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Black Lives Matter protestor arrested, tensions rise with police

A peaceful protest in the wake of George Floyd, who was killed while in Minneapolis police custody, ended abruptly when Pittsburgh police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at protesters on Centre Avenue on Monday, June 1, 2020.

Written By Nardos Haile, Co-News Editor

September 2, 2020

    After months of Black Lives Matter protests and a string of protester arrests, on Saturday, Aug. 15, a low visibility arrest of a protest marshal in Oakland conducted by the Pittsburgh Police sparked a social media controversy and confrontation between protesters and ...

SGA appoints new senators and executive cabinet

Written By Sarah Gibson, SGA Beat Writer

September 2, 2020

The Student Government Association (SGA) of Point Park University started its first meeting of the fall 2020 semester by appointing four new senators to the legislative body. The senators, Sophie Burkholder, Maggie Hier, Jordyn Hronec and Mya Jackson, have all had previous experience with the organizatio...

Students successfully push for changes to Point Park’s academic plans this fall

Written By Amanda Andrews

September 2, 2020

The road to developing Point Park’s health and safety plan, let alone its academic plan, for students enrolled this semester has been long and involved. The university administration, however, has not been alone in developing its vision of how the university will operate this fall.    Denni...

University “de-densifies” Lawrence Hall, amidst other changes to campus

Written By Jordyn Hronec and Jake Dabkowski

September 2, 2020

Lawrence Hall, one of Point Park’s two primary freshman dorms, has been notorious for its lack of a functioning HVAC system, an issue that has plagued many residents during the warm months at the beginning and ending of the school year. However, this has posed a new problem in the age of COVID-...

Senator Bernie Sanders suspends presidential campaign; students react

Written By Jake Dabkowski, Co-News Editor

April 24, 2020

Senator Bernie Sanders has suspended his campaign to be the Democratic nominee for the 2020 election. This decision makes former Vice President Joe Biden the presumptive nominee. “If I believed we had a feasible path to the nomination, I would certainly continue the campaign, but it’s just not there,...

SGA election results released

Written By Sarah Gibson, SGA Beat Writer

April 24, 2020

On Monday, April 13, 2020, Dean of Student Life Michael Gieseke sent out the election results for the Student Government Association (SGA) presidential election. Dennis McDermott won the popular vote for president with 150 votes, with Grace Tyler Frank-Rempel behind him with 114 votes.  In a state...

Obituary – Tyler Robert White

Written By Dara Collins, Editor-in-Chief

April 17, 2020

Tyler Robert White, 24, of Mt. Lebanon, Pa., passed suddenly on April 3, 2020, according to the Slater Funeral Service website. White was attending Point Park University studying photography. He graduated from Mt. Lebanon High School in 2013. “He was an amazing artist and photographer who sa...

Weighing the risks: ridesharing during a pandemic

Written By Andrew Otts

April 17, 2020

When Brighton Heights native Ben Marmarosa got up for work on March 16, he learned that Governor Tom Wolf ordered the closing of all non-essential businesses in response to the coronavirus pandemic the night prior, so he immediately began to plan for the worst. “I can’t be out of work, I have...

How voting in Pennsylvania is affected by the pandemic

Written By Hayley Farrell

April 17, 2020

Every four years the residents of Pennsylvania gear up for the next Presidential election. Citizens gather at voting centers eager to cast their votes and experience the excitement that comes with sharing their opinion. The Secretary of Pennsylvania, Kathy Boockvar released a statement in late March...

Several students remain on campus following university shutdown

Written By Emma Christley

April 17, 2020

As previously reported by The Globe, on March 17, students received an updated announcement that students would be required to evacuate campus by March 27 rather than April 3 as previously announced. An exemption form was made available to students who felt they needed to remain on campus and only 11...

Professor stuck in Spain due to COVID-19

Written By Cordell Conrad

April 17, 2020

In the dark evening of Mar. 9, 2020, Dr. Helena Knorr, Ph.D., was supposed to finally arrive back to her Wilkinsburg home after two-and-a-half weeks away in Spain. Knorr, a professor of organizational leadership at both the Rowland School of Business and the Department of Literary Arts and Social...

University decides to utilize pass/no credit option for students

Written By Amanda Andrews

April 17, 2020

As campuses across the country shuttered their doors and forced students to relocate, the Point Park administration instructed professors to begin preemptively telling their students during the second week of March that this would likely be the last time they would meet face-to-face during the semester....