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Scientists in South Africa discover new COVID-19 variant Omicron

Written By Jake Dabkowski, Editor Elect December 1, 2021
On November 23, scientists in South Africa discovered a new coronavirus variant that has been designated “Omicron” by the World Health Organization (WHO). The variant, officially known as B.1.1.529, has confirmed cases in 16 different countries, including the United Kingdom and Canada as of Monday, Nov. 29.

SGA Legislative Body votes not to pass censures against recording secretary

The censures involved grievances over a board with a "Woke Points" system and a separate scheduling conflict for an event
Written By Zack Lawry, Co-News Editor December 1, 2021

In the Student Government Association (SGA)’s first meeting back from the recent break on Monday evening, a two-count censure trial was held against a member of the Executive Cabinet. The two separate...

The Globe News Brief

Written By Caitlyn Scott, Co-News Editor December 1, 2021

Biden Administration restricts travel amid new COVID-19 variant Restrictions to South Africa and seven additional countries—Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique and Malawi—started...

Students voice CulinArt concerns after recent staffing shortages

Students voice CulinArt concerns after recent staffing shortages

CulinArt GM looking for student feedback
Written By Jake Dabkowski, Editor Elect November 17, 2021
CulinArt Services have recently initiated temporary changes to their operations due to shortages of staff, which they have announced has been caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Although this may be the case, students say their issues with CulinArt date back to before the pandemic began.
Point Park full-time faculty union votes in favor of new contract 72-0

Point Park full-time faculty union votes in favor of new contract 72-0

Contract will last 3 years
Written By Zack Lawry, Co-News Editor November 17, 2021
The months-long process to strike a contract between the Point Park full-time faculty union and the university came to an official end Wednesday, Nov. 10 when the faculty union voted 72-0 to accept a new collective bargaining agreement with the school.
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Point Park competes in third annual DEIC competition hosted by America250PA

Written By Caitlyn Scott, Co-News Editor November 17, 2021

On Nov. 8, 2021, Point Park competed at the third annual statewide Direct Effect Innovation Challenge (DEIC) hosted by America250PA, taking first in the final competition. The Direct Effect Innovation...

The Globe News Brief

Written By Zack Lawry, Co-News Editor November 10, 2021

Ed Gainey elected as Pittsburgh’s first Black mayor After defeating incumbent mayor Bill Peduto in May’s primary election, Democrat Ed Gainey defeated Republican Tony Moreno to become the city’s...

University: less undergrad students committing, while grad programs are thriving

Written By Caitlyn Scott , Co-News Editor November 10, 2021

Point Park and other universities across the United States have experienced significant declines in undergraduate student enrollment due to COVID-19, while also seeing an increase in students enrolling...

Campus security ensures safety amid crime rise

Written By Brett Powers, For The Globe November 10, 2021

Violent crime rates went up 5.6% in the City of Pittsburgh compared to the first half of 2021, according to data released by the Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety on Aug. 4, 2021. In Pittsburgh Police’s...

Tentative new contract struck between Point Park full-time faculty union and university

Faculty union members set to vote on contract on November 10; simple majority of faculty vote needed to ratify new deal
Written By Amanda Andrews, Editor-in-Chief November 3, 2021
The Point Park full-time faculty union and the university have agreed to a tentative contract after months of negotiations.
A full-time faculty union member passes out union literature to students on Tuesday, Oct. 26.

Students show up for faculty union contract rally

Written By Zack Lawry, Co-Sports Editor November 3, 2021

On Tuesday, Oct. 26, the Point Park full-time faculty union held a demonstration in front of the Student Center to draw attention to the then-ongoing collective bargaining agreement (CBA) negotiations,...

sign pointing where to vote at epiphany church on washington place.

Students discuss the importance of local elections

Written By Caitlyn Scott, Co-News Editor November 3, 2021

On Nov. 2, 2021, Pennsylvania residents and students within Allegheny County took to the election polls to cast their ballots for this year's municipal election amid concerns over voter turnout and election...

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