Point Park Globe

Library utilizes online resources

Written By Jessica Dillon

April 17, 2020

Textbooks, editing software, and tutoring are just a few of the resources students lost when they were forced off campus late last month due to the coronavirus outbreak. The university library has been working to provide all of those resources for students at home. Elizabeth Evans, Director of the...

University decides upon in-person commencement later in the year

Written By Nicole Ufheil

April 17, 2020

College students spend years working very hard each semester and dream of graduation day. Recent events concerning the coronavirus outbreak uprooted ordinary life for the class of 2020. Every university moved to online classes and graduations have either been postponed or canceled altogether. According...

How COVID-19 is impacting small Downtown businesses

Written By Winnie Bobbitt

April 17, 2020

While our planet combats the COVID-19 pandemic, society desperately tries to continue on with their day-to-day lives. Millions have been laid off, but some still work despite the government’s stay at home orders. There are small businesses still open, selling life-sustaining products to the public,...

CMI launches collaborative media partnership

Written By Dara Collins, Editor-in-Chief

April 8, 2020

Point Park University’s Center for Media Innovation (CMI) is launching the Pittsburgh Media Partnership, according to a press release last Tuesday. The partnership is supporting 20 news organizations of the Greater Pittsburgh region and their journalists as they report on the COVID-19 crisis to ...

SGA candidates hold debate

Written By Sarah Gibson, SGA Beat Writer

April 8, 2020

This past Wednesday, the Student Government Association (SGA) of Point Park University hosted its very first virtual debate just before voting opened for the presidential election. Alex Popichak, Point Park alumnus and producer at Erie News Now, hosted the debates over Zoom, which were then live stre...

University provides resources for pass/no credit information

Written By Jordyn Hronec

April 8, 2020

On Friday, March 20, students were first informed in an email from the Office of the President that a decision to “amend the academic grading policy temporarily” in response to having all classes be moved online would be made over the weekend and announced on Monday. On Monday, March 23, students were introdu...

Conservatory exercises creativity with online learning

Written By Rosalie Anthony and Jordyn Hronec

April 1, 2020

As the entire university continues the rest of the Spring 2020 semester via remote online learning, both students and faculty in the Conservatory of Performing Arts (COPA) are having to adapt to an online-only world while still engaging in the arts. Steven Breese, the Artistic Director and Dean of COPA, said that...

Students utilize Pittsburgh virtual tip jar

Written By Dara Collins, Editor-in-Chief

April 1, 2020

Danielle Wenner started the Pittsburgh Virtual Tip Jar the day after Governor Tom Wolf’s announcement of non-essential business closures. Wenner, Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Associate Director of the Center for Ethics and Policy at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), wanted to help Pittsbu...

A glimpse of Downtown during quarantine

Written By Dara Collins, Editor-in-Chief

April 1, 2020

On a typical sunny day in Downtown Pittsburgh, Point State Park and the surrounding area would be bustling with foot traffic. Thursday, March 26 was not a typical day.

SGA passes new resolution, discusses upcoming debate

Written By Sarah Gibson, SGA Beat Writer

April 1, 2020

The Student Government Association (SGA) passed a long-talked about resolution on Monday to get rid of the requirement stating that students must have one semester of experience in SGA to run for President or Vice President. While the vote was officially a tie, with five senators voting in favor and fi...

South Side begins bear hunts during quarantine

Written By Jared Murphy, News Photo Editor

April 1, 2020

South Side residents started to put stuffed bears in their windows for children and families walking or driving by to enjoy during quarantine. Communities all over the country are participating in these 'bear hunts'.

Professionals, students offer tips on working from home

Written By Emma Christley

April 1, 2020

With the recent precautions aimed at “flattening the curve” surrounding the spread of COVID-19, many schools and non-essential businesses have temporarily closed their doors, causing students and workers to adopt an online, “work from home” format. For many, this is the first time they are ha...