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President Hennigan visits SGA meeting for second week in a row

Written By Alexis Bonifate, SGA Beat Writer February 24, 2021

  This week, the Student Government Association (SGA), again hosted university President Paul Hennigan and the current Acting Provost Dr. Jonas Prida at the legislative body meeting. Their discussion...

The Pittsburgh Playhouse offers ASL and Audio Services for Virtual Performances

Written By Alexis Wary, for The Globe February 24, 2021

Point Park University’s Pittsburgh Playhouse has adapted to COVID-19 and is now offering American Sign Language (ASL) and audio description services for their virtual performances and events. Katelyn...

University sends letters of nonrenewal to 17 full-time faculty members

Written By Jordyn Hronec, Editor-in-Chief February 24, 2021

Additional reporting was contributed by student journalist, Emma Christley.   Seventeen full-time non-tenured faculty members have recently received letters of non-renewal from the university...

Senate votes to acquit former President Donald Trump

Written By Nardos Haile, Co-News Editor February 17, 2021

A month following the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, the Senate voted 57-43 to acquit former President Donald Trump of charges of “incitement of insurrection” in his second impeachment trial on Saturday,...

President Hennigan addresses tuition recommendations at SGA meeting

Written By Alexis Bonifate February 17, 2021

President Paul Hennigan took time this week to talk with the legislative body about the ongoing tuition discussions being held amongst the student body.  On Feb. 2, the Student Government Association...

University seeks reaccreditation by Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Once every ten year accreditation process scheduled for March 2020
Written By Jordyn Hronec, Editor-in-Chief February 17, 2021

This March, the university will undergo an evaluation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) in order to earn accreditation. This is a process that, through the MSCHE, occurs once...

College students face higher levels of pandemic-related mental illnesses

Written By Nardos Haile, Co-News Editor February 10, 2021

One year since the U.S. confirmed its first COVID-19 case, almost 500,000 people have died, millions are unemployed, and rates of depression, anxiety and several other mental illnesses have increased,...

Biden Pushes For Stimulus Relief, Adult Dependents Eligible For Checks

Written By Jake Dabkowski, Co-News Editor February 10, 2021

President Joe Biden has proposed a $1.9 trillion stimulus package to address economic issues caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The package is set to include $1,400 stimulus checks that a majority...

Dr. Darlene Marnich appointed founding Dean of School of Education

A member of the Point Park community for more than 40 years, Dr. Marnich hopes to continue paving the way forward for the School of Education
Written By Amanda Andrews, Editor Elect February 3, 2021

Two weeks ago, President Paul Hennigan’s Office announced to the entire campus community that Dr. Darlene Marnich, the chair of the School of Education, would become the School of Education’s founding...

SGA legislative body discusses Point Alert system and City-University Life course in recent meeting

Written By Jordyn Hronec, Editor-in-Chief February 3, 2021

During the longest SGA meeting of the year thus far, a variety of topics were brought up for discussion by senators and executive cabinet members alike.  The first open-floor session began with President...

Early local vaccine rollout proves tumultuous

Written By Jake Dabkowski, Co-News Editor January 27, 2021

The recently inaugurated Biden administration has announced plans to vaccinate at least 100 million people in his first 100 days in office. The administration has even suggested that, if all goes according...

SGA opens new semester with a further push and resolution vote for tuition transparency

Written By Alexis Bonifate, SGA Beat Writer January 27, 2021

In the first legislative body meeting of the semester, SGA members expanded upon a discussion originating in the fall 2020 semester. Tuition and its annual increase have been a hot button issue for the...

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