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Students mourn the lives lost in the New Zealand terror attacks

Students mourn the lives lost in the New Zealand terror attacks

Jessica Kaplan, Print Managing Co-Editor

March 21, 2019


Filed under NEWS, Top Stories

The world reacted in horror on March 16 as 50 were killed and dozens were injured in a hate-driven terror attack at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. In Lewisburg, members of the University gathered on March 21 in solidarity for a candlelight vigil sponsored by the Muslim Student Association...

Griot Institute hosts Margo Natalie Crawford for lecture “Black Post-Blackness”

Elizabeth Lagerback and Silvia Buonocore, Contributing Writer and News Editor

March 21, 2019


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Author and University of Pennsylvania Professor of English Margo Natalie Crawford came to the University to present a talk entitled “Black Post-Blackness” on March 20. The event was held in the Hildreth-Mirza Hall Great Room and attendance was free. The lecture was put on by the Griot Institute of...

New study to reduce inequality suggests Americans prefer tax breaks over welfare programs

Clare Merante, Contributing Writer

March 21, 2019


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For the past year and a half, Associate Professor of Political Science Chris Ellis has been working on a study that determines the best way to reduce inequality. Inequality policies face many challenges as Ellis explained, “When we try to reduce inequality by spending money on the poor or doing job...

New shape memory polymer developed by University Dean Patrick Mather

Francesca Seykora, Contributing Writer

March 21, 2019


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Dean of Engineering and Professor of Chemical Engineering Patrick Mather recently developed a novel type of shape memory polymer (SMP). An SMP is a specific type of material that can return to its original shape after an alteration and has numerous applications in the medical field. Mather’s efforts,...

Kurt Nelson assumes positions of new Director of Religious & Spiritual Life and Chaplain for the Protestant Community

Silvia Buonocore, News Editor

March 21, 2019


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Beginning in January, Reverend Kurt Nelson assumed the positions of Director of Religious & Spiritual Life and Chaplain for the Protestant Community. In these positions, Nelson works closely with the other chaplains of the University to gather multi-faith communities. In particular, Nelson prioritizes...

Student psychology project partners with CommUnity Zone

Jasmine Minhas, Contributing Writer

March 21, 2019


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Subheadline: Introducing a survey to improve downtown Lewisburg   Does Market Street seem noisy, polluted, and dangerous? This year, many Lewisburg residents have taken to the CommUnity Zone to complain about downtown traffic and how it is negatively impacting the downtown experience. The...

University Posse alumni pursuing fellowship program

Caroline Buck, Contributing Writer

March 21, 2019


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University alum Nigel Robinson ’14 currently holds a prestigious fellowship with the Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship Program. Robinson, a Posse scholar, began his Rangel Fellowship in May 2018 and continues to pursue a career in foreign service. The Posse Foundation is a program...

Breaking the bubble

Silvia Buonocore, News Editor

March 21, 2019


Filed under Breaking the Bubble, NEWS

National:   In light of the plane crash in Ethiopia on March 10, the second crash of a Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft over the past five months, the FAA grounded all of the jets on March 13. The public has voiced concerns wondering why U.S. airlines had not taken earlier action. While many remai...

BSU to host Stomp Out & Fashion Show

BSU to host Stomp Out & Fashion Show

Silvia Buonocore, News Editor

February 28, 2019


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Stomp Out, which will take place on March 2 at 7 p.m. in Davis Gym, is an annual step competition hosted by the University’s Black Student Union (BSU). This year marks the University’s ninth annual competition. A tradition among African communities, stepping incorporates “body movements, words,...

Campus gathers for Day of Action in support of Green New Deal

Campus gathers for Day of Action in support of Green New Deal

Elise Covert, Print Managing Co-Editor

February 28, 2019


Filed under NEWS, Uncategorized

Over 60 members of the University and Lewisburg community gathered on the steps of the Rooke Science Center on Feb. 26 to show support for the Green New Deal, a comprehensive plan introduced by Democrats in Congress to address climate change and economic equality. Supporters wore green and held t...

OEL welcomes Nate Smith as new director

Holly Burns, Contributing Writer

February 28, 2019


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The Outdoor Education & Leadership program (OEL) at the University welcomed a new program director, Nate Smith, on Feb. 18. Smith explained that he was drawn to the University because of “the students, the environment, and the administrative support for this program.”   “I instantly felt an ov...

New management and art building coming to campus

Sarah Haber, Contributing Writer

February 28, 2019


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During a spring meeting from Feb. 6–8 in Washington, D.C., the University’s Board of Trustees began planning the construction of a new building on campus, catered to management and the arts. Construction of the new building at the corner of Coleman Hall Drive and Fraternity Road will begin during...

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