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FAFSA Changes Allow Students to File Earlier

Samantha Midkiff, Reporter

November 15, 2017

Filed under Campus Life, News, Top Stories

Students have more time to file the FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, thanks to federal law. President Obama made changes in 2016 to filing FAFSA forms. Changes include expanded application dates and the tax information that is required. The changes allow students and parents a longer time period to apply f...

Coaches are Using Injury Prevention Programs

Keana Elsayed, Reporter

November 15, 2017

Filed under Featured Sports Story Carousel, News, Sports

Sports injuries are theme for the fall season. Athletes are ending their seasons early due to injury. Mark Stauffer, women’s soccer head coach, has faced multiple season-ending injuries to players on his team. He said knee injuries are most common. “These injuries have impacted us drastically as we have had six season-ending...

Campus Communication Problem Raised at Open Discussion

Megan Oldak, Reporter

November 15, 2017

Filed under Campus Life, News, Top Stories

Campus communication – or the lack thereof – was a topic of discussion during an Open Discussion forum sponsored by Student Activities Oct. 25. Despite multiple channels of communication and publicity about campus events, such as Cougar Radio, MY MU Weekly, and MU alerts, the consensus among those in attendance was that thes...

Officials Stand By Sexual Assault Policy in the Face of Government Changes

Lena Williams, Reporter

November 15, 2017

Filed under Campus Life, News, Top Stories

Officials say they will not restructure the sexual assault and misconduct policy as a result of changes to an Obama-era sexual assault policy. Late September, Education Secretary Betsy Devos released a new federal Title IX guidance, reversing the Obama-administration’s policy of colleges using a lower standard of proof when ar...

Voices Project Carries On

Melissa Milbut, Reporter

November 3, 2017

Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Campus Life, News

Organizers of "The Voices Project" plan to move forward with future performances. The latest installment wrapped up last spring with "The Voices Project: Mental Health," a student and faculty-written performance about of mental health disorders with the goal of removing stigma. Psychology professor Dr. Alicia Nordstrom began ...

Former Pentagon Worker to Speak on Non-Violence

Daniella Amendola, Print Editor

November 3, 2017

Filed under News, On Campus Events

The NEPA Ethics Institute will hold a program on ethics and non-violence, the first if a series of events that address the critical concerns of the Sisters of Mercy. The program, set for Nov. 8, will  feature Fr. Chris Bisett, professor of religious studies and senior administrator at the Department of Defense. "So this pr...

New Bioethics Center Aims to Impact Medical Policy

Annette Ritzko, Editor-in-Chief

November 3, 2017

Filed under Campus Life, Health Sciences, News, Top Stories

The recent "Deadly Medicine" speaker series sparked the creation of the new Center for Human Dignity in Bioethics, Medicine and Health. Dr. Stacy Gallin, the Director of the Center for Human Dignity in Bioethics, Medicine and Health, said the Center's aim is to raise awareness for the importance of the concept of human dig...

Nurses: Time is Now for Flu Shot

Samantha Midkiff, Reporter

November 3, 2017

Filed under Campus Life, Health Sciences, News

Nurses at the Health and Wellness Center want everyone to get a flu shot. Now. “The number of students who present for the flu vaccine is not what we hope it would be,” said Anita Yurek, RN, Staff Nurse.   The flu shot usually costs $20 outside of the Center's usual annual fee, but as an attempt to entice people to get...

Officials Reassure Students After Marywood Gun Incident

Officials Reassure Students After Marywood Gun Incident

Lena Williams, Reporter

November 3, 2017

Filed under Campus Life, News, Top Stories

While a firearms incident on the campus of Marywood University raises questions about emergency notific...

Diversity Numbers Grow, Strengthen Culture

Diversity Numbers Grow, Strengthen Culture

November 3, 2017

New student numbers are increasing, and that is having a positive effect on campus culture, officials...

New Physician Assistant Program in the Works

Destiny Anderson, Reporter

October 18, 2017

Filed under Health Sciences, News, Top Stories

A new Physician Assistant program may be in the university’s future - potentially even as early as the next school year. The former Physician Assistant program held Accreditation-Provisional status, but surrendered its their accreditation. All Physician Assistant programs pursue accreditation through the Accreditation Review...

Work Study Hours Cut

Work Study Hours Cut

October 18, 2017

Work Study students are receiving fewer hours and smaller paychecks. Officials have cut the number of hours that work study students ma...

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