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Point Perk officially open for business one semester

Point Perk officially open for business one semester

Written By Hayley Keys, For The Globe

January 15, 2019


Filed under NEWS

A 2018 study published by the National Coffee Association says that approximately 48 percent of college aged individuals drink some form of coffee every day, creating a high demand for the hot beverage on university campuses. Point Park is no exception. When the old Starbucks on the corner of Fort Pitt Blvd. and W...

Students take advantage of growing study abroad opportunities, expand horizons

Students take advantage of growing study abroad opportunities, expand horizons

Written By Diego Febres-Cordero, For The Globe

January 15, 2019


Filed under NEWS

Study abroad programs have exploded in the last two decades. As more and more companies operate internationally, there is a new demand for students who can travel and adapt with ease, offer new perspectives and incorporate new cultures into their products. The growth of programs continued during...

Upcoming class schedules could introduce Fridays

Written By Hayley Keys, For The Globe

January 15, 2019


Filed under NEWS

Point Park students may be adding Fridays to their weekly schedule of classes in the near future, according to university administrators. The change is being considered due to a lack of available classroom space during popular class times. However, some students have expressed concern that the change...

Hennigan addresses housing and tuition

Hennigan addresses housing and tuition

Written By Mitchell Drake, USG Beat Writer

January 15, 2019


Filed under NEWS

University President Paul Hennigan visited the second United Student Government (USG) meeting of the Spring 2019 semester to discuss how Point Park will adjust its tuition pricing structure. Hennigan detailed how the faculty have been studying ways to form comprehensible and fair tuition pricing struc...

Former student among cast members of ‘Hamilton’ hold discussion with students

Former student among cast members of ‘Hamilton’ hold discussion with students

Written By Nick Tommarello, For The Globe

January 15, 2019


Filed under Latest Stories, NEWS

From the man who will kill your family to remind you of his love, to the man who’s not throwing away his shot, Peter Matthew Smith plays King George III and Edred Utomi plays Alexander Hamilton in the national tour of “Hamilton: an American Musical.” The actors paid a visit to the Pittsburgh Pla...

Obituary: Joshua Koch

Written By Carley Bonk, Editor-in-Chief

January 8, 2019


Filed under NEWS

Joshua Koch, 31, of Pittsburgh, passed on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, according to a bereavement notice sent by Dean Keith Paylo on Dec. 13. “It is with great sadness that I inform you of the passing of one of our students, Joshua Koch,” the email read. “Josh was a junior at Point Park University s...

Pro-gun enthusiasts exercise First Amendment rights

Pro-gun enthusiasts exercise First Amendment rights

Written By The Globe Staff

January 8, 2019


Filed under Latest Stories, NEWS

Hundreds of gun enthusiasts from across Pennsylvania came to Pittsburgh on Monday afternoon to rally for gun rights in the city. In mid-December, Mayor Bill Peduto and members of City Council proposed a package of local-level gun control measures inspired by the mass shooting that occurred at the...

Professor reinstated following closed Title IX investigation

Written By Sarah Gibson, Copy Desk Chief

January 8, 2019


Filed under NEWS

Following a Title IX investigation held last October over controversial classroom comments, Dr. Channa Newman has been fully reinstated as both a faculty member and chair of the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences. “She’s always been very controversial in class,” a student source that would ...

USG holds first meeting

Written By Andrew Brinker, Co-News Editor

January 8, 2019


Filed under NEWS

United Student Government (USG) introduced Point Park’s new Director of Title IX, Vanessa Love, in the first legislative body meeting of the new year on Monday. The new hire comes after the University’s former coordinator, Elizabeth Rosemeyer, announced that she would head up the Title IX offic...

Student loan debt: A never ending cycle

Student loan debt: A never ending cycle

Written By Dara Collins, Editor Elect

January 8, 2019


Filed under NEWS

Graduate student Dani McSweeney does not pay a dime as she attends Point Park University to receive her master’s degree. However, a mound of student loan debt still awaits her from the loans she used while working toward her undergraduate degree. Alum Lauren Ortego’s parents told her to not worry about th...

Rugby fundraiser participants sign contract to keep it “PG”

Rugby fundraiser participants  sign contract to keep it “PG”

Written By Mick Stinelli, Co-News Editor

December 4, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Multimedia, NEWS, PHOTOS

Last Wednesday, one of Point Park’s most popular fundraisers brought hundreds into the Lawrence Hall Ballroom for the eighth year in a row: Rent-A-Rugger, where members of the rugby club offer themselves - and a date itinerary - up for auction to the highest bidder. After the money is counted, it’s time to f...

Scooping ice cream for cash

Scooping ice cream for cash

Written By Gracey Evans, For The Globe

December 4, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, NEWS, PHOTOS