SJLA Honors Program Trivium Course is Making National Headlines

May 27, 2010

     Who would have thought college students in togas would create such a stir?

     Yet an Associated Press (AP) story and video about University of Scranton students clad in togas for the Trivium, a Special Jesuit Liberal Arts Honors Program course, is appearing in print, broadcast and web outlets across the world.

     The AP story describes the Trivium as “an intensive study of grammar, logic and rhetoric that harkens back to the medieval academy but is unlike anything being taught at an American university today.” University of Scranton Professor Stephen Whittaker, Ph.D., who has taught the Trivium for two decades, and several SJLA students are featured in the video, photos and article.

     The story has appeared in more than 100 publications, including the Boston Globe, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, The Charlotte Observer, Duluth News Tribune, Denver Post, Times of India, Philadelphia Inquirer and University Business.

     The article can be seen at and the video at, among numerous other sites.

Trivium Photo

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