Point Park Globe

Iowa Caucus results delayed Monday evening

Written By Luke Mongelli and Jake Dabkowski

February 12, 2020

UPDATE: The Iowa Democratic Party has released 71 percent of the results from all 99 precincts. Pete Buttigieg leads pledged county delegates with 26.8 percent and is followed by Bernie Sanders with 25.2 percent. Elizabeth Warren is in third with 18.4 percent.  Bernie Sanders leads the popular vote for th...

Governor awards university with Title IX grant

Written By Jordyn Hronec, Editor-Elect

February 12, 2020

Governor Tom Wolfe granted 36 colleges and universities in Pennsylvania, out of 164 four-year colleges and universities across the state, with the “It’s on Us” Title IX program grant. Point Park University was one of them. Point Park received $30,000, the maximum amount that a school can receive...

Trump’s 2020 State of the Union recap

Written By Logan Dubil, Staff Writer

February 12, 2020

Similar to years past, the 2020 State of the Union launched with Paul D. Irving’s (the current Sergeant at Arms of the U.S. House of Representatives), voice echoing through the chamber. President Donald J. Trump entered the United States Capitol Building at approximately 9p.m. on Feb. 4, to not only...

Students bring eating disorder awareness to campus

Students bring eating disorder awareness to campus

Written By Jordyn Hronec, Editor-Elect

February 12, 2020

Two students teamed up with the Center for Inclusive Excellence to facilitate National Eating Disorders Awareness week programming on campus. Maeve Johns, a junior animation major and Allison Hritz, a junior secondary education major, planned events and awareness efforts for Tuesday through Thursday...

City, university celebrates Black History Month

Written By Trish Miralles

February 12, 2020

The City of Pittsburgh celebrates Black History Month with a full series of events, ranging from fun activities presented by the university to highly anticipated networking series hosted by Pittsburgh’s minority-focused organizations. This Thursday, Feb. 13, Point Park’s Black Student Union (BSU)...

Jim Acosta speaks at Playhouse

Chief White House Correspondent for CNN Jim Acosta spoke at the Pittsburgh Playhouse on Feb. 6 as the third speaker in the Media Innovations Speaker Series

Written By Luke Mongelli, Co-News Editor

February 12, 2020

Jim Acosta, the Chief White House Correspondent for CNN, spoke at the Pittsburgh Playhouse on Feb. 6 for another installment in the Media Innovations Speaker Series. Acosta was welcomed with open arms by some, but others in the audience shouted out with cries of “fake news,” and “Infowars,”...

SGA may remove service requirement for election

Written By Sarah Gibson, SGA Beat Writer

February 5, 2020

President Jake Berlin introduced the possibility of doing away with the requirement that a student must serve on SGA for a semester before running for president on Monday’s Student Government Association meeting. President Berlin suggested that removing the qualification would make SGA much more accessible...

Students question safety in South Side

Written By Virginia Garner

February 5, 2020

Multiple reports taking place in various locations stated that the sounds of babies crying or young children pleading for help have been playing outside of peoples’ homes, including in Pittsburgh's Southside neighborhood. It is speculated that the recordings are being used to lure people out of their...

Dean of School of Communication to start in June 2020

Dean of School of Communication to start in June 2020

Written By Dara Collins, Editor-in-Chief

February 5, 2020

Point Park University hired a dean for the School of Communication that will begin this summer. Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs John Pearson sent an email addressed to faculty and staff on Jan. 24 announcing the hiring of Raymond “Bernie” Ankney, Ph.D., as the Dean of the...

2020 Census urges involvement from ‘hard to count communities’

Written By Dara Collins, Editor-in-Chief

February 5, 2020

Pennsylvania’s second lady, Gisele Fetterman, tweeted on Jan. 13 that she will visit all the “hard to count” counties in the state to explain why this year’s census is important. “If you live in this state, you matter to me and you need to be counted,” Fetterman’s tweet said. According...

Helicopter Crash in California kills 9, basketball legend included

Written By Mason Strawn

February 5, 2020

A helicopter crashed and landed into a mountain side in Calabasas, CA on the morning of Saturday, Jan. 26. The crash killed all nine people on board, including the pilot. NBA star and basketball legend Kobe Bryant owned the helicopter and was on the aircraft when it crashed. Alongside Bryant, his...

Besong promotes safety at bus lanes

Written By Luke Mongelli, Co-News Editor

January 29, 2020

A Port Authority bus in North Oakland struck and killed a University of Pittsburgh student on Saturday, Jan. 19. Barbara Como, a 20 year old senior anthropology major, was hit at the intersection of De Soto Street and Fifth Avenue around 12:15 p.m. Como was transported to UPMC Presybyterian Hospital...