December 2009 Archives

December 18, 2009

Wondering whether sidewalks are safe   

ErinOBrien JessicaBrown 121709.jpg IUP senior Erin B. O'Brien, a senior at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, fears falling on the campus' winter ice. Photo: Brandon Oakes

By Jessica C. Brown

INDIANA, Pa. - Erin B. O'Brien, a senior at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, sees icy winter sidewalks as more than an annoyance. 

When O'Brien, an honors college student, was a freshman in January 2007, she was walking home to Whitmyre Hall one night. She fell on a patch of ice between Leonard and Walsh halls.  She does not remember her roommate walking her back to their room or most of what happened that night. 

December 6, 2009

0001 Track 1.mp3  Five days after President Barack Obama's West Point speech on U.S. policy toward Afghanistan and Pakistan, "Global Alert" aired a Dec. 3 interview by reporter Katie Caldwell of IUP political science professor Gawdat Bahgat, Ph.D, an expert on the region. Bahgat spoke on the eve of his departure from IUP to take a position at the Pentagon as an adviser on terror threats in the region. In addition, "Global Alert" reporters Jessica Potter and Garritt Fleming informally polled students and recently returned Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans on the president's new policies.

 

December 4, 2009

Cavanaugh.jpg Photo courtesy of PASSHE

By David Loomis

With IUP President Tony Atwater seated in the second row of the standing-room-only multipurpose room in the new Gealy Wallwork Residence Hall, PaSSHE Chancellor John Cavanaugh accepted a copy of the faculty union's bill of particulars and told IUP faculty union President Robert  J. Mutchnick  that he would huddle with him in Harrisburg later this month to discuss it.

IUP's 777 faculty members are scheduled to vote Dec. 14-16 on a no-confidence measure aimed at Atwater and his nearly five-year administration.

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