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    University President Speaks about Springsteen

    University of Scranton President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., talked about Bruce Springsteen in a Sirius XM E Street Radio – Be the Boss segment that aired Thursday, Jan. 3.
    January 10, 2019

    University of Scranton President Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., talked about “The Boss” – Bruce Springsteen – for a Sirius XM E Street Radio – Be the Boss segment that aired Thursday, Jan. 3, at 5 p.m. on the Sirius XM channel. Excerpts below.

    The segment was rebroadcast on Sirius XM E Street Radio on Friday, Jan. 4, at 9 a.m. and Saturday, Jan. 5, at 6 p.m.

    Father Pilarz, a medieval and Renaissance literature scholar, is a proud native of New Jersey and a fan of Springsteen.

    Excerpts from Be The Boss

    One of the themes of Bruce’s music near and dear to me is faith. Faith in God, faith in one another and faith that there is something out there bigger than ourselves.


    I want to start the show with my favorite Bruce song, Rosalita. This is a song that spanned my whole life. I danced to it with old friends, new friends and on my grandmother’s coffee table.”


    If I could say anything to Bruce -- there are so many things I'd want to say -- maybe the most important thing would be, ‘Hey Bruce, I'm the president of The University of Scranton. How about if you come give the commencement address this year?

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