories of the past year. From faculty insight into the presidential inauguration to dream co-op positions and a historic merger agreement with University of the Sciences, here are the stories our readers engaged with the most.
During her co-op with Kellogg’s, Allison Saile ’21 not only oversaw a coronavirus tracker for sales at ShopRite, but she also created a cereal snacking planogram (a blueprint for how products are displayed in grocery store aisles) for a grocery chain in Florida.
Over the summer, Saint Joseph’s welcomed its newest class of Hawks — hailing from 25 states and 10 foreign countries. Meet some of our soon-to-be rising sophomores.
Thousands of students returned to Hawk Hill for the fall semester after a successful on-ground campus experience the year prior. Festivities included a blacklight dance party, casino night, food truck festival, Phillies game and more.
- 10 Day Trip Ideas for Every Hawk
A year of stay-at-home orders left many with a sense of wanderlust. Here are 10 must-visit spots to check out in the new year.
- 3 Major Issues Facing the U.S. Economy
From labor shortages to spikes in unemployment, the U.S. economy was ravaged by the pandemic. Saint Joseph’s experts Laura Crispin, Ph.D., and Eric Patton, Ph.D., weigh in.
- How Students Made the Most of their Internships and Cops During COVID-19
Three students shared what it was like to gain industry experience during the pandemic with co-ops and internships at Fox 29, AmerisourceBergen and Johnson & Johnson.
- University Receives $2M Gift from Alumnus Daniel J. Hilferty ’78 and Wife Joan to Support Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support
The generosity of alumnus Daniel J. Hilferty ’78 and his wife Joan Pilot Hilferty will support an innovation fund designed to spur cutting-edge research and clinical approaches to further address the needs of individuals with autism.
- Inauguration Day 2021: What to Expect at Joe Biden’s Presidential Inauguration
In January, Joe Biden was inaugurated as the 46th president of the United States. Take a look back at how his inauguration ceremony looked different amid the pandemic.
- Saint Joseph’s and USciences Expand Opportunities for Students With Historic Merger
The combined University brings together a strong Jesuit academic tradition with the most in-demand professional programs in healthcare and science. Updates at sju.edu/usciences.
- 10 Facts about St. Joseph in Honor of his Feast Day
As the Year of St. Joseph comes to a close, it seems only fitting that our most-read story of the year features our patron saint. Read on for 10 facts you may not know about the University’s namesake.
For more news stories, visit sju.edu/news. Merry Christmas and happy holidays to all of our readers!