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Rainy weekend floods Thayer Hall, West Penn basements

Rainy weekend floods Thayer Hall, West Penn basements

Written By Nicole Pampena, Co-News Editor

February 20, 2018


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When first responders descended to the Thayer Hall basement Friday evening, the floodwaters were already up to four inches in some areas.

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USG reactivates 12 of 15 clubs, approves two more

USG reactivates 12 of 15 clubs, approves two more

Written By Alexander Popichak, USG Beat Writer

February 20, 2018


Filed under NEWS

One week after 15 clubs were deactivated, Point Park’s United Student Government (USG) re-activated 12 of them and added two new clubs to their roster. The mass deactivation last Monday was brought on by clubs’ failure to comply with a request from USG for a member listing, officer listing and consti...

‘Only Love’ movement holds anti-bullying photo campaign

Written By Sarah Gibson, Copy Editor

February 20, 2018


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Valentine’s Day, students gathered in the Lawrence Hall Lobby to share the love at an event held with the Only Love campaign. Only Love is a group that promotes inclusion and diversity and is specifically aimed towards supporting the LGBTQ community. Office of Student Life assistant Hannah Su Hepler...

USG declares 15 clubs ‘inactive’

USG declares 15 clubs ‘inactive’

Written By Alexander Popichak, USG Beat Writer

February 13, 2018


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When United Student Government (USG) Parliamentarian Zac Seymour sent an email to club leaders in November, he requested each club provide information. His email was sent with understanding that clubs would be deemed inactive if they did not comply. At Monday’s USG meeting, 15 clubs were held to that pro...

Media plays key Role in ‘Me Too’ movement

Media plays key Role in ‘Me Too’ movement

Written By Casey Hoolahan, Co-Social Media Coordinator

February 13, 2018


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Founder of the “Me Too” movement Tarana Burke addressed a group of reporters in a small reception room of Calvary Episcopal Church Feb. 6, stressing the importance media has in the movement’s progression. “We live in a world where we can create our own media,” Burke said. “We live in a ...

IT students create database to help cinema casting directors

Written By Robert Berger, Co-News Editor

February 13, 2018


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This week, the Information Technology (IT) department launched a database app designed at helping cinema students in casting roles for student productions. “We do a lot of courses where the output is a project,” Director of IT and Assistant Professor Mark Voortman Ph.D said. It can be games or i...

Governor Wolf Pays visit to CMI

Governor Wolf Pays visit to CMI

Written By Emily Bennett, Editor-in-Chief

February 6, 2018


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In an effort to hear from constituents and directly address gerrymandering and redistricting issues, Gov. Tom Wolf brought his non-partisan listening session to the Center for Media Innovation (CMI) last Thursday at 2 p.m. “I’m actually here at Point Park because the president and the folks at Point...

School of Comm. restructures journalism degree

School of Comm. restructures journalism degree

Written By Alexander Popichak, Editor Emeritus

February 6, 2018


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For students entering Point Park in the fall of 2019, the number of majors offered by the School of Communication will be fewer by four. In a consolidation passed Monday by the faculty assembly, the existing broadcast reporting, environmental journalism, journalism, mass communication and photojou...

USG finalizes club funding appeals, internal budget

Written By Alexander Popichak, USG Beat Writer

February 6, 2018


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Monday afternoon’s United Student Government (USG) meeting was held in a largely empty Lawrence Hall Multipurpose Room. Five senators and six executive cabinet members convened to discuss budgeting and future initiatives for the governing body. Three senators and the deans of student life and stu...

Counseling director Taffie Bucci resigns

Counseling director Taffie Bucci resigns

Written By Matt Petras

January 30, 2018


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Effective Feb. 1, Taffie Bucci will resign as director of counseling services, citing her belief that the department is understaffed, originally revealed in December PublicSource reporting. “I’ll really miss the students,” Bucci told The Globe in her office Friday. The university has yet to ch...

Student government serves concerns to CulinArt dining director

Student government serves concerns to CulinArt dining director

Written By Alexander Popichak, USG Beat Writer

January 30, 2018


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Terry Chavara, Director of Dining for CulinArt, stood before the United Student Government (USG) Monday prepared to work with the governing body on improving the food service experience at Point Park. Since becoming Point Park’s food service provider in August of 2016, CulinArt has faced scrutiny fro...

Professors weigh in on grade privacy and practices

Written By Mick Stinelli, Co-Arts & Entertainment Editor

January 30, 2018


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Professor James Leary was surprised to hear most professors do not draw awareness to students about grade privacy laws. “I would say that I probably think about it...oh God, I probably think about it multiple times a day, just in terms of student privacy,” Leary said. Leary, a part-time professo...