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Prices rise for all at the Tuck


Christopher Zimardo, Contributing Writer
September 12, 2014

Pitt-Johnstown Sodexo manager Victor Costlow said prices have been adjusted at Pitt-Johnstown’s Tuck Shop and Brioche Doreé, after an analysis examined competitor prices and prices at other Sodexo retailers in the region.   While the total Pitt-Johnstown price increase was 3 percent, that doesn’t... Read more »

Students experience a new virtual class model

Peijia Zhang, Contributing Writer
September 12, 2014

A Pitt Visual Learning Initiative is a new approach for students to enroll in classes not offered on their campuses, using visual and audio technologies.  In Biddle Hall, a distance-education classroom (201) offers three courses from different disciplines this semester. Class sizes average six to eight... Read more »

Around 900 tickets sold for concert


Andy Hsiao Chung, Trevor Leard, Managing Editor, Copy Editor
April 18, 2014

Radiant lights of blue and red sifted through raised hands Friday as the crowd cheered for the event many in the community had long waited for – the annual Spring Concert. This year, Programming Board officials sought to bring back the tradition after it had acquired last spring comedian B.J. Novak... Read more »

Cafeteria is to be open longer

Ashley Emanuel, Copy Editor
April 18, 2014

Preparing for finals week offers distractions, noise and late-night snacking needs. It’s hard sometimes for students to find that perfect place to settle down and study. The Student Union cafeteria is to be opened late for student study use during finals week. According to Sodexo General Manager Victor... Read more »

Too few students run

Eden Cohen, News Editor
April 18, 2014

Voting students once again had limited choices at the polls while voting for Student Government Association senators. Elections for next year’s student government were held online through the campus services portal from 10 a.m. April 9 to 10 a.m. April 11. The election was to fill 27 upperclassmen... Read more »

More faculty speak out

Eden Cohen, News Editor
April 18, 2014

Before the April 9 response deadline passed, more faculty spoke up about their strategic plan opinions. Professors Allan Walstad, John Mullennix and James Alexander sent emails to faculty about their opinions and urging further discussion at a Faculty Senate meeting today. Walstad said he did not agree... Read more »

Outbreak gets 80; origin unclear


Andy Hsiao Chung, Managing Editor
April 7, 2014

About 80 people have been reported sick since last Tuesday with what university officials are calling a gastrointestinal illness, preliminarily identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Health  as a norovirus. Those people affected showed symptoms such as fever, diarrhea and vomiting. It is contagious. The... Read more »

Hip-hop artist is substituted

Trevor Leard, Copy Editor
April 7, 2014

Last Monday via Twitter, the Pitt-Johnstown Programming Board mem- bers announced that the opening act for the spring concert has been cancelled. “Due to unforeseen circumstances (Machine Gun Kelly) will no longer be headlining the spring con- cert,” Programming board members said via Twitter.... Read more »

Plan draft announced


Eden Cohe, Ashley Emanuel, News Editor, Copy Editor
April 7, 2014

University officials released a strategic plan draft to the Pitt-Johnstown community March 22. The draft is to become the guiding document to implement campus changes in the next seven years. It lists goals and plans of university officials, which can be changed before the plan is finalized. The draft... Read more »

Freshmen to get nine

April 7, 2014

Student senators have voted to change their organization’s composition. Student Government Association senators decided to increase their freshmen senators from eight representatives to nine of 36 voting members. The decision came in two votes: one that allotted another position to freshman, and another... Read more »