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News 2018

An Evening with Steve Forbes

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September 25, 2018

For the second consecutive year, the beautiful Borough of West Chester tops the 2018 list of Best College Towns according to (HSI).As befits the entity that compiled the list, internet connectivity is a prime factor they considered when they set their tool “The U.S. City You Should be Living In” to search for criteria that should be important to college students. They also evaluated low cost of living, walkability, low crime rate, and a predominantly single and educated population. The algorithm uses data from sites across the web, including,,, C2ER,, Kelly Norton, and Walk Score. “We adapted this tool to find cities with an ideal environment for college students,” notes HSI staffer Rachel Oaks.

West Chester University Steve Forbes

West Chester University’s President’s Speaker Series Presents An Evening with Steve Forbes

West Chester University’s Presidential Speaker Series welcomes publishing executive and financial guru Steve Forbes on Saturday, October 20, at 8 p.m. in the Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall, Philips Memorial Building, 700 S. High Street, West Chester. Orchestra tickets are $27 and balcony tickets are $22. Visit to reserve your ticket or call 610-436-2266.

Forbes is the esteemed Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media, and an internationally respected authority in the world of economics and finance. He is one of the most sought-after speakers on economic issues, and is at the forefront of economic debates around the world. He will offer long-standing insights about corporate leadership, capitalism, and the free market.

Forbes’s visit is part of the University’s President’s Speaker Series, formerly known as the Philips Lecture Series. The Philips Lecture Series was originally funded through an endowment created by George Morris Philips, WCU’s president from 1881-1920. According to Philips’s will, the endowment would be used for student scholarships and “for bringing to the college distinguished scientists, scholars, or statesmen.” The series is now funded through the WCU Foundation. Past speakers include Jane Pauley, Linda Ronstadt, Bob Woodward, Elie Wiesel, Maya Angelou, among many others.


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