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Professors: lenient grades ‘hurt everyone’

Professors: lenient grades ‘hurt everyone’

Written By Allison Schubert, Copy Editor
April 18, 2017
Filed under NEWS

A study done by the Pew Research Center last year said that 27 percent of all independent college and university presidents believe that their faculties grade too leniently. For some, this is a serious issue that needs to be resolved. To others, this is an impossible statistic to measure. Grade...

Tanzilli assumes role as dean of Rowland School of Business

Tanzilli assumes role as dean of Rowland School of Business

Written By Alexander Popichak, Editor-in-chief
April 18, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Point Park’s School of Business now has a name and a Dean. Point Park President Paul Hennigan announced Tuesday morning the university is naming its school of business after the school’s largest benefactors George and Kathleen White. In addition to naming the school, former school of business...

Hennigan: increased student need drives annual tuition hikes

Hennigan: increased student need drives annual tuition hikes

Written By Emily Bennett and Alexander Popichak
April 18, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Tuition set earlier this year for the 2017-2018 school year will increase for all students by 3.9 percent due mostly to an increased need for student financial aid, according to President Paul Hennigan. “We have been cutting expenditures here at the university for seven years now in an effort to...

Proposed cut of Federal Work Study concerns students

Proposed cut of Federal Work Study concerns students

Written By Robert Berger and Jordan Slobodinsky
April 18, 2017
Filed under NEWS

In President Donald Trump’s most recent budget proposal, the Federal Work Study (FWS) Program is projected to be cut in order to save funds. In the United States, more than half a million students depend on the program, and at Point Park, 240 are enrolled, according to student employment coordinator...

Master space plan presented to USG

Master space plan presented to USG

Written By Alex Grubbs, USG Beat Writer
April 18, 2017
Filed under NEWS

In February, a loval architecture company reached out to student government on their collaborative plan to re-landscape the university. Now, they have an update on what their 10-year renovation plan might entail. WTW Architects Director of Planning Derek Eversmann spoke to United Student Government...

Bertha, Heron elected USG President, Vice President

Bertha, Heron elected USG President, Vice President

Written By Alex Grubbs, USG Beat Writer
April 11, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

In the one of the largest voter turnouts for student government elections in recent years, Robert Bertha and Davion Heron rose as the next president and vice president, respectively. United Student Government (USG) President Blaine King announced the results on Monday after last week’s election...

Full-time faculty organizes demonstration

Full-time faculty  organizes  demonstration

Written By Josh Croup, Co-Sports Editor
April 11, 2017
Filed under NEWS

More than 20 full-time faculty members wearing matching union t-shirts turned out Saturday to greet prospective students outside Lawrence Hall as contract negotiations approach the summer months. Faculty who showed up to demonstrate Saturday as students and their families arrived to Admitted Students...

‘It’s On Us’ campaign promotes sexual violence awareness

‘It’s On Us’ campaign promotes sexual  violence awareness

Written By Carley Bonk, Copy Editor
April 11, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Point Park University posted an “It’s On Us” campaign video on its Facebook page March 30 to raise awareness for sexual violence on college campuses, an issue the university is focused on addressing.

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Students, teachers argue necessity of textbooks at university level

Students, teachers argue necessity of textbooks at university level

Written By Zac Seymour
April 11, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Some students shell out hundreds of dollars for textbooks, only to find out later in the semester that they didn’t need to be purchased after all -- causing students to question the signifance of buying or renting their books.

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University tests Blackboard alternatives

University tests Blackboard alternatives

Written By Lauren Clouser, Staff Writer
April 11, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Point Park is gradually growing closer to finding an alternative to Blackboard, the university’s learning management system (LMS). The LMS Committee, made up of 13 faculty and staff members, is considering four options for the update, which include Blackboard Ultra, the updated version of Point...

Proposed rule sparks debate in meeting

Proposed rule sparks debate in meeting

Written By Alex Grubbs, USG Beat Writer
April 4, 2017
Filed under NEWS

A brief altercation over a new student government contract occurred after a rule not official in the constitution was unveiled. The rule outlines that members should meet with at least two constituents a week and document the meeting. “Do you guys not want to meet with your constituents?” United...

Candidates present their visions at debate

Candidates present their  visions at debate

Written By Jordan Slobodinsky, Co-Opinions Editor
April 4, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Presidential and vice presidential candidates debated the topics of tuition, food service and a myriad of other issues that students face. “It was a very entertaining experience to have our beat reporter and our president talk to us and ask us questions,” USG presidential candidate Charles Murria...

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