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USciences Endorses the March for Science

By Jenna Pizzi

March for Science PHLUniversity of the Sciences is proud to endorse the March for Science, a celebration of science which champions robustly funded and publicly communicated science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity. 

“As a university that has prepared students to be leaders, innovators, and practitioners in the healthcare and science fields for nearly 200 years, University of the Sciences is proud to endorse the March for Science and join our fellow champions in this celebration of science,” said David L. Forde, Vice President for Community and Government Affairs. “Since our founding, USciences graduates have contributed to progress in every dimension of the health sciences and are proven everywhere they go.”

The march seeks to unite as a diverse, nonpartisan group to call for science that upholds the common good and for political leaders and policymakers to enact evidence-based policies with the public interest. Other local organizations which have endorsed the march include The Franklin Institute and the University City Science Center.

The March for Science will take place on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, 2017, with an event in Washington D.C. on the National Mall. In addition, there will be more than 320 satellite marches across the country and around the world, including in Philadelphia. The March for Science PHL begins at 11 a.m.

While USciences is endorsing the march, we certainly understand that participation in the event is a personal decision, said Forde.

“As a University, we felt this was a worthy cause to stand behind,” he said.

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