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Professors Explore Meaning of Trump Win

Professors Explore Meaning of Trump Win

Annette Ritzko, Web Editor
November 28, 2016
Filed under News

The election of Donald Trump came as a surprise to many, and professors are considering the reasons for Trump's unexpected victory  and what his presidency will hold. Irene Wisnieski, professor of political science, said pundits and pollsters did not arrive at accurate conclusions. "Analysts now... Read more »

What It’s Like to Walk the Length of Campus

What It’s Like to Walk the Length of Campus

Parker Abate, Reporter
November 28, 2016
Filed under Campus Life, News, Top Stories

1,631. That’s how many steps it takes to walk along campus—and the newly installed sidewalks and bridge—from Mercy Hall to Machell Hall. I learned, during my quest to find out what walking the new route is like, that Machell Hall is approximately .74 miles from the center of campus, and it’s... Read more »

GPP Wants You

GPP Wants You

Erin Dougherty, Multimedia Editor
November 28, 2016
Filed under News

The Guaranteed Placement Program  is evolving, and it is interested in student feedback to ensure the program meets their needs. According to Carolyn Yencharis Corcoran, Assistant Director at the Career Development Center said the program makes changes according to students' feedback. "We reev... Read more »

Work Study Positions: Available, Underutilized

Work Study Positions: Available, Underutilized

Melanie Quintanilla, Editor-in-Chief
November 17, 2016
Filed under News, Top Stories

Fewer students are filling work study positions this year, and officials are working to increase the number of students who work on campus. This semester, 464 students are in work study jobs - 101 fewer than the 565 students on the work study payroll during the 2015-16 academic year, said Stephanie ... Read more »

Dogs Do Big Things for the Mind

Dogs Do Big Things for the Mind

Erin Dougherty, Reporter
November 16, 2016
Filed under News, On Campus Events, Top Stories, Web Exclusive

Students once again received "pet therapy" thanks to the Counseling and Psychological Services Center's program that brings the furry critters to campus twice per year to help students cope with exam pressure. Students were able to sign up for an hour-long appointment to play, pet and cuddle furry... Read more »

Students, Faculty, Staff: ‘It’s On Us’

Students, Faculty, Staff: ‘It’s On Us’

Kaitlin Hall, Reporter
November 16, 2016
Filed under Campus Life, News, Top Stories

The "It’s On Us" campaign is demonstrating that members of the campus community can bring about change with teamwork. The campaign focuses on sexual assault issues as well as healthy relationships, domestic violence and caring for others throughout society. President Thomas Botzman said it also... Read more »

Organizers Credit Depth of Hemingway Symposium for Turnout

Organizers Credit Depth of Hemingway Symposium for Turnout

Annette Ritzko, Web Editor
November 2, 2016
Filed under News, Top Stories

More than 400 people attended the Hemingway Symposium, Oct. 22, and organizers credit the Hemingway name, but also the event’s multi-dimensional attraction, to its popularity. Dr. Matthew Nickel, professor of English and one of the organizers, estimated that 40 people attended the student paper... Read more »

Professors Offer Events; Students Lack Interest

Professors Offer Events; Students Lack Interest

Annette Ritzko, Reporter
October 20, 2016
Filed under News, Top Stories

The Government Law and National Security club, along with multiple professors are making efforts to get students involved in the upcoming presidential election. The problem, said Dr. Christopher Stevens, Director of the Government Law and National Security program and an assistant professor of history,... Read more »

Students: Handicap Accessibility Needs Improvement

Students: Handicap Accessibility Needs Improvement

Matt Scanlon, Reporter
October 18, 2016
Filed under News, Top Stories

Students with disabilities say they sometimes find it difficult to get around campus, despite the constructed accessibility of campus buildings. Each building with multiple floors has an elevator as well as ramps to enter and exit. But the elevator in Mercy Hall has broken down multiple times in... Read more »

Professor Parking Irks Some

Professor Parking Irks Some

Parker Abate, Reporter
October 18, 2016
Filed under News, Top Stories

Students say they wonder why faculty members are able to park in student-designated white spaces, while students are unable to park in faculty-designated yellow spots in the university lots. “I think the problem we have is that people do not have parking passes and their vehicles aren’t registered... Read more »

Students Lack Faith in System

Students Lack Faith in System

Samantha Allen, Reporter
October 18, 2016
Filed under News

Many students feel their opinions don't matter in politics, and they are not enthusiastic about voting in the upcoming presidential election. Riley McKee, a junior speech pathology major, said she doesn't believe much of what politicians say. “We’ve grown up learning that all politicians are... Read more »

Putting the Success in Student Success Center

Putting the Success in Student Success Center

Melanie Quintanilla, Web Editor-in-Chief
October 15, 2016
Filed under Campus Life, News, Top Stories

Expanded services and facilities are attracting more students to use the Student Success Center. Senior professional studies major Diana Kestenbaum said the services helped her make the grade. “If I did not have the support I have from them I probably would not be graduating. I struggled academically... Read more »

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