La Salle in the media | June highlights

Liz Mancini, ’23

In June, La Salle faculty, alumni, and administrators appeared in the media to discuss issues such as gun laws, gas prices, student-athlete sponsorships, and the monkeypox virus.

Here are the highlights:

Duke Hires Former Nike Executive Rachel Baker as General Manager | sports illustrated

Rachel Baker, ’13, a graduate and alumnus and athlete from La Salle, made national headlines by agreeing to join Duke’s legendary men’s basketball team as general manager and overseeing the name, image and likeness opportunities for its players .


What could the bipartisan weapon system actually change? | KYW News Radio

Is change on the horizon? Could new legislation reduce gun violence in the US? Brian Wyant, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of Sociology and Criminal Justice, discussed the topic as a featured guest on a KYW Newsradio podcast.


Penn Nursing Ph.D. Student Tarik Khan wins Democratic Primary School in Pa’s 194th Ward. | The Daily Pennsylvanian

Tarik Khan, ’11, a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania, is featured in a story in Penn’s student newspaper.


Expert Opinion: How Scared Should I Be Of Monkeypox? | Philadelphia investigators

Associate Professor of Biology Brian DeHaven, Ph.D., who has studied smallpox viruses for nearly a decade, penned an opinion piece on the recent pandemic.


Pope Francis’ synodality could be key to reaching young Catholics | National Catholic Reporter

A listening and inquisitive Catholic Church will foster greater youth participation, wrote Brother Ernest J. Miller, FSC, D.Min., MA ’95, Vice President for Mission, Diversity and Inclusion, in a recent guest column for the National Catholic Reporter.


La Salle’s Liz Mancini breaks her sister’s record in qualifying for the NCAA 5,000-meter final | KYW News Radio

Before Liz Mancini, ’23, competed in the NCAA outdoor track and field championships, she sat down for an interview with KYW Newsradio to talk about her breakout season.


Actor Matthew McConaughey visits White House to plea for stricter gun laws | PHL17

The passage of stricter gun laws and the introduction of higher mental health clearances were topics of discussion for Mark A. Thomas, Ph.D., assistant professor of political justice, in an interview with PHL17.


In view of rising prices, New York is suspending the state gas tax. Will our area follow? | 6ABC

This would eat into a state’s revenue and limit its ability to support and improve infrastructure, assistant professor of accounting Andy Lafond, DBA, said in a conversation with 6ABC.

– Christopher A. Vito

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