The Highlander

MU’s First Food Pantry Open

Kailene Nye, Reporter

February 24, 2019

Filed under Campus Life, Feature Story

McAuley’s Market, the university’s first food pantry, is open and distributing food to the campus community. Senior occupational therapy major Kristin Kuntzman originally raised the idea of a food pantry for the campus community about a year ago when she volunteered for Dinners with Kids and saw, firsthand, the issue...

FarMU Fights Food Insecurity

Zoe Laporte, Multimedia Editor

February 24, 2019

Filed under Campus Life, Feature Story, News, Top Stories

It was the first sunny day in what felt like a year-long rain storm. The farm smelled like manure, the horses neighed quietly in the distance, and the sun shined down on a group of people. A Misericordia University student studying business administration walked across the muddy ground, surrounded by other students from Marywood...

Competition Underway for Sister Mary Glennon Scholarship

Competition Underway for Sister Mary Glennon Scholarship

February 24, 2019

A group of faculty and administrators is in the process of choosing six incoming students for a full...

New Ally/Multicultural Club Coordinator Plans Campus-Wide Collaboration

Kailene Nye, Reporter

February 9, 2019

Filed under Campus Life, Feature Story, Top Stories

Faculty and students are welcoming Linh Nguyena, who took over as the new Manager of Multicultural and Inclusion Initiatives at beginning of the spring semester. Nguyen is filling the former position of Multicultural Outreach Coordinator, which dealt primarily with advising students. The new title, however, allows her to...

Little Known Scholarship Honors Local Chappaquiddick Figure

Erin O'Brien and Nicole Giammarino

December 13, 2018

Filed under Feature Story

The Mary Jo Kopechne Scholarship was established in 2014 to  honor its namesake Mary Jo Kopechne, who perished in the notorious Chappaquiddick accident involving the late Senator Edward Kennedy. Kapechne was originally from Wilkes Barre. She graduated from Caldwell College for women with a degree in business administration...

Student’s One Act Play Explores Relationships

Student’s One Act Play Explores Relationships

December 13, 2018

An Honors student's one-act play is set for a formal performance next semester. Adam Ercolani , senior...

Multi-Talented Faculty Member Joins Mass Com and Design

Multi-Talented Faculty Member Joins Mass Com and Design

Iana Davis, Reporter

December 13, 2018

Filed under Feature Story, Top Stories

A former accountant with an MBA and experience working for major corporations is teaching video production...

Students, Faculty Strive to ‘Walk a Mile’

Kailene Nye, Reporter

December 13, 2018

Filed under Campus Life, Feature Story, News

Students and faculty hope to host the second annual "Walk A Mile" event next semester. The event, last held March 2011, involves men putting on high heels and walking to bring awareness to issues such as sexual assault, rape, and violence toward women. Participants are also encouraged to secure sponsors to raise money to donate...

Student Discovered Ancestry with Multicultural Club

Iana Davis, Reporter

November 25, 2018

Filed under Feature Story, Top Stories

Multicultural club members are credited with helping a member discover her heritage. New member Tatiana Dorner was a foster child who was unaware of her background. When she told the club, Iana Davis, a member and junior mass communications and design major, decided to lend a hand in searching for the long overdue answers. Davis...

Safety Officers Train to Fight Opioid Emergencies

Michael Murphy, Reporter

November 8, 2018

Filed under Feature Story, News, Top Stories

Campus Safety are adding procedures and equipment in the fight against opioid abuse. Bob Zavada, Director of Campus Safety and Security, and other Campus Safety staffers received training in the use of Narcan, which is an opioid reversal drug, Zavada said. Narcan was supplied free of charge to all area college and university...

Speakers: Police ‘Are Just People, Too’

Kailene Nye, Reporter

November 8, 2018

Filed under Feature Story, News

Students explored the state of law enforcement with police officers from Warrington Township. Detective Bernard Schaffer and Lieutenant Robert Meditz spoke to students in government and history classes Oct. 23 about the opioid crisis, community outreach programs, and how policing has changed over recent years. Dr. Glenn Willis,...

Is Campus Haunted?

Daniella Amendola, Editor-in-Chief

October 24, 2018

Filed under Campus Life, Feature Story

As the spookiest of holidays draws near, it is only fair to draw attention to a widely shared belief among students and staff: The campus is probably haunted. Whether the ghost is the undeniably creepy Lady McHale or the generally benevolent Tippy the Theater Ghost, the stories that arise from students and staff alike make...

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