Point Park Globe

Super Tuesday shows low youth turnout

Written By Nardos Haile, Copy Editor

March 25, 2020

As the Democratic primaries take place, the youth turnout numbers are in question as Senator Bernie Sanders’ campaign struggles to maintain momentum against former Vice President Joe Biden in the race for the Democratic nomination.  Sanders won an average of 58-percent of the youth vote in every ...

Students ordered to vacate residence halls by Friday

Written By Sarah Gibson, Co-Opinions Editor

March 25, 2020

On March 16, an email from the Office of the President was sent out to the student body informing students that the university would be evacuating the dormitories early. Students were told to be out of their dorms no later than April 3, and the date they moved out would reflect how much of their t...

Elections for SGA begin

March 25, 2020

Candidates for Vice President Bryce Hayzlett Written by Dara Collins Ever since Bryce Hayzlett stood before the legislative body to inform students and fellow senators about the controversy surrounding Turning Point USA, he realized he felt comfortable speaking in front of a crowd when it came to the ...

Western Pa. students laid off after closures of non-essential businesses

Written By Dara Collins, Editor-in-Chief

March 25, 2020

Western Pa. college students are filing for unemployment in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. On the evening on Sunday, March 15, Governor Tom Wolf ordered that all restaurants and bars stop their dine-in services in Allegheny, Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties effective 12:01 a.m. ...

SGA President receives student conduct notice

Written By Sarah Gibson, Co-Opinions Editor

March 25, 2020

On March 11, days before the first COVID-19 case arrived in Allegheny County, the University of Pittsburgh, Penn State, Carnegie Mellon and Duquesne University all declared that brick-and-mortar classes would be taught in an online format to keep large groups of students from gathering in the classroom...

SGA Executive Cabinet plans out rest of semester

Written By Sarah Gibson, SGA Beat Writer

March 18, 2020

On Sunday, March 15th, the Student Government Association of Point Park University (SGA) held an emergency executive cabinet meeting to establish how business would operate through the quarantine for the rest of the semester.  “First off, I believe our students need to know that they still have a studen...

Instruction moves online due to coronavirus concerns

Written By Dara Collins and Jordyn Hronec

March 18, 2020

The university announced last Thursday that class instruction would move online this week on Wednesday, March 18, after having classes cancelled Friday, March 14 through Tuesday, March 17 due to coronavirus concerns. This announcement came on Thursday, March 13, a day after other area universities announ...

University moves to online instruction

Written By Dara Collins and Jordyn Hronec

March 12, 2020

Point Park University announced via an email from the Office of the President on Thursday, March 12 that all face-to-face classes will be cancelled March 13-17. Classes will resume March 18 via online instruction or another alternative form due to growing coronavirus, or COVID-19, concerns. There...

Dean Paylo Comments on Coronavirus

Written By Virginia Garner

March 11, 2020

In an email sent out on March 1 to all Point Park students, Dean Keith Paylo reassured students about the COVID-19, or better known as the Coronavirus. As the number of cases grows, the concerns amongst citizens grow as well. Dean Paylo in accordance with the university nurse, Lauren Hogan, stated...

Department of Community Engagement grows programs, pantry

Department of Community Engagement grows programs, pantry

Written By Jordyn Hronec, Editor-Elect

March 11, 2020

The university’s Department of Community Engagement is rapidly expanding its programs to offer more opportunities to conduct volunteer work, as well as growing its efforts to address students’ basic needs. Heather Starr-Fiedler, the chair of the Department of Community Engagement, said that one...

Offices of Admission, Student Life change housing selection process

Written By Dara Collins, Editor-in-Chief

March 11, 2020

The housing selection process is changing for the Fall 2020 incoming class as well as current students interested in campus housing next year, according to Dean of Student Life Michael Gieseke. New students are asked to pay a one-time maintenance fee of $250 rather than the previous combined down...

SGA passes Spring II budget

Written By Sarah Gibson, SGA Beat Writer

March 11, 2020

The Student Government Association of Point Park University (SGA) passed the budget for Spring II funding at their meeting on Monday in the JVH. An official breakdown of how much money went to which clubs will be found in the minutes on PointSync when they are published on Monday, March 16th. Overall,...