La Salle in the media | Highlights of May

The graduates of the class of 2021 shared their stories with reporters.

La Salle University graduates of 2021 spoke to the media this month about their graduation journey, while faculty and staff covered topics ranging from the start and the 2020 census, to a shortage of chlorine and the conflicts that hiring managers experience.

Here are some highlights for the month of May:

Injury and financial hardship didn’t stop these La Salle graduates from graduating

Philadelphia Inquirer | May 13

Members of La Salle’s 2021 class had to overcome all types of hardship – financial, emotional, personal and professional – to graduate. Five graduates shared their stories of resilience and success with the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Midnight green, meet blue and yellow: La Salle University hosts in-person graduation ceremonies at Lincoln Financial Field

CBS3 | May 14

Preparing for the launch at a 70,000-seat football stadium requires a lot of planning. CBS3 spoke with Gina Scozzaro, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Special Projects, on the University’s partnership with the Philadelphia Eagles to bring events to South Philly.

Find out how La Salle graduates celebrated their entry to the Linc

Philadelphia Inquirer | May 15

A photo gallery of the Ceremonies 2020 and 2021 captures La Salle’s launch ceremonies – the University’s first since 1996 to take place away from its campus in northwest Philadelphia.

Image of members of La Salle University's Class of 2021 as they enter Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia on Saturday, May 15, 2021

La Salle grad balances study with service in the Air Force reserves

Philadelphia Tribune | May 14

Cimone Bates, ’21, obtained her nursing diploma in parallel with her service in the US Air Force reserves. It wasn’t easy either, she told the Philadelphia Tribune, “The nursing program at La Salle is rigorous and difficult, but it was well worth it. I am so excited to graduate. “

Philadelphia area swimming season could take a toll thanks to looming shortage of chlorine tablets

CBS3 | May 6

A shortage of chlorine before summer and pool season could pose problems for swimmers. Swee-Lim Chia, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of Marketing, spoke to CBS3 and shared his thoughts on the panic buying trend.

As restaurants reopen, business owners need more employees

NBC10 | May 4

At present, supply exceeds demand. That’s what employers say when it comes to finding new employees. David Robison, Ph.D., professor and director of economics, offered ideas in an interview with NBC10.

How the 2020 census will reshape the House of Representatives

KYW Newsradio | May 13

The 2020 census will have an impact on the 2022 midterm elections. How bad? KYW Newsradio explores the ripple effects in a podcast, on which Fred Foley, Ph.D., professor of political science, is the featured guest.

—Christophe A. Vito

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