Villanova student Alex Tantum felt inspired to bring the excitement of Major League Baseball (MLB) and its players to Instagram—through their fashion, culture and personality. In late 2019, he launched an Instagram account called MLBFITS. Tantum wanted MLBFITS to appeal to a younger fanbase and to be a platform where players could express themselves through their fashion. To date, he has more than 24,000 followers, including 100+ major league players.
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The award recognizes colleges, universities and districts that “enable students to learn what they naturally do best and apply their strengths to thrive in school and all areas of their lives.” Villanova, along with Georgia State University, were selected from a small number of finalists among the more than 1,000 schools which partner with Gallup on their strengths-based strategy.
Villanovans Receive “One Body in Christ” Award from Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Office for Persons with Disabilities & Deaf Apostolate
Villanova University Director of Disability Services Steve McWilliams, PhD, and the University’s VUnited team have been named a recipient of the “One Body in Christ” Award from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Office for Persons with Disabilities & Deaf Apostolate. The award was presented at the conclusion of the annual Archdiocesan Mass for Persons with Disabilities on Sunday, April 25, at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia.
In its first year in the competition, a team of students from Villanova, Drexel and Rutgers universities has been named a finalist in NASA’s Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts—Academic Linkage (RASC-AL) program.
Villanova Students Develop Innovative Solutions at First-Annual Health Hackathon Focused on COVID-19
Students from across Villanova University came together for the first annual Health Hackathon, a three-day, virtual event hosted earlier this semester by Villanova’s Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship Institute (ICE).
Villanova University President, the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, has announced the appointment of Kathleen J. Byrnes, JD, as Vice President for Student Life, effective April 1, 2021. Byrnes succeeds the Rev. John P. Stack, OSA, who is retiring after 50 years of service to the University.
Event Horizon Telescope collaboration, of which assistant professor of Physics Joey Neilsen, PhD, is a member, has announced new findings are images reveal magnetic fields around M87 black hole.
Archdiocese of Philadelphia Renews Partnership with Villanova School of Business to Offer Master of Science Degree in Church Management
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced that it has renewed a unique partnership with Villanova University’s Center for Church Management to offer an innovative two-year, online Master of Science in Church Management degree designed to provide students with a high-level skill set in effective church management.
The silver, white and gold ribbons seen shimmering above the Augustinian cemetery on Main Campus are a public remembrance of the losses mourned by members of the Villanova community due to the COVID-19 pandemic.