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Black Lives Matter; Are People Listening?

Black Lives Matter; Are People Listening?

Connor Swagler, Reporter
February 9, 2017
Filed under News, Top Stories

"You’re Black, Lena. Aren’t you supposed to be fast?" That was the question that a former basketball coach once asked  junior communications major Lena Williams. Williams, who served an a panelist on the university's Black Lines Matter panel during Martin Luther King Jr. week events,  shared... Read more »

Lefties Left Out?

Lefties Left Out?

Arielle Kneller, Reporter
February 9, 2017
Filed under News

Some left-handed students say they struggle with furniture not designed with them in mind. Many of the desks on campus are simply tables with chairs. Most tables allow the users to sit however they want. The furniture in classrooms like those in Insalaco and certain rooms in Mercy Hall are easily... Read more »

Profs’ Films Spark DOJ Investigation, Settlement

Profs’ Films Spark DOJ Investigation, Settlement

Matthew Gromala, Reporter
February 9, 2017
Filed under News, Top Stories

A U.S. Department of Justice investigation into Luzerne County polling places, prompted by the documentaries of two faculty members, led to a settlement with the county to improve access for people with disabilities. Communications faculty members Melissa Sgroi and Dan Kimbrough produced two films,... Read more »

Road Construction, Congestion Temporary, Officials Say

Road Construction, Congestion Temporary, Officials Say

Anthony Vega, Reporter
December 12, 2016
Filed under News, Top Stories

Many commuters say the five-way intersection in the center of Dallas is nightmare because catching that light means you’ll arrive at your destination late once you wait for the light to come back around. Junior occupational therapy major Jessica Pluta said the long wait time is frustrating. "It... Read more »

Homelessness Sleep Out

Homelessness Sleep Out

Annette Ritzko, Web Editor
December 12, 2016
Filed under News, Top Stories

Students living on campus are guaranteed food, water, and a place to sleep, but the same cannot be said for many people throughout the U.S. and the world, so faculty,  students and staff tried to send the message home at the “Homelessness Sleep Out” Nov. 14. Sean Farry, Campus Minister, said th... Read more »

PT Students Assess Work Areas

PT Students Assess Work Areas

Erin Dougherty, Reporter
December 12, 2016
Filed under Health Sciences, News, Top Stories

Physical therapy students are critiquing the way both students and faculty approach studying and reading and how they situate themselves in their unique work spaces, or in other words, they're investigating ergonomics, the way people move and work. Students assess each person as he or she works at a desk for a 1... Read more »

Campus Safety to Bear Arms?

Campus Safety to Bear Arms?

Matt Scanlon, Reporter
December 12, 2016
Filed under Campus Life, News, Top Stories

The university community is debating a proposal to arm Campus safety officers, and the debate is made more timely by the Nov. 28 attack on Ohio State University students. Bob Zavada, Campus Safety head, released a proposal in early November to grant officers power to carry concealed firearms. Firearms... Read more »

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 »

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