Point Park Globe

Chief of Police addresses USG

Chief of Police addresses USG

Written By Hannah Walden, Copy Editor

September 26, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Assistant Vice President of Public Safety and Chief of Police Jeffrey Besong answered questions on Monday from members of United Student Government (USG) about campus safety and security during the weekly meeting. “I am here to answer any questions you may have in regards to public safety, in its...

USG Bike Program a free way for students to pedal around town

Written By Briana Walton

September 26, 2017


Filed under NEWS

The United Student Government (USG) offers a free daily bike rental service on the fourth floor of the Student Center that is not new to the university, but may be new to underclassmen. Sabrina Bodon, a junior journalism major, and USG’s press secretary explains why the student government offers f...

Lawrence Hall now locked 24/7

Written By Nikole Kost, Photo Editor

September 26, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Lawrence Hall will remain locked at all times after the latest review of the safety and security protocols for campus. Jeffrey Besong, Chief of Point Park’s Police Department sent a statement via email to all community members on Friday, Sept. 22 that stated: “The Public Safety Department const...

Photojournalist BP Miller speaks to NPPA chapter

Photojournalist BP Miller speaks to NPPA chapter

Written By Sarah Gibson

September 19, 2017


Filed under NEWS

The Mid-Atlantic Chair for the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA), B.P. Miller, visited the Point Park Chapter of the NPPA on Wednesday, Sept. 13. Chapter members gathered in the Center for Media Innovation to listen to Miller give a presentation on photojournalism, his personal experience in the ...

Most students not alert with PointAlert

Most students not alert with PointAlert

Written By Hattie Charney

September 19, 2017


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Public Safety did not issue a PointALERT regarding the arrest of a sex offender in Lawrence Hall on Sept. 7. According to Public Safety, less than half of the student body is signed up to receive any PointALERT updates. Kristin Bichteman, a sophomore sports, arts and entertainment management major, ...

USG distributes funding to clubs

USG distributes funding to clubs

Written By Alexander Popichak, Editor-in-Chief

September 19, 2017


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Club leaders filled Monday’s United Student Government (USG) meeting as the legislative body deliberated the first quarter of club funding. In total, the legislative body granted $20,489.84 of the $35,459.23 requested to clubs for use through the first half of the fall semester. “Friday’s fun...

Title IX rollbacks may affect university policy

Written By Victoria Bails

September 19, 2017


Filed under NEWS

As the United States Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos plans to make rollbacks on Title IX procedures, students and faculty of Point Park might have to adjust to changes in due process policy. DeVos recently announced that Obama-era Title IX due process procedures will be changed so that accused parties ...

Quiet hours offer enforceable alternative to courtesy policy

Quiet hours offer enforceable alternative to courtesy policy

Written By Kayla Snyder, Co-Copy Desk Chief

September 19, 2017


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Residents returned to school to find a new policy in place, one that prevents them from being loud at certain hours each day, but is separate from the courtesy policy already in place. Last year, residents were supposed to follow the 24-hour courtesy policy, but that left room for conflict when it com...

Dance department holds meeting to discuss eating disorders

Written By Kimmie Prokurat

September 15, 2017


Filed under NEWS

As the demand for dancers to have a slim body persist, the new dance department chair kicked off the school year with a mandatory meeting for all dance majors centered on eating disorders. Garfield Lemonius implemented this presentation with the Renfrew Center Foundation for Eating Disorders in Oakland to ...

Sex offender arrested on campus

Sex offender arrested on campus

Written By Nikole Kost, Photo Editor

September 12, 2017


Filed under Latest Stories, NEWS

A registered sex offender lurking outside of a dance class in Lawrence Hall led to charges of aggravated assault with campus and city authorities on Sept. 7, according to Point Park’s crime report. Tyler Kerbel, a sophomore dance major, recalled one of his friends telling a story about suspect Dalbert...

Food insecurity pantry opens near Point Café

Written By Shelby Fink, Copy Editor

September 12, 2017


Filed under NEWS

A no-cost supplemental food program provided by the university, dubbed “Pioneer Pantry,” officially opened its doors Sept. 7.    The program debuts after a year of discussing and planning from Point Park’s Department of Community Engagement. “Pioneer Pantry is available to anyone with a c...

CMI celebrates first birthday

CMI celebrates first birthday

Written By Hannah Walden, Copy Editor

September 12, 2017


Filed under NEWS

The Center for Media Innovation (CMI) celebrates its one year anniversary on Sept. 13, while the celebration itself landed on Sept. 12. “I’m really proud of these students and everything that they’ve done,” Director of the CMI Andrew Conte said. “When the CMI was open, its first start w...