Point Park Globe

USG discusses communication reform

Written By Amanda Andrews, USG Beat Writer

October 9, 2018


Filed under NEWS

The United Student Government (USG) Legislative Body meeting on Monday was dominated by discussion of potential reform to the USG Constitution and the organization’s role of representing the student body. New senators in particular, including Dennis McDermott, Matthew Johnson and Monae Findley, criticize...

Title IX office names new coordinator after Rosemeyer departure

Written By Sarah Gibson, Co-News Editor

October 9, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Last Monday, Point Park’s Title IX coordinator left Point Park to lead Title IX efforts at Carnegie Mellon University. Elizabeth Rosemeyer, who was the Title IX coordinator for over four years, oversaw the entirety of Title IX, including policy development and compliance. Keith Paylo, Vice President ...

Mister Rogers movie filmed next to CMI

Mister Rogers movie filmed next to CMI

Written By Sarah Gibson, Co-News Editor

October 2, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks and a full film crew became Point Park’s neighbors Monday during filming for the movie “You Are My Friend.” Filming took place inside the Mandarin Gourmet restaurant on the corner of 4th Avenue and Wood Street, adjacent to the Center for Media Innovation (CMI). ...

USG moves to establish committee

Written By Amanda Andrews, USG Beat Writer

October 2, 2018


Filed under NEWS

The United Student Government (USG) is in the tentative process of creating a new committee. Senator Emily Harnett is pushing for a new USG committee that addresses accessibility issues within Point Park University for disabled students. Harnett said her work with LGBTQ advocacy groups piqued her i...

New cinema suites move to West Penn

New cinema suites move to West Penn

Written By Sarah Gibson, Co-News Editor

October 2, 2018


Filed under NEWS

As the impending end of Point Park’s lease with the Patterson building draws closer, the cinema suites - formerly housed on the fifth floor of Patterson - are currently being moved to the second floor of West Penn. Point Park’s lease with the Patterson building officially ends on Dec. 31, 2018. The ...

Students call for more diversity in religious groups on campus

Written By Mitchell Drake, For The Globe

October 2, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Point Park University currently has two Christian student organizations, yet no student has created an organization for students of differing, non-Christian reliances. S.A.I.L. hosts two existing Christian student organizations such as Coalition for Christian Outreach at Point Park and The U. This F...

Security presence spotty across campus

Security presence spotty across campus

Written By Mitchell Drake, For The Globe

October 2, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Across campus, there is a visible inconsistency in the placement of security personnel at the front doors. Academic Hall has security personnel posted around the clock to enforce mandatory ID check-ins at the front door entrance. Lawrence Hall and the University Center Library only appear to have security posted fr...

President Kearns given “highest form of reprimand”

Written By Mick Stinelli, Co-News Editor

September 25, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, NEWS

United Student Government (USG) President Kaylee Kearns narrowly avoided an impeachment trial at this week’s USG meeting following censures submitted by an anonymous senator. The censures - the most serious form of reprimand for a USG member - concerned a number of unreported meetings that occurr...

USG swears in new senators amid censure

Written By Amanda Andrews, USG Beat Writer

September 25, 2018


Filed under NEWS

The United Student Government (USG) legislative meeting was in session on Monday for an unusually long duration, lasting around two and a half hours. Many items of timely importance were part of the legislative body agenda, including the induction of the newly elected senators, the USG internal budget, debat...

Distrikt Hotel houses students until Keystone Flats is complete

Distrikt Hotel houses students until Keystone Flats is complete

Written By Nardos Haile, For The Globe

September 25, 2018


Filed under NEWS

An unfinished Third Avenue student housing project has forced about 100 Point Park University students to live in hotel rooms for the past three weeks. Since the beginning of August, students have been staying in the Distrikt Hotel, located a few blocks from Point Park University’s campus, since...

NPR’s “1A” comes to Pittsburgh

Written By Carley Bonk, Editor Elect

September 25, 2018


Filed under NEWS

NPR’s “1A” host, Joshua Johnson, visited Pittsburgh to host a live show at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture Downtown last Thursday evening. Johnson spent last week working alongside journalists at the local public radio station, 90.5 WESA, whose staff helped organize the event...