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2020 Year in Review

COVID-19 has certainly shaped 2020. But it’s not the only noteworthy event from this past year. Before we welcome 2021, we’re taking a look back at this extraordinary year, and the remarkable role Widener played in it.

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Making the Cut with CRISPR

Where can you use Nobel Prize-winning “genetic scissors” to research the impact of heat stress on commercial chickens or fat formation in fruit flies and humans? In Widener’s undergraduate biology and biochemistry labs.

Person filming one of the hosts of the virtual Veterans Parade show in the TV studio

The Parade Must Go On

Two Widener alumni, and their digital marketing company, helped bring Philadelphia’s virtual Veterans Parade to life. They got some help from fellow Widener graduates, current students, faculty, and campus facilities.

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$1.3 Million Grant Awarded to Widener Human Sexuality PhD Student

The Center for Human Sexuality Studies offers the support and flexibility to help students advance in their careers, like Arial Moore who's nonprofit Safe Havynn Education Center received a $1.3 million federal grant to expand teen sexual wellness programming.

Two students and an alumnus walk together past a Wawa sign at company headquarters

Gottahava Wawa… in Your Business Class

This semester, Wawa is embedded as a case study in an introductory management course, with company executives, including Widener alumni, speaking to students and offering advice. It’s just one of several connections between the university and the convenience store chain.