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Bookstore to be outsourced this fall


Eden Cohen, Managing Editor
January 29, 2015

Students and faculty may have to buy books from a new company in future semesters. Pitt-Johnstown President Jem Spectar told faculty senate members last Wednesday that administrators have judged the current campus bookstore’s operation unsustainable. Finance and Administration Vice President Amy Buxbaum... Read more »

Log-on times shorten the time for teaching


Nick Zinovenko, Contributing Writer
January 29, 2015

Between typing papers, completing online assignments, and checking for important emails, many Pitt-Johnstown students require frequent computer usage. Many carry laptops, but, for those who do not, the university provides computer labs in Owen Library and Blackington Hall for student use. Yet for many... Read more »

Elevators give scary journeys


Kaitlin R. Greenockle, News Editor
January 29, 2015

For some students, riding a campus elevator is not pleasant. Sophomore Rebecca Smith, a resident in the Living and Learning Center, said that the elevators don’t make her feel safe. “It’s almost a daily occurrence that when the elevator gets close to the bottom floor it shakes,” Smith said. She... Read more »

Volunteers assist with distribution for elders

Milana Ballard, Features Editor
January 29, 2015

Last Thursday, five Catholic Campus Ministry students, led by LaDonna McCrary, visited the Johnstown soup kitchen to help senior citizens at Boxes for Seniors. A total of 63 local senior citizens were signed up to receive a box with 12-inch dimensions that contained an assortment of juice and cheeses. The... Read more »

New Business Division is launched

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Bobby Scott, Editor-In-Chief
January 20, 2015

Pitt-Johnstown community members welcomed a new Business and Enterprise Division last Wednesday night as university administrators, students and citizens numbering in the hundreds packed inside the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center. University President Jem Spectar and Social Sciences Division Chairman... Read more »

Police, grounds crew adapt to icy weather


Kaitlin R. Greenockle, News Editor
January 20, 2015

Ice skating may become the easiest way to get around campus nowadays, not just for students, but for university personnel as well. As snow and ice accompany the Johnstown area winter, many people have to change their daily routine. The Physical Plant grounds crew are responsible for the snow and ice... Read more »

Sodexo employees now offer delivery services

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Eden Cohen, Managing Editor
January 20, 2015

Beginning Tuesday, students on campus are to have a new option for late-night dining without having to leave the warmth of their rooms. Sodexo employees are to begin a delivery service. The menu available for delivery includes selections from the Mt. Cat Club, Pizza Hut and Subway. The Mt. Cat Club and... Read more »

Housing update timeline vague

Victoria Grattan, Staff Writer
January 20, 2015

Pitt-Johnstown’s strategic plan lists objectives to enhance the quality of living and learning on campus. Among other objectives described in the seven-year plan, is a renovation schedule for campus facilities. Renovations listed as objectives include athletic facilities, classrooms and student housing.... Read more »

Moxham light up event kicks off holiday spirit


Nathan Bottiger, Outgoing Editor
December 10, 2014

Students and community members gathered Monday at Moxham’s Park Avenue Playground to attend a Light-Up Night. More than 21,000 lights provided a display that quieted a sometimes-talkative crowd of 110.  Gold lights spanned a chain-link fence, spotted with large blue snowflakes. After the lights were... Read more »

University to help in blight removal

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Bri Aultz, Opinions Editor
November 19, 2014

University President Jem Spectar has made news with the announcement of Pitt-Johnstown’s plan to help alleviate blighted housing in Johnstown. The Tribune-Democrat ran Oct. 25 story about the University’s involvement in the blight alleviation, citing a study by the Greater Johnstown/Cambria County... Read more »