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    Common Experience

    Freshman Common Reading Experience gives Widener students a fresh perspective of the surrounding community. Read More...

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    Engaging in liberal arts

    Widener offers a distinct liberal arts education that combines traditional fields of study with community-based learning Read More...

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    Doing Business

    Widener students help small businesses grow through their work with the Widener SBDC. Read More...

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    Presidential Honors

    Widener named to President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for eighth consecutive year. Read More...

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    Excellence in Teaching

    Widener names three faculty Distinguished University Professors. Read More...

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    A Precedent in Print

    Widener students in a Magazine Journalism course were published in the inaugural issue of Chester magazine. Read More...

Recent News

  • Senior Political Analyst David Gergen to Speak at Widener Monday, January 26, 2015

    Senior Political Analyst David Gergen to Speak at Widener

    Senior Political Analyst David Gergen, who served as an adviser to four U.S. presidents of both parties, will speak at Widener University at 1 p.m. Monday, February 9 in the University Center Webb Room. The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited.

  • Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalists to Speak at Widener UniversityTuesday, January 13, 2015

    Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalists to Speak at Widener University

    Wendy Ruderman and Barbara Laker, the two Philadelphia Daily News reporters who earned the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of a Philadelphia police corruption scandal, will speak at Widener University on Wednesday, Feb. 4 at 6:30 p.m. in Founders Hall Room 109. The event is free and open to the public.

  • Widener Again Receives Community Engagement Classification from Carnegie FoundationWednesday, January 7, 2015

    Widener Again Receives Community Engagement Classification from Carnegie Foundation

    Widener University, which was among the first colleges and universities nationwide to be classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a "community engagement" institution in 2006, has again received that select designation following an intensive application and review process.

  • Widener Advancement Head Named Professional of the YearMonday, December 15, 2014

    Widener Advancement Head Named Professional of the Year

    Linda Durant, senior vice president for university advancement at Widener University, had been named Professional of the Year by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District II. Durant will accept the award Feb. 2 during the CASE District II Conference in Washington, D.C.

  • Widener Named to President's Community Service Honor Roll for Eighth Consecutive YearWednesday, December 10, 2014

    Widener Named to President's Community Service Honor Roll for Eighth Consecutive Year

    Widener University has been named to the 2014 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll "With Distinction" in the General Community Service and Education Community Service categories. Widener has been named to the Honor Roll every year since its inception in 2006.

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