Point Park Globe

Dean Paylo announces Department of Student Engagement cut to curtail university spending at latest SGA meeting

Written By Sarah Gibson, SGA Beat Writer

October 28, 2020

At this week’s Student Government Association (SGA) meeting, it was announced that the Department of Student Engagement was cut in an effort to curb spending at the university as Point Park faces a $9 million deficit.   Keith Paylo, Dean of Students, opened with a preamble stating that many univ...

University staff laid off due to the $9 million deficit

Written By Nardos Haile, Co-News Editor

October 28, 2020

Since the beginning of the fall semester, Point Park has taken measures to ensure a safe transition back to campus life during the pandemic, but the $9 million COVID-19 related deficit has resulted in staff layoffs.  Lou Corsaro, the spokesperson for the University, cited financial challenges the un...

President Donald Trump and Vice President Joe Biden will face off on November 3rd in the General Presidential Election

Written By Jake Dabkowski

October 28, 2020

President Donald Trump and Vice President Joe Biden will face off on Nov. 3 in the general presidential election. Both campaigns are attempting to court the youth vote in Pennsylvania, which political analysts say could decide the election. The Biden Campaign has proposed ways to make college tuition fre...

Kick-Off Event for “Fall Into the Pantry” to Raise Awareness of Food Insecurity and the Pioneer Pantry

Written By Diana Navarrete

October 28, 2020

On Oct. 20, the Special Events class under Professor Camille Downing had their kickoff event for “Fall Into the Pantry,” a combination of the two events, the pumpkin decorating contest “Pumpkin Palooza” and the Pioneer Pantry pop-up. Three events will be carried out to raise awareness of food inse...

President Hennigan preparing to retire despite $9 million pandemic-related budget deficit

Written By Jordyn Hronec, Editor-in-Chief

October 21, 2020

It has been two weeks since President Hennigan announced his retirement following the Spring 2021 semester via an email to students from the Board of Trustees. Since then, Hennigan expressed his desire to see new leadership at the university, in addition to confirming that the university is facing a...

Political climate informs, shapes remembrance of synagogue shooting victims 

Written By Amanda Andrews, Editor-Elect

October 21, 2020

Oct. 27, 2020 will mark two years since Robert Bowers entered a synagogue in Squirrel Hill where he shot and killed 11 people from three different congregations: Joyce Fienberg, Rose Mallinger, Cecil Rosenthal, David Rosenthal, Bernice Simon, Sylvan Simon and Irving Younger of the Tree of Life Congregatio...

Fight continues over the fate of the Columbus statue

Written By Geena Provenzano

October 21, 2020

Despite a pledge from city officials that the Christopher Columbus statue be taken down, on Monday, Oct. 12 around 50 protesters gathered in Schenley Park to demand its immediate removal. “We’re here to continue demanding that this statue needs to be removed immediately,” said protest leader Ra...

SGA President shares first report of cabinet

Written By Sarah Gibson

October 14, 2020

This week’s legislative body meeting of the Student Government Association (SGA) opened with President Dennis McDermott being one of the first executive cabinet members to share his report of the cabinet. McDermott began by letting the legislative body know that the administration was moving forward t...

Dance Chair Forbids Aesthetic Requirements in Dance Classes

Written By Sarah Gibson

October 14, 2020

One anonymous Point Park dance student was shocked to see a weight requirement in a ballet class during their freshman year but was even more shocked to see that the same policies were still being implemented when they revisited the syllabus years later.   “I was disappointed to see that it was sti...

SGA meets, discusses several student concerns

Written By Sarah Gibson, SGA Beat Writer

October 7, 2020

With the halfway point of the semester approaching, the Student Government Association (SGA) opened the Fall II funding period as well as gave some updates regarding student concerns this week. After attendance was taken and nobody had any objections to the minutes or the agenda, the meeting’s first...

Trump and White House reel from positive coronavirus tests

Written By Nardos Haile and Jake Dabkowski

October 7, 2020

This article was written on October 5. Any changes that have occurred since will not be reflected in the content of this story. This is a rapidly evolving story.  At least 27 people within the White House have tested positive for the coronavirus in the past week. President Donald Trump, First Lady Mela...

President Hennigan announces retirement from university to take effect summer 2021 

Written By Jordyn Hronec and Amanda Andrews

October 7, 2020

The Board of Trustees announced the retirement of President Paul Hennigan, effective in the summer of 2021, in an email to the university community on the morning of Monday, Oct. 5.  “I am honored to have worked with so many talented people affiliated with Point Park over the past 20 years,” ...