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Hennigan reflects on 2016, looks to future

Hennigan reflects on 2016, looks to future

Written By Josh Croup, Editor-in-Chief
December 6, 2016
Filed under NEWS

A primary goal for Point Park President Paul Hennigan in 2017 is to finish fundraising the $14 million needed to complete the Pittsburgh Playhouse, he told the Globe Friday as he reflected on 2016 and looked ahead to the next calendar year. “Spatially, to see it now, I’m jumping out of my skin,”...

Financial dispute among student organizations, USG halts meeting

Financial dispute among student organizations, USG halts meeting

Written By Alex Grubbs, USG Beat Writer
December 6, 2016
Filed under NEWS

Confusion hit United Student Government (USG) as a money dispute between Black Student Union (BSU) and Strong Women, Strong Girls (SWSG) emerged. BSU Treasurer Alannah Owens brought the money concern for its bake sale event to USG’s attention. According to Owens, Kate Shipley, assistant coordinator...

Conversion therapy ban introduced

Conversion therapy ban introduced

Written By Matt Petras, Co-News Editor
December 6, 2016
Filed under NEWS

Pittsburgh City Councilmen Dan Gilman and Bruce Kraus crafted a bill that would ban conversion therapy, a harmful practice implemented to change sexual orientation and gender identity for minors in Pittsburgh. “It’s something I’ve been looking at since I took office three years ago,” Gilman...

Protest runs from Oakland to South Side

Protest runs from Oakland to South Side

Written By Carley Bonk, Staff Writer
November 29, 2016
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

More than 1,500 people gathered Nov. 16 at the Cathedral of Learning in Oakland to march to Pittsburgh’s South Side in a demonstration of support to communities that they felt have been marginalized since Donald Trump’s election. Demonstrators came together in solidarity to support those who have...

On-campus harassment on the rise post-election

On-campus harassment on the rise post-election

Written By Iain Oldman, Co-News Editor
November 29, 2016
Filed under NEWS

Point Park University Chief of Police Jeffrey Besong sent out an email to all students Nov. 14 in response to an increased number of reported incidents of harassments on campus since Nov. 8, the night of the general election. In the email, Chief Besong wrote, “There has been an increase in the number...

Bryan Cranston makes stop at university for Q&A session

Bryan Cranston makes stop at university for Q&A session

Written By Eddie Trizzino, Co-Features Editor
November 29, 2016
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

View an additional photo gallery here. Cinema professor Steve Cuden shared the George Rowland White (GRW) Theater stage with Bryan Cranston, an actor and director known for his roles in Malcolm in the Middle and Breaking Bad, for a Q&A session where he shared stories and from his career on Nov...

Hennigan reiterates mission statement

Hennigan reiterates mission statement

Written By Alex Grubbs, USG Beat Writer
November 29, 2016
Filed under NEWS

Point Park President Paul Hennigan appeared in front of United States Government (USG) Monday to reaffirm his office’s letter to students and faculty with the university’s mission statement. “The message is… we’re a country with laws and protections and freedoms and Bill of Rights,” Hennigan...

Students’ art, talents showcased at Black Student Union open mic night

Students’ art, talents showcased at Black Student Union open mic night

Written By Robert Berger, Staff Writer
November 29, 2016
Filed under NEWS

The Black Student Union (BSU) held Bless Up with BSU, their third open mic night of the semester on Nov. 16 in University Center. “Each month we hold an open mic night because we really like to have the students express themselves, especially through performances,” said BSU treasurer Ni’kyah...

President Hennigan assures “inclusive community” amid election response

President Hennigan assures “inclusive community” amid election response

Written By Josh Croup, Editor-in-Chief
November 17, 2016
Filed under NEWS

Point Park President Paul Hennigan sent an email to Point Park faculty, students and staff members Thursday afternoon discouraging hateful speech and discrimination amid the recent responses to the 2016 presidential election. The response comes days after Point Park faculty members wrote a letter petitioning the university to address a numb...

Faculty write open letter to administration

Faculty write open letter to administration

Written By Josh Croup, Editor-in-Chief
November 15, 2016
Filed under NEWS

Members of Point Park's faculty submitted an open letter Tuesday addressed to President Paul Hennigan and members of administration asking them to address concerns surrounding the recent election of Donald Trump. Faculty Assembly President Matt Pascal sent the letter to full-time faculty members asking...

Gallery: University honors veterans

Gallery: University honors veterans

Written By Gracey Evans, Sports Photo Editor
November 15, 2016
Filed under NEWS, PHOTOS, Showcase

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