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Omicron‘s high transmissibility begins to affect students, faculty despite high vaccination rate

Written By Jake Dabkowski, Editor Elect January 19, 2022

Within the past few weeks, Allegheny County has experienced a record-setting number of new COVID-19 cases. As of Monday, Jan. 17, the current seven day average was 3,238 cases, down slightly from last...

Omicron variant spikes creates mixed protocols among local universities

Students voice concern over Point Park's current guidelines
Written By Caitlyn Scott, Co-News Editor January 19, 2022
Point Park and several local universities have continued to implement safety protocols due to the spread of the COVID-19 variant, Omicron, but some students have expressed concerns about the efficiency of guidelines in comparison to other campuses within the area.

Pittsburgh becomes major contender for 2024 Republican National Convention

Written By Zack Lawry, Co-News Editor January 19, 2022
Pittsburgh has been shortlisted to host the 2024 Republican National Convention by the Republican National Committee, according to a recent Politico report.
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Students speak out about return to campus, in-person learning plans amid Omicron surge

University briefly suspends guest policy, elaborates on plans in several emails
Written By Amanda Andrews, Jake Dabkowski, and Zack Lawry January 12, 2022
On Monday, Jan. 10, students and staff returned to campus for the Spring 2022 semester amid record-breaking COVID-19 cases levels from the Omicron variant, with multiple alterations made to the university’s original January 3 announcement.

Ed Gainey elected as new mayor of Pittsburgh

Written By Caitlyn Scott , Co-News Editor January 12, 2022

Former State Representative Ed Gainey was sworn in virtually as the City of Pittsburgh's 61st mayor on Jan. 3, 2022. Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas President Judge Kim Berkeley Clark led the...

Student attendance wildly varies this semester

Written By Caitlyn Scott, Co-News Editor December 8, 2021
With the return of in-person operations for the Fall 2021 semester, Point Park students and faculty have noticed a fluctuation in student attendance and participation within both in-person and online classes, leading to questions as to why some have noticed increased attendance and participation while others have seen major declines.

Dr. Oz launches campaign in Pennsylvania for open US Senate seat

Written By Zack Lawry, Co-News Editor December 8, 2021
On Nov. 30, 2021, Dr. Mehmet Oz announced his candidacy for Pennsylvania’s open U.S. Senate seat in the 2022 election.

Scientists in South Africa discover new COVID-19 variant Omicron

Written By Jake Dabkowski, Editor Elect December 1, 2021
On November 23, scientists in South Africa discovered a new coronavirus variant that has been designated “Omicron” by the World Health Organization (WHO). The variant, officially known as B.1.1.529, has confirmed cases in 16 different countries, including the United Kingdom and Canada as of Monday, Nov. 29.

SGA Legislative Body votes not to pass censures against recording secretary

The censures involved grievances over a board with a "Woke Points" system and a separate scheduling conflict for an event
Written By Zack Lawry, Co-News Editor December 1, 2021

In the Student Government Association (SGA)’s first meeting back from the recent break on Monday evening, a two-count censure trial was held against a member of the Executive Cabinet. The two separate...

The Globe News Brief

Written By Caitlyn Scott, Co-News Editor December 1, 2021

Biden Administration restricts travel amid new COVID-19 variant Restrictions to South Africa and seven additional countries—Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique and Malawi—started...

Students voice CulinArt concerns after recent staffing shortages

Students voice CulinArt concerns after recent staffing shortages

CulinArt GM looking for student feedback
Written By Jake Dabkowski, Editor Elect November 17, 2021
CulinArt Services have recently initiated temporary changes to their operations due to shortages of staff, which they have announced has been caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Although this may be the case, students say their issues with CulinArt date back to before the pandemic began.
Point Park full-time faculty union votes in favor of new contract 72-0

Point Park full-time faculty union votes in favor of new contract 72-0

Contract will last 3 years
Written By Zack Lawry, Co-News Editor November 17, 2021
The months-long process to strike a contract between the Point Park full-time faculty union and the university came to an official end Wednesday, Nov. 10 when the faculty union voted 72-0 to accept a new collective bargaining agreement with the school.
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