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Inclusivity of Women’s March put into question

Inclusivity of Women’s March put into question

Written By Roxanne Singhisen
January 17, 2017
Filed under NEWS

White feminism is the issue at the top of the list for those concerned with the lack of inclusivity in the Women’s March on Washington. Since the march’s inception, attendees have been raising questions about inclusivity in the planning process and compensation for Women of Color (WOC) for the...

SAIL club showdown returns for second year

SAIL club showdown returns for second year

Written By Lauren Clouser
January 17, 2017
Filed under NEWS

The Student Activity Leadership and Involvement office (SAIL) will host its second annual club showdown on Jan. 22, where the university’s clubs will come together to compete in a week-long lineup of games and activities. The kickoff on Sunday night begins with club mural painting. The mural painting...

Students unaware of ‘Handshake’

Students unaware of ‘Handshake’

Written By Hunter Duwall
January 17, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Last year proved to be a productive and successful one for the career services software Handshake, Point Park’s primary career service software, which provides a wide variety of networking abilities for students and faculty alike. Students can go onto the app and look for internships, jobs and events...

USG rolls out stricter funding policy, swears in new senators

USG rolls out stricter funding policy, swears in new senators

Written By Alex Grubbs, USG Beat Writer
January 10, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, NEWS

United Student Government (USG) swore in two new senators as the student government rolled out stricter funding period windows for clubs and organizations. Senior sports, arts and entertainment management major Priscilla Nevarez and sophomore broadcasting major Samiar Nefzi join USG as it cracks down...

WPPJ notches four national radio awards

WPPJ notches four national radio awards

Written By Michael Richter, Co-News Editor
January 10, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, NEWS

WPPJ, Point Park’s student-operated radio station, was nominated for four 2017 Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) awards, marking its seventh-consecutive year in which it has earned nominations. “It’s an honor,” WPPJ member Brandon Cross said regarding the radio station’s nominations....

Point Park employs new email system

Point Park employs new email system

Written By Matt Petras, Staff Writer
January 10, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Students can now store 50 gigabytes of data in their school email account, which is 250 times more than before, thanks to an updated system. This improvement comes alongside other new features. “Don’t think of [the new system] as just email,” Director of IT and Security Will Elmes said in a...

Point Café still under construction amid start of semester for students

Point Café still under construction amid start of semester for students

Written By Kayla Snyder, Co-News Editor
January 10, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Over the winter break, both of Point Park’s dining amenities, the Point Café and the Residential Dining Facility (RDF) underwent renovations as part of a project brought on by CulinArt and Point Park administration. The construction project that started Dec. 19 included minor changes to the RDF,...

56th annual Light up Night celebrations

56th annual Light up Night celebrations

Written By Hannah Walden
December 6, 2016
Filed under NEWS

On November 18th, Pittsburgh hosted its 56th annual Comcast Light Up Night with a long list of events that took over the city for the majority of the day, closing down some streets and redirecting Port Authority bus routes. It was a calm night with good weather, perfect for a day and night full of ev...

New online program for logging work study hours ‘Kronos’ causes tech issues for some students

New online program for logging work study hours ‘Kronos’ causes tech issues for some students

Written By Nicole Pampena, Copy Editor
December 6, 2016
Filed under Latest Stories, NEWS

After acquiring a program called Kronos to log work study hours in replacement of timesheets, some students have experienced issues throughout the semester regarding the new system’s efficiency. Most commonly, work study students have struggled logging into the system despite entering the correct...

IRS form shows administration saw raises amidst freezes in full-time faculty pay

IRS form shows administration saw raises amidst freezes in full-time faculty pay

Written By Iain Oldman, Co-News Editor
December 6, 2016
Filed under Latest Stories, NEWS

Despite longtime salary freezes to faculty members, Point Park’s president and top administrators have received consistent raises to their base compensation pay, other means of compensation and nontaxable benefits for at least three straight years. Top in salary is Point Park President Paul Hennigan,...

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, musicians’ union reach terms new bargaining agreement

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, musicians’ union reach terms new bargaining agreement

Written By Robert Berger, Staff Writer
December 6, 2016
Filed under Latest Stories, NEWS

After 55 days of picketing, free concerts and negotiations, business as usual has returned as the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) musicians and management have come to terms in a new collective bargaining agreement, putting an end to the seven week strike. On Nov. 18, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra,...

Easy fix exists for issues with broken elevators

Easy fix exists for issues with broken elevators

Written By Hannah Walden
December 6, 2016
Filed under Latest Stories, NEWS

Despite frequent malfunctions, Point Park’s elevators – whether they are in Lawrence Hall, Conestoga Hall or West Penn – usually require quick fixes and maintenance repairs, according to the university. Most of the time the elevators require low-level maintenance, and depending on how fast a...