Point Park Globe

Senator Bernie Sanders suspends presidential campaign; students react

Written By Jake Dabkowski, Co-News Editor

April 24, 2020

Senator Bernie Sanders has suspended his campaign to be the Democratic nominee for the 2020 election. This decision makes former Vice President Joe Biden the presumptive nominee. “If I believed we had a feasible path to the nomination, I would certainly continue the campaign, but it’s just not there,...

SGA election results released

Written By Sarah Gibson, SGA Beat Writer

April 24, 2020

On Monday, April 13, 2020, Dean of Student Life Michael Gieseke sent out the election results for the Student Government Association (SGA) presidential election. Dennis McDermott won the popular vote for president with 150 votes, with Grace Tyler Frank-Rempel behind him with 114 votes.  In a state...

Obituary – Tyler Robert White

Written By Dara Collins, Editor-in-Chief

April 17, 2020

Tyler Robert White, 24, of Mt. Lebanon, Pa., passed suddenly on April 3, 2020, according to the Slater Funeral Service website. White was attending Point Park University studying photography. He graduated from Mt. Lebanon High School in 2013. “He was an amazing artist and photographer who sa...

Weighing the risks: ridesharing during a pandemic

Written By Andrew Otts

April 17, 2020

When Brighton Heights native Ben Marmarosa got up for work on March 16, he learned that Governor Tom Wolf ordered the closing of all non-essential businesses in response to the coronavirus pandemic the night prior, so he immediately began to plan for the worst. “I can’t be out of work, I have...

How voting in Pennsylvania is affected by the pandemic

Written By Hayley Farrell

April 17, 2020

Every four years the residents of Pennsylvania gear up for the next Presidential election. Citizens gather at voting centers eager to cast their votes and experience the excitement that comes with sharing their opinion. The Secretary of Pennsylvania, Kathy Boockvar released a statement in late March...

Several students remain on campus following university shutdown

Written By Emma Christley

April 17, 2020

As previously reported by The Globe, on March 17, students received an updated announcement that students would be required to evacuate campus by March 27 rather than April 3 as previously announced. An exemption form was made available to students who felt they needed to remain on campus and only 11...

Professor stuck in Spain due to COVID-19

Written By Cordell Conrad

April 17, 2020

In the dark evening of Mar. 9, 2020, Dr. Helena Knorr, Ph.D., was supposed to finally arrive back to her Wilkinsburg home after two-and-a-half weeks away in Spain. Knorr, a professor of organizational leadership at both the Rowland School of Business and the Department of Literary Arts and Social...

University decides to utilize pass/no credit option for students

Written By Amanda Andrews

April 17, 2020

As campuses across the country shuttered their doors and forced students to relocate, the Point Park administration instructed professors to begin preemptively telling their students during the second week of March that this would likely be the last time they would meet face-to-face during the semester....

Library utilizes online resources

Written By Jessica Dillon

April 17, 2020

Textbooks, editing software, and tutoring are just a few of the resources students lost when they were forced off campus late last month due to the coronavirus outbreak. The university library has been working to provide all of those resources for students at home. Elizabeth Evans, Director of the...

University decides upon in-person commencement later in the year

Written By Nicole Ufheil

April 17, 2020

College students spend years working very hard each semester and dream of graduation day. Recent events concerning the coronavirus outbreak uprooted ordinary life for the class of 2020. Every university moved to online classes and graduations have either been postponed or canceled altogether. According...

How COVID-19 is impacting small Downtown businesses

Written By Winnie Bobbitt

April 17, 2020

While our planet combats the COVID-19 pandemic, society desperately tries to continue on with their day-to-day lives. Millions have been laid off, but some still work despite the government’s stay at home orders. There are small businesses still open, selling life-sustaining products to the public,...

CMI launches collaborative media partnership

Written By Dara Collins, Editor-in-Chief

April 8, 2020

Point Park University’s Center for Media Innovation (CMI) is launching the Pittsburgh Media Partnership, according to a press release last Tuesday. The partnership is supporting 20 news organizations of the Greater Pittsburgh region and their journalists as they report on the COVID-19 crisis to ...