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    The University of Scranton held “A Celebration of Community: The Inauguration of Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., as The University of Scranton’s 27th President” Friday, Sept. 21, on campus.
    September 21, 2018

    A Celebration of Community: The Inauguration of Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., as The University of Scranton’s 27th President 

    Inauguration Date: Sept. 21, 2018

    Attendance:

    Total for all events:   3,100 (estimate)

            Inauguration Ceremony:  1,500

            Inauguration Mass: 1,000 (estimate)                

            Inauguration Concert: 600 (estimate)                

    Number of Colleges and Universities Represented: 54

    Oldest College Represented: Harvard University (established 1636)

    Newest College Represented: The Commonwealth Medical College (established 2008)

    Number of School Presidents in Attendance: 11

    Former University of Scranton Presidents in Attendance: 3 (including Father Pilarz as No. 24)

    Quotable: “Where I Love, I Live” Inauguration theme, inspired by the words of Jesuit martyr St. Robert Southwell: “Not where I breathe, but where I love, I live.”

    World Premiere at Inauguration: Joshua Rosenblum’s original composition “Don’t Waste Love,” based on text drawn from inspirational words from Father Pilarz’s addresses to the University community made during his first tenure at Scranton, combined with phrases from poems and writings by other members of the Society of Jesus, including St. Robert Southwell, Gerard Manley Hopkins, St. Ignatius of Loyola and Pope Francis.

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    Local Children Learn about El Salvador

    By: Catherine Johnson ’20, student correspondent
    A University of Scranton international student from El Salvador teaches area elementary school students about her home country.
    Catherine Johnson ’20, Scranton, is an English and philosophy double major and member of the Special Jesuit Liberal Arts Honors Program at The University of Scranton.
    Catherine Johnson ’20, Scranton, is an English and philosophy double major and member of the Special Jesuit Liberal Arts Honors Program at The University of Scranton.

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