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Help shows results in grade-point averages

Eden Cohen, News Editor
February 12, 2014

Pitt-Johnstown administrators have added a program to complement an existing academic probation program in the hopes that struggling students will continue to improve. This year, students ranging from a 1.0 to 1.7 grade-point average are to be placed in a more-intensive program (G.O.A.L.) to improve... Read more »

Nurses donate hundreds to charity

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Eden Cohen, News Editor
February 12, 2014

Pitt-Johnstown nursing students are injecting some care into the community with two monetary donations. Student Nurses’ Association of Pennsylvania members raised money for two local organizations, the Arbutus Park Retirement Community and the Johnstown Free Medical Clinic. Nurses’ Association vice... Read more »

Sodexo adds survey completion prizes

Eden Cohen, News Editor
February 7, 2014

Students found new motivation to speak up last week when Sodexo employees began surveying at the Student Union second floor entrance. From Jan. 27 to Feb. 2, employees manned a navy-clad table set up in front of the Tuck Shop. On the table were three laptops where students could take an online survey. Before... Read more »

Commuters’ feet may increase Union traffic

Ashley Emanuel, Copy Editor
February 7, 2014

The Student Union is a place where many students gather to eat, to study and to go to events, but Pitt-Johnstown administrators still are looking for more ways to get students into the union. One idea is a commuter lounge, according to Student Affairs Vice President Shawn Brooks. Brooks said that he... Read more »

Permanent information desk desired

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Bri Aultz, Copy Editor
February 7, 2014

Two Pitt-Johnstown officials say they would like to see the Student Union’s temporary Information Desk become a more permanent fixture. Student Life Director Sherri Rae said that for several years the campus had a permanent Information Desk. Rae supervises the desk, and students working there are campus... Read more »

Student judged guilty

Eden Cohen, News Editor
January 31, 2014

According to the Tribune-Democrat, Pitt-Johnstown student Joseph Raco was found guilty of sexualy assaulting a 16-year-old girl. State police said Raco assaulted the girl February 2011 at Seven Springs Mountain Resort. Raco maintained his innocence, and The Advocate wrote several stories on his case. Raco... Read more »

Alleged gunman is sane

Andy Hsiao Chung, Managing Editor
January 31, 2014

Kevin McGee, the  former Pitt-Johnstown student who allegedly fired a shotgun into an unoccupied Richland Township police cruiser has been ordered to stand trial, according to the Tribune-Democrat. The trial is set for April 3, and was ordered after McGee was determined mentally competent. He is charged... Read more »

Group leaders re-evaluate their budget application procedures

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Eden Cohen, News Editor
January 31, 2014

As student organization budget season approaches, some group leaders may reconsider how they apply for aid. The 2013-14 budget left many organizations with significantly less than they requested. Student Government Association allocations committee leader Nolan McGuire said one reason is because organization... Read more »

Senators not deterred by a parking rejection

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Ashley Emanuel, Copy Editor
January 31, 2014

After many drafts and many hours, a student parking proposal was rejected. Finance and Administration Vice President Amy Buxbaum rejected it. “The allocation of parking across campus is made in an effort to achieve a number of goals, including aligning parking with traffic patterns (and) meeting township... Read more »

Defibrillators to be added on campus

Eden Cohen, News Editor
January 31, 2014

Two more defibrillator units were delivered to the Pitt-Johnstown campus last Friday. Vice President of Finance and Administration Amy Buxbaum said the university plans to continue adding units annually. Buxbaum said one unit will be placed in the Student Union and the other is to be placed either in... Read more »