Point Park Globe

Committee search continues for new Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences

Many administrative changes have happened over the last few years at Point Park
Written By Erin Yudt, For The Globe October 27, 2021
With many students adjusting to in-person classes this year, they have also been introduced to a fairly new and restructured administrative body, with even more changes on the way.
Shelby the therapy dog sitting on the floor of Lawrence Hall.

Point Park hosts therapy dog visit amid rising mental health concerns on campus, nationally

Counseling Center brings back popular event for first time this semester
Written By Zack Lawry, Co-News Editor October 27, 2021
On Thursday, Oct. 21, Point Park’s Counseling Center hosted the semester’s first College Canines event as part of its efforts to assist students in managing their mental health.

Gov. Wolf’s new Redistricting Advisory Council comes to the CMI for panel on Pennsylvania

Written By Caitlyn Scott, Co-News Editor October 27, 2021
On Oct. 22, 2021, the Pennsylvania Redistricting Advisory Council hosted an in-person session at the Center of Media Innovation (CMI) to take public comments about increasing concerns over unfair and biased redistricting of maps in Pennsylvania for the upcoming 2022 election.

Point Park officials urge students to report any masking, COVID-19 safety violations

Written By Zack Lawry, Co-News Editor October 20, 2021

At the end of August 2021, Point Park marked a major milestone by returning to mostly fully in-person classes after a good number of students spent more than a year online due to the COVID-19 pandemic....

Snapchat to take action to counter drug dealing in app

Written By Caitlyn Scott, Co-News Editor October 20, 2021

On Oct. 7, 2021, Snapchat announced its initiative of developing educational content to counter the selling of deadly counterfeit pills on the app, leading users to speculate how changes will harm or benefit...

Rowland School of Business prepares to open new Sales and Innovation Center soon

Written By Steven Fisher, For The Globe October 20, 2021

The Rowland School of Business will open its Sales & Innovation Center in West Penn to business students in a few weeks before opening up to the rest of the student body in the upcoming spring semester. The...

Point Park students, political science expert weigh in on Christopher Columbus’ legacy amid ongoing national debate

Italian heritage and the historical mistreatment of Indigenous peoples are the core factors in the dispute
Written By Zack Lawry, Co-News Editor October 13, 2021
Last weekend, Americans across the United States continued an ongoing debate about the celebration of a national holiday—and Pittsburgh was no exception.

Pennsylvania Senate Education Committee Pitches Mask Opt Out for Students in K-12 Schools

Written By Caitlyn Scott, Co-News Editor October 13, 2021
The Senate Education Committee of Pennsylvania approved a bill on Sept. 28 that would allow parents to opt their children out of mandatory mask wearing within K-12 schools in the state, which has led students and health officials to question the risks of exemptions and if the bill could go further for higher education institutions.
SGA President McDermott talks to Senator Amy Scoggins.

Positive feedback on ‘Positivity Mirrors’ exceeds expectations of SGA

Written By Levi Peacock, SGA Beat Writer October 13, 2021

The Student Government Association (SGA) held its most recent legislative body meeting on Monday, Oct. 11. There was not much for the Executive Cabinet or Senators to report on this week during this quick...

Heinz Field hosts COVID-19 vaccination tent during Rolling Stones concert

The handling of the vaccine test drew some criticism
Written By Amara Phillips, For The Globe October 13, 2021
The Rolling Stones returned to Pittsburgh at Heinz Field during their “No Filter” tour on Oct. 4. The infamous British rock band was not only accompanied by screaming fans, but also a vaccination clinic.

Senate Democrats sue over Republican subpoena of Pennsylvania voters’ personal information

Democrat State Senator, Republican spokesperson speak on the ongoing contentious election fraud investigation in PA
Written By Zack Lawry, Co-News Editor October 6, 2021

In November 2020, then Democratic nominee Joe Biden defeated Republican incumbent Donald Trump in the 2020 General Election to become the 46th President of the United States. Since then, Republicans have...

Point Park students call for U-Pass deal after Port Authority renews agreement with Pitt, Chatham

Point Park students call for U-Pass deal after Port Authority renews agreement with Pitt, Chatham

Administration says that the associated costs could create roadblock to potential agreement between Point Park and Port Authority
Written By Caitlyn Scott, Co-News Editor October 6, 2021
With an agreement renewed by two local universities for their campus communities to continue using public transit at no personal cost, Point Park students have questioned why the university has failed to re-negotiate a similar agreement, but the university has said that a resolution will not be that simple.
Load More Stories