Point Park Globe

USG struggles to meet quorum for meeting

Written By Hayley Keys, Co-News Editor

November 20, 2019

The United Student Government (USG) started its weekly legislative body meeting 15 minutes late after failing to meet quorum at the start of the assembly. Quorum is the minimum number of members that are required to be at the meeting in order for the body to vote on legislation. For legislative body meetings, ...

The past, future of the historic Oakland Pittsburgh Playhouse

Written By Amanda Andrews, Co-News Editor

November 20, 2019

The old Pittsburgh Playhouse location in Oakland has potentially found a tentative buyer. Magee Womens Research Institute and Foundation has entered into a payment agreement with the university to purchase the space as of Nov. 1. Lou Cosaro, a managing director of University Marketing and Public Relations,...

Tuition to increase 4.4% for 2020-2021 school year

Written By Dara Collins, Editor-in-Chief

November 13, 2019

Tuition will increase once again for the 2020-2021 school year. Traditional full-time students will see a 4.4% increase on their tuition bill to attend classes at the university. “We look at the anticipated expenses for next year, and we look at the anticipated enrollment for next year, and then w...

Chief Besong confident in PointAlert effectiveness after pistol whipping

Written By Hayley Keys, Co-News Editor

November 13, 2019

On Sunday Nov. 3 at 3:21 p.m. the Point Park Police Department notified students of dangerous activity near the university. According to an email sent out by campus police, the incident took place on Third Avenue at Cherry Way around 1:45 p.m. Sunday. A man allegedly pistol-whipped a woman during an ar...

USG shuts down proposed conservative club

USG shuts down proposed conservative club

Written By Sarah Gibson, USG Beat Writer

November 13, 2019

Senator Jade Steele was censured during Monday’s United Student Government (USG) meeting. Senator Steele was tried for two possible censures because she allegedly violated two different By-Laws of USG, being By-Laws 104.34 and 104.36 in the United Student Government Code of Ethics. Senator Steele’s ...

Kindness spreads with kindness grams

Written By Diana Navarrete, For The Globe

November 13, 2019

The station for “Kindness Grams” was set up in the Lawrence Hall Lobby from Monday to Thursday, Nov. 7 from 10 to 1 p.m. Organized by the on-campus organization Point Park Cares, the brand-new event also involved cross collaboration. Bags of candy were prepared with handwritten notes provided by ...

Open forum held for Playhouse usage

Written By Amanda Andrews, Co-News Editor

November 13, 2019

Intense disagreements and confusion characterized a recent forum held by SAIL leaders Rachel Phillips and Brad Kovalcik, Dean of Student Life Michael Gieske, Director of Conference and Event Services Tina Morton and Drew Martorella, Assistant Vice President and Managing Director of the Pittsburgh Pl...

Information technology team, students face frustrations after third network failure of semester

Written By Hayley Keys, Co-News Editor

November 6, 2019

This fall semester there have been three separate cases of network or internet failures across campus. The university’s Information Technology (IT) team sent out mass emails detailing the issues and were able to solve all the problems within the same day. Dr. Tim Wilson, director of the IT department, ...

Pa. Secretary of Education speaks with organization student leaders

Pa. Secretary of Education speaks with organization student leaders

Written By Jordyn Hronec, Editor-Elect

November 6, 2019

On Friday, Nov. 1, the Pennsylvania Secretary of Education, Pedro Rivera, visited campus. Secretary Rivera was the keynote speaker Friday evening at the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Gala Dinner at the Edgewood Country Club, but he made time to stop by the univers...