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Students digest more than just food at meal

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Nathan Bottiger, Out Going Editor
November 19, 2014

Students shared a meal around tables last Thursday with alumni who have careers corresponding with their degree. There were 32 people attending the dinner, of which 23 were students. After the meal, students asked alumni more in-depth questions. Students stayed at the table of their respective majors... Read more »

Class members aiding program

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Eden Cohen, Managing Editor
November 19, 2014

English Education students have planned a donation drive as part of their class. Students of professor Katie Monsour’s English Language Learners class are conducting the drive to fulfill a social-action requirement. Students collected school supplies for Summer in the City, a Johnstown nonprofit that... Read more »

Students push for an increase in credits

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Victoria Grattan, Staff Writer
November 16, 2014

A committee of Student Government Association senators is working toward changing the number of academic credits earned for physical education classes – both a semester limit on the number of credits and the total number that can be counted toward graduation. The current policy states that a student... Read more »

Parking switch denied; revision being planned

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Nathan Bottiger, Editor-In-Chief
November 16, 2014

Student Government Association members proposed last month to switch Biddle’s faculty parking spaces to residential spaces, shifting faculty parking to where students currently park for classes. Finance and Administration Vice President Amy Buxbaum voiced her concerns last Tuesday about the proposed... Read more »

Fatal collision case proceeds

Kaitlin R. Greenockle, News Editor
November 16, 2014

A Pitt-Johnstown student has been charged with vehicular homicide, accused of texting while driving, drifting 9 feet into the opposing lane and crashing with a pickup truck occupied by a grandfather and granddaughter who both died in the accident. Austin Molinich allegedly caused a head-on collision... Read more »

Terror discussion draws nearly 200

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Nathan Bottiger, Editor-In-Chief
November 6, 2014

Approximately 200 students attended a panel discussion about the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and Syria last Wednesday in Heritage Hall. According to Assistant Academic Affairs Vice President Paul Newman, the majority of those who attended are students, though some faculty members and community... Read more »

Food chiefs fix hours, work on service

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Kaitlin R. Greenockle, News Editor
November 6, 2014

Student Government Association members have been discussing Sodexo’s hours of operation for some time. Student Government Foods Chair Megan Taylor and her committee had started a petition for the hours to be more convenient for students. Before the 1,000-signature petition was submitted to Sodexo Manager... Read more »

Spectar reports Wi-Fi service being analyzed

Victoria Grattan, Staff Writer
November 6, 2014

Oct. 17, an email was sent with an attachment from President Jem Spectar regarding, among other issues, improvements to campus wireless Internet connectivity. According to the email, Information Technology Department workers have been analyzing the wireless connectivity and reviewing the number of connections... Read more »

No answers for outage

Kaitlin R. Greenockle, News Editor
November 2, 2014

Part of Pitt-Johnstown and Richland Township experienced a power outage Oct. 15. For Pitt-Johnstown, the outage took place around 9:30 a.m.. Although students, staff and faculty know that the power went out, when a Penelec spokeswoman was asked about the outage, she said they had no record of it. According... Read more »

Brief sessions are introduced

Brooke Boyer, Copy Editor
November 2, 2014

The 2015 summer schedule has a new option for students with six courses offered in three-week mini sessions. Classes for the three-week sessions meet four times a week, 2 hours and 55 minutes for each class. The first four courses being offered May 11- 29 are Public Speaking, United States History and... Read more »