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Feature Stories: Winter 2021-2022

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The pandemic may have changed the plan for Wilkes University’s seventh president. But it didn’t change the promise.

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President Greg Cant speaks at his inauguration ceremony on Oct. 1, 2021.

Lighting the Way Forward

The theme of the inauguration of Wilkes University’s seventh president, Greg Cant, was “Carrying Forward Our Promise.” Even though the event took place almost two years after his presidential appointment was announced, the joyful weeklong celebration itself was a promise that Wilkes has a bright future ahead.

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Weckesser Hall was lit up to the sounds of Australian electronic music at the “Light the Way Forward” event on Sept. 24 and 25, 2021.

A Day in the Life of the Simms Center on Main

The Simms Center on Main, dedicated in honor of Ron and Rhea Simms, is “the intersection of campus and the Wilkes-Barre community, and one of the most popular parts of the Wilkes University campus,” said President Greg Cant at the dedication ceremony on Aug. 11, 2021.

The Simms Center on Main is adjacent to the east Gateway to campus on South Main Street in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

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Meet the “Avengers” Behind Wilkes University’s Powerful New WARLOC Supercomputer

Wilkes University booted up one of the most powerful academic supercomputers in the region this fall. The Wilkes Accelerated Research Learning and Outreach Cluster, or WARLOC, is the product of a nearly $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.

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