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Point Park students call for U-Pass deal after Port Authority renews agreement with Pitt, Chatham

Point Park students call for U-Pass deal after Port Authority renews agreement with Pitt, Chatham

Administration says that the associated costs could create roadblock to potential agreement between Point Park and Port Authority
Written By Caitlyn Scott, Co-News Editor October 6, 2021
With an agreement renewed by two local universities for their campus communities to continue using public transit at no personal cost, Point Park students have questioned why the university has failed to re-negotiate a similar agreement, but the university has said that a resolution will not be that simple.

Transgender, non-binary students express concern over misgendering on campus following university email

LGBTQIA+ students worry that the policies do not go far enough
Written By Levi Peacock, Staff Writer September 29, 2021
In the last few weeks, an internal university communication has sparked a conversation among students across almost all majors about how transgender and nonbinary students are being treated on campus.

Phishing for answers: Point Park students bewildered as inboxes bombarded with malicious emails, links

Analysis shows phishing emails carry tell-tale signs of being not trustworthy for students, wider campus community
Written By Zack Lawry, Co-News Editor September 29, 2021
Point Park students have been experiencing an influx of phishing messages sent to their school-affiliated email addresses within the first few weeks of the semester. With dozens of phishing scams still being sent to people’s inboxes, students are left wondering if an end to the phishing bombardment is in sight.
Kesha performing at Stage AE.

Kesha sends fans back to 2009 with crazy live show at Stage AE

Written By Kylie Thomas, Co-Features/A&E Editor September 15, 2021

As a 10-year-old in 2011, the lyrics to Kesha’s smash hit “TiK ToK” were ingrained in my head better than multiplication tables. So much so that I actually dressed up as Kesha for Halloween, decked...

Karen Olivo speaks at the Pittsburgh Playhouse.

Karen Olivo comes to Point Park, encourages students to stand up against systemic oppression

Former Broadway star speaks to COPA about championing diversity, avoiding exploitation of talents in the industry
Written By Amanda Andrews and Kylie Thomas September 15, 2021
Throughout last week, the Office of Equity and Inclusion brought in ex-Broadway star Karen Olivo (she/they) to speak to students with a focus on issues of inclusivity and social justice. Olivo got to have in-depth discussions with students in the Conservatory of Performing Arts (COPA), Rowland School of Business, and School of Communication.

Two decades of United States involvement in Afghanistan ends amid Taliban takeover

Person on ground at Kabul airport describes last few days of evacuation
Written By Amanda Andrews and Caitlyn Scott September 8, 2021

After 20 years of fighting within Afghanistan, the Pentagon and the Biden Administration released a statement on August 30, 2021, concluding the full withdrawal of the United States Military, officially...

Josie Valeri and Gillian Beirhals clear the
ball from their zone.(Photo Credit: Sports Photography Editor Grace Balzer)

Women’s soccer falls to Lourdes, look for first win on the road

Written By Mason Strawn, Co-Sports Editor September 8, 2021

The women’s soccer team fell to Lourdes University on Saturday, Sept. 4, losing 2-1 at home in their third game of the season. The Pioneers now fall to 0-3 on the season and will look to bounce back...

Arbitrator orders university to reinstate 17 non-tenured full-time faculty who received layoff notices last spring

Union and administration teams continue to negotiate new contract as fall semester begins
Written By Amanda Andrews, Editor-in-Chief September 1, 2021
However, as the dust settles from this arbitration process, the university and the union are months into negotiating a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with no end in sight, while students and the wider campus community are still reckoning with the aftermath of the proposed cuts from February.

Damar Hamlin, former Pitt football star, says he’s ‘on the right path’ with the NFL

Buffalo Bills safety wants to stay true to himself
Written By Antonio Rossetti, Co-Sports Editor September 1, 2021

Damar Hamlin prepared for one crucial day for much of his life. Many college athletes work on perfecting their craft and becoming the best football player they can be. However, not every athlete will make...

Women’s soccer head coach John Newbery coaching the team during a recent game. (Photo courtesy of  Point Park Athletics)

Women’s soccer fall in season opener, start season 0-2

Written By Mason Strawn, Co-Sports Editor September 1, 2021
The women’s soccer team started off their 2021 season with two tough losses at home, falling to out of conference Goshen College 2-0 on Friday, August 27, and 14th ranked Grace College 3-0 on Saturday, August 28. The Pioneers start off their season 0-2 for the first time since 2019.
A dancer at studios on Point Parks campus poses. (Photo Credit: Rachel Nash)

Two faculty members appointed to new positions in conservatory

Garfield Lemonius and Colleen Hooper share their visions as the new Dean of COPA and the new Dance Department chair
Written By Kylie Thomas, Co-Features/A&E Editor September 1, 2021
As the school year gets into full swing, two faculty members have taken on new positions in the Conservatory of Performing Arts (COPA).
New Point Park President Don Green at Point Park University in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. (Photo by Megan Gloeckler)

President Donald Green reflects on how previous higher education experiences prepared him for Point Park

Incoming president plans for 7 major objectives at Point Park
Written By Amanda Andrews and Jake Dabkowski September 1, 2021
In an exclusive interview with The Globe on August 11, President Donald Green spoke of several topics, ranging from his observations of downtown Pittsburgh so far, his perspective on the role of higher education and his goals for Point Park going forward.
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