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Karen Olivo speaks at the Pittsburgh Playhouse.

Karen Olivo comes to Point Park, encourages students to stand up against systemic oppression

Former Broadway star speaks to COPA about championing diversity, avoiding exploitation of talents in the industry
Written By Amanda Andrews and Kylie Thomas September 15, 2021
Throughout last week, the Office of Equity and Inclusion brought in ex-Broadway star Karen Olivo (she/they) to speak to students with a focus on issues of inclusivity and social justice. Olivo got to have in-depth discussions with students in the Conservatory of Performing Arts (COPA), Rowland School of Business, and School of Communication.

Point Park professor who served as first responder with Flight 93 rescue team reflects

Written By Kumar Simms, Copy Editor September 15, 2021
In remembrance of the 9/11 attacks and their profound impact, Public Administration Professor Robert Skertich shared his experience as a Flight 93 response team member in Shanksville, Pennsylvania during the attacks.
CMI Director Andy Conte in front of panelists Tom McMillian, Deb Erdley, Cindi Lash and Ramesh Santanam.

Center for Media Innovation hosts 9/11 20th anniversary commemoration

Written By Caitlyn Scott, News Editor September 15, 2021
On Sept. 8, 2021, Point Park University’s Center for Media Innovation (CMI) hosted a free, in-person event in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of 9/11.

Two decades of United States involvement in Afghanistan ends amid Taliban takeover

Person on ground at Kabul airport describes last few days of evacuation
Written By Amanda Andrews and Caitlyn Scott September 8, 2021

After 20 years of fighting within Afghanistan, the Pentagon and the Biden Administration released a statement on August 30, 2021, concluding the full withdrawal of the United States Military, officially...

(Photo Credit: Rachel Nash)

Students speak out as Point Park shifts back to in-person classes, raise concerns about health and safety

New coronavirus cases on campus have already been reported for the 2021-2022 academic year
Written By Tia Bailey, Co-Features/A&E Editor September 8, 2021
The Fall 2021 semester has kicked off, with classes being completely in-person. Students no longer have the option to take classes remotely, although COVID-19 is still going strong.

Arbitrator orders university to reinstate 17 non-tenured full-time faculty who received layoff notices last spring

Union and administration teams continue to negotiate new contract as fall semester begins
Written By Amanda Andrews, Editor-in-Chief September 1, 2021
However, as the dust settles from this arbitration process, the university and the union are months into negotiating a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with no end in sight, while students and the wider campus community are still reckoning with the aftermath of the proposed cuts from February.
A sign in an elevator in the Student Center reminds people to wear masks amid the surge of new cases with the Delta variant.

Allegheny County officials urge caution as Delta variant spurs on new surge in COVID-19 cases

Written By Caitlyn Scott, News Editor September 1, 2021
With eight states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, experiencing increases in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, negotiations of mitigation efforts have become prevalent within Pennsylvania for the return of fully in-person operations for businesses and schools this fall.
New Point Park President Don Green at Point Park University in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. (Photo by Megan Gloeckler)

President Donald Green reflects on how previous higher education experiences prepared him for Point Park

Incoming president plans for 7 major objectives at Point Park
Written By Amanda Andrews and Jake Dabkowski September 1, 2021
In an exclusive interview with The Globe on August 11, President Donald Green spoke of several topics, ranging from his observations of downtown Pittsburgh so far, his perspective on the role of higher education and his goals for Point Park going forward.
President Paul Hennigan reflects on his tenure ahead of retirement

President Paul Hennigan reflects on his tenure ahead of retirement

Written By Jordyn Hronec, Editor-in-Chief April 21, 2021

At the end of the spring 2021 semester, President Paul Hennigan will retire after serving 21 years at the university, first as the Vice President of Finance and Operations and then as president.    Starting...

(Photo Credit: Point Park website)

University cancels production of “Passing Strange”

Written By Nardos Haile, Co-News Editor April 21, 2021

After three student cast members of the only musical production this semester, “Passing Strange,” quit the show over concerns of allegedly inadequate COVID-19 guidelines, the Conservatory of the Performing...

University announces new president

University announces new president

Written By Jordyn Hronec, Editor-in-Chief April 14, 2021

On Monday, April 12, the university sent an email announcing the hiring of a new university president. The announcement comes after a search conducted by the Board of Trustees following President Paul...

Arbitration testimonies between university and full-time faculty union set to begin this week

Written By Jordyn Hronec, Editor-in-Chief April 7, 2021

At a press conference on Friday, April 2, members of the full-time faculty union provided updates regarding the arbitration process between the union and the university—a process that could result in...

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