Point Park Globe

Concerns surround money allocation for Drake Bell event

Lillian Hinckley (left) of the School of Arts and Sciences and Chris Blount (right) of COPA are sworn in as senators at Monday's SGA meeting.

Written By Sarah Gibson, SGA Beat Writer

January 29, 2020

The Student Government Association (SGA) of Point Park University discussed Spring I funding at their meeting on January 27th, 2020. After the funding period closed last week, SGA decided to allocate $14,051.68 to different Point Park clubs and $10,200 to the internal SGA budget. Some concern was...

An explanation of Trump’s impeachment process

Written By Logan Dubil, Staff Writer

January 29, 2020

The concept of impeachment was implemented into the Constitution to remove any sitting civil officer from office for committing a crime. Numerous individuals have experienced the impeachment process for a handful of reasons. However, when it comes to offices with higher levels of power, such as the President...

President details actions of university inclusion plan

Written By Dara Collins, Editor-in-Chief

January 29, 2020

Point Park University President Paul Hennigan sent an email to the student body, faculty and staff on Monday evening listing the actions in the university’s plan to enhance its culture regarding inclusion. This email comes after the semester’s first town hall style meetings on Jan. 13 and 15....

Coronavirus mimics common illnesses

Coronavirus mimics common illnesses

Written By Luke Mongelli, Co-News Editor

January 29, 2020

The fifth case of the Wuhan Coronavirus in the United States has been identified by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This particular Coronavirus originated in Wuhan, China. The virus is believed to have spread from a wet market within the city, where raw meat is sold and served...

Inadequate facilities generate photography department unrest

Inadequate facilities generate photography department unrest

Written By Jordyn Hronec, Editor-Elect

January 29, 2020

The photography department, currently housed within the School of Communications, has been in a state of unrest due to inadequate facilities, according to the head of the department, April Friges. The department currently has its facilities on the fifth floor of Academic Hall, where there are several...

City of Pittsburgh tops charts with worst air quality in United States

City of Pittsburgh tops charts with worst air quality in United States

Written By Jake Dabkowski, Co-News Editor

January 29, 2020

The city of Pittsburgh had the worst air quality in the United States on Thursday, Jan. 23. That statistic was reported by AirNow, a website that the government uses to track the air quality of the entire country. According to the site, on Jan. 23, the Air Quality Index (AQI) for the Liberty-Clairton...

University to offer new M.A. in Environmental Journalism

Written By Stephanie Kroll

January 22, 2020

A brand new 36-credit master’s degree program will start up at the beginning of the Fall 2020 semester for anybody interested in furthering their communications career in environmental journalism. In years past, Point Park University offered an undergraduate degree in environmental journalism,...

Campus collaborative restaurant fails less than a year after opening

Campus collaborative restaurant fails less than a year after opening

Written By Jake Berlin, Staff Writer

January 22, 2020

When students returned last week for the Spring semester, some lost their favorite place to eat, while others lost their jobs. Wolfie’s Pub and Molinaro Ristorante, both operated locally by MW Hospitality in the Market Square area of Pittsburgh, shut their doors suddenly over the first weekend of...

Pittsburgh holds fourth annual Women’s March

Pittsburgh holds fourth annual Women's March

Written By Lauryn Nania

January 22, 2020

The weather wasn’t forgiving in the city on Jan. 18th; however, the icy rain didn’t stop hundreds to gather at the Pittsburgh City County building to participate in Pittsburgh’s fourth annual Women’s March. Tracy Baton, founder of the Pittsburgh Women’s march, knew to expand the Women’s ...

City announces new homeless shelter project downtown

The Allegheny County Jail located on Second Avenue in Downtown Pittsburgh. The future homeless shelter will be built on city-owned land near the jail.

Written By Luke Mongelli, Co-News Editor

January 22, 2020

The city of Pittsburgh has officially announced a project to build a homeless shelter for the less fortunate citizens in and around the downtown area. Mayor Bill Peduto announced that the local corporate and non-profit community has come together to fund an aid to the ever growing homeless crisis...

Professor files 18-count lawsuit against university

Written By Dara Collins and Jordyn Hronec

January 22, 2020

A longtime professor claims in a 65-page lawsuit that deep fissions between her and two professors rooted in the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, among other differences, resulted in a wide assortment of discrimination and retaliation against her. Chairwoman of the Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS)...

SisTersPGH relocates after fire scorches previous location

Written By Virginia Garner

January 22, 2020

On Jan.11, 2020, Pittsburgh community members gathered for a night of music and giving back at the north Oakland house venue known as “Lavender Town,” for a SisTersPGH benefit show. The show included performances by Pittsburgh local artists Willow Hill Motel, Baseball Dad, Go home, Eddie, Luke...