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Potential Blackboard replacement “Schoology” launches in trial classes

Potential Blackboard replacement “Schoology” launches in trial classes

Written By Nicole Pampena, Co-News Editor

September 12, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Seven pilot courses launched this semester to test Schoology, a potential replacement learning management system (LMS) for Blackboard. Founded in 2008, Executive Director of Point Park Online Nelson Chipman referred to Schoology as the “Facebook of LMSs.” “I say it’s the equivalent of goin...

Board of Trustees sides with President

Board of Trustees sides with President

Written By Alexander Popichak, Editor-in-Chief

September 12, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Board of Trustees Chair Joseph Greco told the United Student Government (USG) that the board stands behind its president during the legislative body’s meeting Monday. “The Board finds that the concerns raised in the faculty letter of August 25th do not support the discipline of Paul Hennigan as ...

Starbucks plans still brewing

Starbucks plans still brewing

Written By Casey Hoolahan, Social Media Coordinator

September 5, 2017


Filed under NEWS

As the fall semester begins, there is no official set opening date for the new campus Starbucks location, leaving students without their caffeine fix. In May, the university announced to students via email that the campus Starbucks would be moving locations to 100 Wood St., formerly home to the Hundred ...

On-campus housing not guaranteed to late applicants

On-campus housing not guaranteed to late applicants

Written By Victoria Bails

September 5, 2017


Filed under Latest Stories, NEWS

Some students will be starting off this term on the waiting list for housing after applying for housing after the due date. “I am filled to capacity, and we do not guarantee housing after July 15,” Assistant Dean of Student Life Janet Evans said. Evans still has about six people on the waiting...

New dance chair pointes toward success

New dance chair pointes toward success

Written By Miriah Auth

September 5, 2017


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For the first time in university history, the Conservatory of Performing Arts (COPA) appointed an African-American to serve as the chair of the dance department. Former dance department head Rubén Graciani’s last day as the department chair was June 30. That is when Garfield Lemonius took over t...

No-confidence vote passed against university president

No-confidence vote passed against university president

Written By Josh Croup, Editor Emeritus

August 29, 2017


Filed under Latest Stories, NEWS

A new re-count from last week’s vote of no-confidence for university President Paul Hennigan revealed greater support for the motion than originally believed. Early results of a no-confidence vote from Faculty Assembly members said the vote passed with 53 percent in favor of issuing the vote, 44 ...

Library turns page with renovation

Library turns page with renovation

Written By Alexander Popichak, Editor-in-Chief

August 29, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Point Park’s library quietly began a new chapter when it debuted its addition this summer. The addition is accessed through the basement The addition is accessed through the basement of the University Center and houses the library’s DVD collection, periodicals and extensive collection of musical scores. “We moved som...

Campus security app launched

Campus security app launched

Written By Robert Berger, Co-News Editor

August 29, 2017


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With the start of the 2017 school year, the Point Park Police Department is implementing an anonymous tip app to create a safer campus environment. “I wanted to add another feature for faculty, staff and especially students,” Chief of Police Jeffrey Besong said. “I think it helps the students...

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...