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    Gateway, Estate Lighting in Memory of George Floyd

    The University of Scranton will light the Class of 2020 Gateway and the historic Scranton Estate in Crimson and Gold in remembrance of George Floyd the evening of Monday, June 8.
    June 8, 2020

    The University of Scranton will join Scranton area institutions to display lights of crimson and gold the evening of June 8 in remembrance of George Floyd. The University will light the Class of 2020 Gateway and the historic Scranton Estate in the colors of Floyd’s high school in solidarity with the Black community and in the struggle against systemic racism, injustice, hatred and bigotry.

    Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner asked mayors across the country to light their city halls in crimson and gold on June 8. Scranton’s mayor Paige Gebhardt Cognetti in turn asked area institutions to join the city and school district in the initiative.

    The Class of 2020 Gateway features include a lit glass wall etched with the seal of The University of Scranton that spans the center of the four-story west façade of St. Thomas Hall. The historic Scranton Estate on Monroe Avenue of campus was built in 1867 and today houses the University’s Office of Admissions.

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