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USG President issues ‘state of USG’ address

USG President issues ‘state of USG’ address

Written By Alex Grubbs, USG Beat Writer
February 21, 2017
Filed under NEWS

The accomplishments, performance and future goals of student government all were included in the first presidential address to students at the university. “We have seen the highs and lows, but the highs tremendously outweigh the lows,” United Student Government (USG) President Blaine King said...

Alumnus sworn in as Pittsburgh’s new police chief

Alumnus sworn in as Pittsburgh’s new police chief

Written By Josh Croup, Co-Sports Editor
February 21, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Point Park alumnus Scott Schubert was sworn in as Pittsburgh’s permanent police chief Thursday after serving as the acting chief since November when his predecessor, Cameron McLay, resigned. The 24-year veteran of the Pittsburgh police force received his bachelor’s degree in law enforcement from...

Pay It Forward holds event to gather toiletries for women

Pay It Forward holds event to gather toiletries for women

Written By Carley Bonk, Copy Editor
February 21, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Pay It Forward hosted its “Bag It Forward” event Feb. 16 to benefit the local women’s shelter, Womanspace East. Club members set up a table in Lawrence Hall lobby Thursday afternoon for passing students to build a bag for a woman in need. Patty Sorg, junior criminal justice major and former...

In brief: Local bomb scare Friday

In brief: Local bomb scare Friday

Written By Zac Seymour
February 21, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Dozens of Emergency crews responded to a bomb scare Friday at the downtown Amtrak station after officials contacted police about a suspicious vehicle that had been parked overnight. Lieutenant Daniel Reed told reporters that Amtrak officials contacted police because the SUV had been left in a “no-parking”...

Director of IT speaks with student government

Director of IT speaks with student government

Written By Alex Grubbs, USG Beat Writer
February 21, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Some classrooms lack a projector or a Smartboard at Point Park, but technology services at the university plan to change this. Costing roughly $25,000 to $30,000, the technology department on campus built an interactive classroom that allows instructors and students to use and write on technology...

Executive order on immigration leaves several Point Park professors in the grey

Executive order on immigration leaves several Point Park professors in the grey

Written By Iain Oldman, Staff Writer
February 14, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Just weeks before President Donald Trump signed an executive order issuing a stay of travelers and immigrants from several countries, Point Park University faculty member Yaser Roshan was on a plane back to the United States from Iran. Roshan, an Iranian national, was confident that he could enter...

CulinArt general manager addresses food concerns; students voice issues

CulinArt general manager addresses food concerns; students voice issues

Written By Alex Grubbs, USG Beat Writer
February 14, 2017
Filed under NEWS

With increasing discrepancies and concern in the food service on campus, its general manager spoke with student government Monday to address them. “We want you to come [to us] with your problems,” Kristy Weiss, general manager of CulinArt at Point Park, said to United Student Government (USG)...

CulinArt: still a work in progress

CulinArt:  still a work in progress

Written By Kayla Snyder, Co-News Editor
February 14, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Point Park’s food provider, CulinArt, has officially been in service for nearly two semesters, and it is responsible for the newly renovated dining hall and café, along with other changes made by the university. One of the changes that CulinArt and Dean of Students Keith Paylo came together to...

USG adds social media standards

USG adds social media standards

Written By Alex Grubbs, USG Beat Writer
February 7, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Student government rolled out a new social media code of ethics as a way to keep professionalism within the organization. A local architect company also spoke to USG about transforming the infrastructure on campus. “Practice discretion… to the best of your ability [in] what you think is necessary...

Monongahela Wharf experiences increase in crime reports, patrols

Monongahela Wharf experiences increase in crime reports, patrols

Written By Manon Riley
February 7, 2017
Filed under NEWS

A scanning of the past few semester’s crime reports indicate that drug violations are becoming a larger problem at the Monongahela Wharf at the edge of Point Park’s campus. For the year 2016, crime reports recorded one drug violation total at the Monongahela Wharf. Only one month into the spring...

Internship and job fair connects students with employers

Internship and job fair connects students with employers

Written By Lauren Clouser
February 7, 2017
Filed under NEWS

The School of Business, School of Communication and Career Development Center have joined forces to host the annual Spring Internship and Job Fair. The fair will take place on Feb 9. from 12-3:30 p.m. in the Student Center gym. According to Angela Scaramucci, the director for the Career Development...

Unsafe water plagues Playhouse

Unsafe water plagues Playhouse

Written By Robert Berger, Co-Sports Editor
February 7, 2017
Filed under NEWS

While Point Park’s campus was excluded from last week’s flush and boil water advisory, the Pittsburgh Playhouse and Oakland residents were affected. “We had to take precautionary measures,” Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto said at a press conference last Thursday. “At no time was your water...