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USG swears in new cabinet members

USG swears in new cabinet members

Written By Kayla Snyder, USG Beat Reporter

August 29, 2017


Filed under NEWS

The executive cabinet of the student government was sworn in today during the United Student Government (USG) meeting. President Bobby Bertha swore in Zac Seymour as the parliamentarian, Shanience Lawrence as recording secretary, Sabrina Bodon as press secretary and Josh Croup treasurer of the organization. Seymour,...

Total eclipse at the start

Total eclipse at the start

August 29, 2017


Filed under NEWS, PHOTOS

Lord Stanley returns to campus

Lord Stanley returns to campus

Written By Alex Grubbs, Staff Writer

August 29, 2017


Filed under NEWS

The Pittsburgh Penguins celebrated its fifth Stanley Cup win with a parade through Downtown featuring the sports team on Wednesday, June 14. “Back-to-back” and “Let’s go, Pens!” roared through the city as the Penguins players and management, local organizations and high school bands made...

Faculty Assembly passes no confidence vote for university president

Written By Josh Croup, Editor Emeritus

August 24, 2017


Filed under Latest Stories, NEWS

The Point Park Faculty Assembly passed a vote of no confidence Wednesday for university President Paul Hennigan, multiple sources confirmed to the Globe. One faculty member, who requested anonymity, told the Globe the vote narrowly passed in an executive session of the Faculty Assembly. Faculty...

Full-time faculty union reaches contract agreement

Full-time faculty union reaches contract agreement

Written By Alexander Popichak and Josh Croup

August 23, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Last Updated: Aug. 29, 2017 at 8:30 p.m. After 18 months of negotiation and 11 years’ worth of legal battles for recognition, Point Park University and its full-time faculty union voted Monday to accept the terms of their first collective bargaining agreement. Faculty members learned Faculty members...

Professors: lenient grades ‘hurt everyone’

Professors: lenient grades ‘hurt everyone’

Written By Allison Schubert, Copy Editor

April 18, 2017


Filed under NEWS

A study done by the Pew Research Center last year said that 27 percent of all independent college and university presidents believe that their faculties grade too leniently. For some, this is a serious issue that needs to be resolved. To others, this is an impossible statistic to measure. Grade...

Tanzilli assumes role as dean of Rowland School of Business

Tanzilli assumes role as dean of Rowland School of Business

Written By Alexander Popichak, Editor-in-chief

April 18, 2017


Filed under Latest Stories, NEWS

Point Park’s School of Business now has a name and a Dean. Point Park President Paul Hennigan announced Tuesday morning the university is naming its school of business after the school’s largest benefactors George and Kathleen White. In addition to naming the school, former school of business...

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...