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Inaugural ‘Accelerating Women in Industry’ event held just days ahead of International Women’s Day

Inaugural ‘Accelerating Women in Industry’ event held just days ahead of International Women’s Day

Written By Nicole Fuschino

March 11, 2020

The Rowland School of Business hosted their inaugural “Accelerating Women in Industry” event last Friday in the Lawrence Hall Ballroom. This event came just before International Women’s Day on Sunday, Mar. 8. This event was the first expansion of their “Women in Industry” Speaker Series,...

City-Universty Life course, coronavirus among SGA meeting discussion topics

Written By Sarah Gibson, SGA Beat Writer

March 4, 2020

The Student Government Association of Point Park University (SGA) welcomed their first guest speaker of the semester in Heather Starr-Fiedler of the Department of Community Engagement, which according to Fiedler, is a both academic and non-academic department at Point Park that supports the community...

University holds focus group for mental health

Written By Luke Mongelli, Co-News Editor

March 4, 2020

A mental health services student focus group was held at Point Park University in collaboration with JED Campus in order to assess the university’s mental health service offerings. The student-based focus group was held in Lawrence Hall on Feb. 6. The study aimed at reviewing the services offered,...

University of Pittsburgh scientists work to develop coronavirus vaccine

Written By Jake Dabkowski, Co-News Editor

March 4, 2020

Scientists at the University of Pittsburgh have begun developing a potential vaccine for COVID-19. COVID-19, better known as the Coronavirus, has become an international issue, and the death toll in the United States reached six as of Monday, Mar. 2. Small vials of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes...

University unveils new mission statement

Written By Luke Mongelli, Co-News Editor

March 4, 2020

University President Paul Hennigan unveiled a revised mission statement. On Feb. 12, Hennigan sent out a message announcing the new change. “I am pleased to announce that after a long collaborative effort that brought together students, faculty, staff and alumni, the Board of Directors on January...

Conservatory reinvents dance concentrations

Written By Jordyn Hronec, Editor-Elect

February 19, 2020

The incoming freshman class of 2024’s dance majors may be the first students to experience a brand-new structure to the dance program in the Conservatory of Performing Arts (COPA). According to the program chair, Garfield Lemonius, concentrations will no longer be offered to dancers, and the option...

Trump acquitted

Written By Logan Dubil, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

On Feb. 5, 2020, President Donald Trump became the third president acquitted of impeachment, along with Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton. After being impeached for Abuse of Power, with a 230-197 vote, and Obstruction of Congress, with a 229-198 vote, the next step of the process shifted into the hands...

Clerical workers reach contract agreement

Written By Dara Collins, Editor-in-Chief

February 19, 2020

Clerical workers at Point Park University reached their first contract agreement with the institution as members of United Steelworkers (USW) on Feb. 10, 2020, according to a USW press release. “We are pleased to have come to an agreement with our clerical workers, who play an important role in...

Rules committee set to present recommend by-law changes

Written By Sarah Gibson, SGA Beat Writer

February 19, 2020

In their last meeting before spring break, the Student Government Association of Point Park University (SGA) heavily encouraged involvement among the senators and executive cabinet members. The meeting opened with Communications Director Kari Dettorre encouraging SGA staff to come to the “self-love...

Students react to Senator Bernie Sanders winning New Hampshire

Written By Jake Dabkowski, Co-News Editor

February 19, 2020

Bernie Sanders won the New Hampshire Democratic Primary with 25.7 percent of the vote. He earned nine pledged delegates. Pete Buttigieg came in second, with 24.4 percent of the vote, also earning him nine pledged delegates. Amy Klobuchar came in third, with 19.8 percent of the vote, earning her six pledged...

SGA reveals 2 new logos

SGA reveals 2 new logos

Written By Sarah Gibson, SGA Beat Writer

February 12, 2020

The Student Government Association (SGA) revealed its new seal and logo bearing the new name of the organization. Both designs, created by SGA Graphic Designer Alysse Baer, were projected up onto the stage in the JVH, greeting senators when they arrived. When the new seal and logo were recognized,...

University provost announces retirement

Written By Dara Collins, Editor-in-Chief

February 12, 2020

Dr. John H. Pearson, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, announced his retirement at last Monday’s faculty assembly meeting. Student Government Association President Jake Berlin tweeted the announcement on Monday evening. “Today at Faculty Assembly, Provost John Pearson...