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Four people taken into custody after the Justice for January 6 Rally at the United States Capitol

Written By Caitlyn Scott, News Editor September 22, 2021
On Sept. 18, 2021, demonstrations took place outside of the United States Capitol to demand justice for citizens still facing charges in connection with the Jan. 6 insurrection within Washington D.C.

SGA swears in 15 new senators at Monday meeting

Written By Tia Bailey, Co-Features/A&E Editor September 22, 2021
The Student Government Association (SGA) swore in 15 new Senators during Monday’s legislature meeting.
Karen Olivo speaks at the Pittsburgh Playhouse.

Ex-Broadway star, social activist Karen Olivo comes to Point Park

Written By Jacob Woodyard, News Photography Editor September 15, 2021

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.

Point Park professor who served as first responder with Flight 93 rescue team reflects

Written By Kumar Simms, Copy Editor September 15, 2021
In remembrance of the 9/11 attacks and their profound impact, Public Administration Professor Robert Skertich shared his experience as a Flight 93 response team member in Shanksville, Pennsylvania during the attacks.
CMI Director Andy Conte in front of panelists Tom McMillian, Deb Erdley, Cindi Lash and Ramesh Santanam.

Center for Media Innovation hosts 9/11 20th anniversary commemoration

Written By Caitlyn Scott, News Editor September 15, 2021
On Sept. 8, 2021, Point Park University’s Center for Media Innovation (CMI) hosted a free, in-person event in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of 9/11.

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...

(Photo Credit: Rachel Nash)

Students speak out as Point Park shifts back to in-person classes, raise concerns about health and safety

New coronavirus cases on campus have already been reported for the 2021-2022 academic year
Written By Tia Bailey, Co-Features/A&E Editor September 8, 2021
The Fall 2021 semester has kicked off, with classes being completely in-person. Students no longer have the option to take classes remotely, although COVID-19 is still going strong.

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.
A sign in an elevator in the Student Center reminds people to wear masks amid the surge of new cases with the Delta variant.

Allegheny County officials urge caution as Delta variant spurs on new surge in COVID-19 cases

Written By Caitlyn Scott, News Editor September 1, 2021
With eight states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, experiencing increases in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, negotiations of mitigation efforts have become prevalent within Pennsylvania for the return of fully in-person operations for businesses and schools this fall.
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