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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...

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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...

COPA students and the Office of Equity and Inclusion hold a virtual town hall to address accusations of whitewashing

Written By Nardos Haile, Co-News Editor April 7, 2021

On Monday, April 5, the Office of Equity and Inclusion and student leaders in the Artistic Committee, a part of the Conservatory of the Performing Arts (COPA), held a virtual town hall meeting on Monday,...

SGA prepares for end of the semester

Written By Alexis Bonifate, SGA Beat Writer April 7, 2021

This week’s Student Government Association (SGA) meeting saw plans being outlined for the next academic year.  Treasurer Kasey Newman informed the legislative body of her attempts to change some...

Virtual debate held for Pittsburgh’s mayoral candidates

Written By Nardos Haile, Co-News Editor March 31, 2021

On Friday, March 26, Mayor Bill Peduto and his challengers PA Rep. Ed Gainey, former Pittsburgh Police officer Tony Moreno and activist Will Parker debated racial inequalities in Pittsburgh in their first...

SGA holds two town halls to discuss faculty non-renewals

Written By Jordyn Hronec, Editor-in-Chief March 31, 2021

Over the past few weeks, the Student Government Association (SGA) has hosted two town halls for students to attend and ask questions regarding the recent non-renewals of 17 full-time faculty members.  The...

2021 SGA Election Profiles: Dennis McDermott

Written By Jake Dabkowski, Co-News Editor March 31, 2021

Dennis McDermott is currently the president of the Student Government Association (SGA). McDermott is a junior political science major and is seeking re-election.  Despite the fact that the university...

2021 SGA Election Profiles: Anthony “TJ” Graise

Written By Jake Dabkowski, Co-News Editor March 31, 2021

Anthony “TJ” Graise is currently a senator running for president of SGA. Graise joined SGA this year and credits his experience with it as his main reason for running for president. “Joining SGA...

2021 SGA Election Profiles: Nanina Grund

Written By Jake Dabkowski, Co-News Editor March 31, 2021

Nanina Grund is currently a senator in SGA. According to her, her experience as a senator inspired her to run for president. “Currently being a senator I was able to see that there are a lot of issues...

University announces tentative plans for 2021 commencement, fall 2021 semester

Written By Amanda Andrews, Editor-Elect March 29, 2021

Last week, the university announced major plans for how they will proceed with commencement this spring and on-campus learning this fall.    On Thursday, the university sent a campus-wide email...

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