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The lowdown on ‘town gown’ relationships

Kathryn Nicolai, Investigative News Editor

September 14, 2017


Filed under Investigative News, NEWS

The University offers hundreds of programs and events for students to attend annually, but the extent to which these programs impact the local community often goes unacknowledged. Our private liberal arts institution equates to approximately 60 percent of the Lewisburg population, creating an intense...

College of Management to accept ‘few, if any’ internal transfer students

College of Management to accept ‘few, if any’ internal transfer students

Kathryn Nicolai, Investigative News Editor

September 7, 2017


Filed under Investigative News, NEWS

The University’s recent decision to transform the school of Management into the College of Management has resulted in a number of changes, including a lack of internal transfer students. This is “a decision that was made in the interest of fostering increased academic engagement in other areas...

Investigative News: How reliable are college rankings?

Kathryn Nicolai, Investigative News Editor

August 31, 2017


Filed under Investigative News, NEWS

This past August, The Princeton Review published “The Best 382 Colleges, 2018 Edition,” and ranked the University the #3 Party School, #1 Lots of Greek Life, and #2 Most Beautiful Campus in the nation. This is the 26th edition of the guide that offers categorized lists and rankings of colleges...

Investigative News: Research on sexual assault, misconduct on campus reflect national trends

Kathryn Nicolai, Investigative News Editor

April 27, 2017


Filed under Investigative News, NEWS

The prevalence of sexual assault on college campuses has received augmented national attention in the last decade, resulting in increased awareness as well as federal and state regulation. The matter of sexual assault continues to be a current and pressing concern for higher education, especially within...

Composting initiatives fall by the wayside due to regulations, ‘disappointing circumstances’

Composting initiatives fall by the wayside due to regulations, ‘disappointing circumstances’

Investigative News Editor, Kathryn Nicolai

April 21, 2017


Filed under Investigative News, NEWS, Top Stories, Top Stories

A 2015-16 Sustainability Initiatives pamphlet published by Dining Services lists food composting as the first of many environmentally friendly efforts; however, the University has not partaken in any such composting since May 2012, according to General Manager of Resident Dining John Cummins. In...

Investigative News: University cost increases by 3.9 percent to $67,136 for the 2017-18 academic year

Investigative News: University cost increases by 3.9 percent to $67,136 for the 2017-18 academic year

Kathryn Nicolai, Investigative News Editor

April 13, 2017


Filed under Investigative News, NEWS, Top Stories, Top Stories

The University’s new enrollment cost of $67,136 for the 2017-18 academic year was announced in a letter sent to University students’ families this past February. The new cost is a comprehensive fee that includes tuition, the student government fee, and standard room and board. The $67,136 price is...

Investigative News: “Fair Districts” plan aims to end gerrymandering in PA, engage students along the way

Kathryn Nicolai, Investigative News Editor

April 6, 2017


Filed under Investigative News, NEWS

The unfair practices of state legislatures through redistricting and gerrymandering was discussed alongside potential reform by Professor of Economics Christopher Magee and Esquire Executive Director of the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania Suzanne Almeida at the forum titled, “Reforming the...

The overwhelming role of donations in athletics

Kathryn Nicolai, Investigative News Editor

March 30, 2017


Filed under Investigative News, NEWS

The University offers a variety of sport programs for students within the categories of varsity, club, and intramural. The success of all programs is reliant on funding from both the University and outside sources. The 27 varsity sport programs on campus receive funding allocated from the University’s...

Investigative News: In an inherently exclusive Greek system, are all walks of life welcome?

Kathryn Nicolai, Investigative News Editor

March 9, 2017


Filed under Investigative News, NEWS

The nature of Greek life at any university is inherently exclusive—fraternities and sororities alike have capped membership numbers that allow them to admit only a select number to their organizations each year. The question of inclusivity, however, hinges on a multitude of factors, several of which...

Investigative News: Anti-Vietnam, anti-interventionism, anti-apartheid, anti-sweatshop, and anti-discrimination: How activism has evolved on campus over half a century

Investigative News: Anti-Vietnam, anti-interventionism, anti-apartheid, anti-sweatshop, and anti-discrimination: How activism has evolved on campus over half a century

Kathryn Nicolai, Investigative News Editor

March 2, 2017


Filed under Investigative News, NEWS, Top Stories, Top Stories

In the wake of an unprecedented presidential election and President Donald Trump’s new administration’s contentious actions, campus has witnessed a spur of politically-driven student activism. However, examining the University’s history of organized action reveals the undeniable trend of student...

Trans-inclusive efforts on campus contrast trans-exclusive efforts in the nation

Trans-inclusive efforts on campus contrast trans-exclusive efforts in the nation

Kathryn Nicolai, Investigative News Editor

February 23, 2017


Filed under Investigative News, NEWS

The implementation of gender-neutral restrooms at the University is a topical and controversial issue being advanced by students, staff, and faculty on campus. Though specific implementation efforts at the University currently await any concrete decision, the debate has recently resurfaced to national...

Investigative News: High impact: Student-athlete concussions get high-priority, NCAA-mandated care

Kathryn Nicolai, Investigative News Editor

February 16, 2017


Filed under Investigative News, NEWS

Concussions are a prevalent topic of conversation among all athletes, especially those who play at the collegiate level. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 1.6 to 3.8 million concussions occur in sports and recreational activities annually, not including a vast number...

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