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Free speech activist visits CMI

Free speech activist visits CMI

Written By Carley Bonk, Editor Elect

October 30, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Free speech activist Mary Beth Tinker visited the Center for Media Innovation Oct. 23 to share her story with students regarding her role in the historic 1969 Tinker v. Des Moines Independent School District Supreme Court case. Tinker fought for the freedom to wear a black armband in protest of the Vietnam...

USG discusses struggles to fill seats, committees

Written By Amanda Andrews, USG Beat Writer

October 30, 2018


Filed under NEWS

The United Student Government (USG) discussedstudent representation and student organizations during Monday’s Legislative Body Meeting.  Also discussed was an opportunity for USG members to serve on committees at Faculty Assembly meetings. Concerns about the Faculty Assembly meetings ranged from the ...

University cuts chairs’ spending on “personal items”

Written By Sarah Gibson, Co-News Editor

October 23, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Point Park administration continued budget cuts by limiting university funding for department spending. On the list of items cut are pet care, flight upgrades, coffee, bottled water, food for faculty meetings and ibuprofen. These items are now classified as “personal items” by the university, even i...

Health services reduce walk-ins

Written By Sarah Gibson, Co-News Editor

October 23, 2018


Filed under NEWS

The Student Health Center will be operating with new staff and new hours this semester. In an email sent to Point Park students by Michael Gieseke, dean of student life, it was revealed that starting November 1, the Student Health Center will be open Monday through Friday from 8:45 a.m. to noon and from...

USG swears in new parliamentarian

Written By Amanda Andrews, USG Beat Writer

October 23, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Former Senator Matthew Spadaccia was sworn in as United Student Government’s (USG) new Parliamentarian at this week’s Legislative Body Meeting. USG has been without a Parliamentarian for nearly three weeks following the sudden resignation of former Parliamentarian Alex Popichak. Spadaccia was ele...

First Amendment conference held at Duquesne

First Amendment conference held at Duquesne

Written By Carley Bonk, Editor Elect

October 23, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, NEWS

Nationally-recognized and local media figures gathered on Duquesne University’s campus this Sunday and Monday to discuss the importance of the First Amendment. “The National Conference on the First Amendment: Bedrock of American Freedoms” offered attendees the opportunity to learn about issues revo...

Walking on broken glass

Walking on broken glass

Written By Gracey Evans, News Photo Editor

October 23, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, NEWS, PHOTOS

Autumn arrives with AppleFest

Autumn arrives with AppleFest

Written By Jake Berlin, For The Globe

October 23, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, NEWS, PHOTOS

USG talks concerns with CulinArt dining options

Written By Amanda Andrews, USG Beat Writer

October 16, 2018


Filed under NEWS

CulinArt representatives responded to an informal question and answer session from United Student Government (USG) and anyone in attendance at this week’s USG Legislative Body meeting. The session lasted just shy of an hour as CulinArt General Manager Kristy Weiss and other CulinArt managers fie...

Administration clarifies Playhouse funding

Written By Mitchell Drake, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018


Filed under NEWS

The new Pittsburgh Playhouse is funded through multiple distinct foundations, companies and operations, despite unfounded claims from students that the space was funded by increased tuition. The Playhouse consists of ninety-one rooms spanning over 90,411 square feet of new construction, costing appr...

Point Park professor premiers doc

Written By Sarah Gibson, Co-News Editor

October 16, 2018


Filed under NEWS

A new documentary produced by a Point Park professor gave an early screening at the Center for Media Innovation Wednesday, an hour before its premiere on WQED. The thirty-minute documentary, “Downstream,” aimed to uncover threats and imperfections within the water systems in Pennsylvania. Gina Catanzar...

Playhouse hosts gala with performances, cocktails and alumni

Playhouse hosts gala with performances, cocktails and alumni

Written By Sarah Gibson, Co-News Editor

October 16, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, NEWS

Donors dressed in black tie and formal attire funneled into the new Pittsburgh Playhouse on Thursday to attend a gala held in honor of the opening. The gala was held for those who donated money towards the efforts to build the Playhouse. A cocktail bar was offered during the beginning of the night al...