Each Friday, we will include historical facts about the college in
The Dome, on Facebook and Twitter. Flashback Fridays are another part
of our yearlong sesquicentennial celebration, which culminates in 2020
when Canisius turns 150 years old.
Today, we flash back to March 1993 when former President James (Jimmy) Carter Jr. visited Canisius to deliver a poignant lecture on the social condition of the United States.
Speaking at the invitation of the William H. Fitzpatrick Lecture Series, Carter opened his remarks recalling his initial encounter with the Queen City. “The first crisis I faced as president,” he said, “was the horrible storm that affected all of Buffalo back in January 1977.”
The crowd of 1,500 laughed as the president shared his story but the tone turned more somber as Carter went on to discuss issues of poverty, illiteracy and drug abuse in the United States. In closing, he encouraged Canisius students, faculty and friends to “break out of the ivory tower” and set an example by reaching out to those in need.
Canisius College has been closely monitoring the ongoing spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 for several weeks. The health and safety of our students, faculty and staff is our number one priority and all college decisions are based on the well-being of our campus community.
Out of an abundance of caution, Canisius College is proactively taking the following steps to ensure the successful completion of the spring 2020 semester:
Beginning on March 23, after spring break, the college will move to its Academic Continuance Plan to teach classes remotely until at least April 13, following Easter break. Remote instruction may continue until the end of the spring semester.
At this time, the college will remain open and staff should report to work.
All residence halls will close on Thursday, March 19, at 5 p.m. until at least April 13.
Canisius-sponsored events of 50 or more people, whether on or off-campus, are cancelled until further notice.
The college has suspended all non-essential, college-sponsored international and domestic travel involving students effective immediately through the end of May.
All students, faculty, and staff who intend to travel (whether for personal or professional reasons) in the coming weeks are asked to voluntarily self-report their travel plans. This will help us provide our community with relevant guidance as we continue to monitor the situation.
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference has cancelled all spring sports competitions, practices (including captain’s practices), effective tomorrow, March 13th and other athletic related activities for the remainder of the 2020 Spring semester. The remainder of its current conference tournament currently being held in Atlantic City, New Jersey is also cancelled.