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‘Dreaming’ About Diversity

‘Dreaming’ About Diversity

A few years ago, after watching the Disney film “Frozen,” WilmU alumnus Lenny Williams realized that there was a major lack of diversity in children's characters. He took matters into his own hands with a new book.

The Arch

The Arch

"For having the courage, pioneering spirit and understanding to enter this campus on September 22, 1968.” —Donald E. Ross, President of Wilmington College, 1968–1977

Be Purposeful

Be Purposeful

People love to tell you how busy they are. I’m busy; you’re busy. Everyone’s busy. “Go! Go! Go!” is the mantra of our lives. But what is the point of all of it? What’s the purpose?

The Chosen One

The Chosen One

“I would fight for my liberty so long as my strength lasted, and if the time came for me to go, the Lord would let them take me.” – Harriet Tubman Powerful. Leader. Brave. All are words that come to mind when speaking of Harriet Tubman, one of the most well-known abolitionists in American history. […]

A Profile In Courage

A Profile In Courage

When WilmU student Amanda Potopchuk speaks to students as part of an Opiate Awareness program, she starts by telling them that no one wants to be a drug addict. Then she tells them how she became one.

Up From The Streets

Up From The Streets

Once homeless, this alumnus is now a top detective in the Philadelphia D.A.’s office. The subway. An abandoned car. The stairwell of a housing project building. In the summer, outside near Penn’s Landing. As a teenager, Claude Thomas slept in those places and many others. His mother’s death from breast and lung cancer in 1980 […]

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