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Hennigan: increased student need drives annual tuition hikes

Hennigan: increased student need drives annual tuition hikes

Written By Emily Bennett and Alexander Popichak

April 18, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Tuition set earlier this year for the 2017-2018 school year will increase for all students by 3.9 percent due mostly to an increased need for student financial aid, according to President Paul Hennigan. “We have been cutting expenditures here at the university for seven years now in an effort to...

Proposed cut of Federal Work Study concerns students

Proposed cut of Federal Work Study concerns students

Written By Robert Berger and Jordan Slobodinsky

April 18, 2017


Filed under NEWS

In President Donald Trump’s most recent budget proposal, the Federal Work Study (FWS) Program is projected to be cut in order to save funds. In the United States, more than half a million students depend on the program, and at Point Park, 240 are enrolled, according to student employment coordinator...

Master space plan presented to USG

Master space plan presented to USG

Written By Alex Grubbs, USG Beat Writer

April 18, 2017


Filed under NEWS

In February, a loval architecture company reached out to student government on their collaborative plan to re-landscape the university. Now, they have an update on what their 10-year renovation plan might entail. WTW Architects Director of Planning Derek Eversmann spoke to United Student Government...

Bertha, Heron elected USG President, Vice President

Bertha, Heron elected USG President, Vice President

Written By Alex Grubbs, USG Beat Writer

April 11, 2017


Filed under Latest Stories, NEWS

In the one of the largest voter turnouts for student government elections in recent years, Robert Bertha and Davion Heron rose as the next president and vice president, respectively. United Student Government (USG) President Blaine King announced the results on Monday after last week’s election...

Full-time faculty organizes demonstration

Full-time faculty  organizes  demonstration

Written By Josh Croup, Co-Sports Editor

April 11, 2017


Filed under NEWS

More than 20 full-time faculty members wearing matching union t-shirts turned out Saturday to greet prospective students outside Lawrence Hall as contract negotiations approach the summer months. Faculty who showed up to demonstrate Saturday as students and their families arrived to Admitted Students...

‘It’s On Us’ campaign promotes sexual violence awareness

‘It’s On Us’ campaign promotes sexual  violence awareness

Written By Carley Bonk, Copy Editor

April 11, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Point Park University posted an “It’s On Us” campaign video on its Facebook page March 30 to raise awareness for sexual violence on college campuses, an issue the university is focused on addressing.

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Students, teachers argue necessity of textbooks at university level

Students, teachers argue necessity of textbooks at university level

Written By Zac Seymour

April 11, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Some students shell out hundreds of dollars for textbooks, only to find out later in the semester that they didn’t need to be purchased after all -- causing students to question the signifance of buying or renting their books.

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University tests Blackboard alternatives

University tests Blackboard alternatives

Written By Lauren Clouser, Staff Writer

April 11, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Point Park is gradually growing closer to finding an alternative to Blackboard, the university’s learning management system (LMS). The LMS Committee, made up of 13 faculty and staff members, is considering four options for the update, which include Blackboard Ultra, the updated version of Point...

Proposed rule sparks debate in meeting

Proposed rule sparks debate in meeting

Written By Alex Grubbs, USG Beat Writer

April 4, 2017


Filed under NEWS

A brief altercation over a new student government contract occurred after a rule not official in the constitution was unveiled. The rule outlines that members should meet with at least two constituents a week and document the meeting. “Do you guys not want to meet with your constituents?” United...

Candidates present their visions at debate

Candidates present their  visions at debate

Written By Jordan Slobodinsky, Co-Opinions Editor

April 4, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Presidential and vice presidential candidates debated the topics of tuition, food service and a myriad of other issues that students face. “It was a very entertaining experience to have our beat reporter and our president talk to us and ask us questions,” USG presidential candidate Charles Murria...

CulinArt unveils unlimited meal plan

CulinArt unveils  unlimited meal plan

Written By Josh Croup, Co-Sports Editor

March 28, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Students will have the option to eat an unlimited amount of meals next year on campus. CulinArt is introducing two new meal plans that give students the option to have 19 meals per week or an unlimited amount of meals. The new food service provider currently offers meal plans that include 10 and...

Candidates for USG President – Charles Murria

Candidates for USG President – Charles Murria

Written By Alex Grubbs, USG Beat Writer

March 28, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Charles Murria is a junior Sports, Arts and Entertainment Management major from Manhattan, NY who has served on USG for 3 years as a Senator and Parliamentarian; 2 years.

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