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Water main break closes Smith Student Center

Daniel DiFabio, News Editor

July 7, 2016

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The main water line in the Smith Student Center broke on July 5, resulting in most of the ground floor being flooded and the building being closed until the clean-up efforts finish. Scott Albert, assistant vice president of... Read more »

Process starts to hire associate provost for student success

Daniel DiFabio, Rocket Contributor

April 28, 2016

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Candidates who applied for the position of associate provost for student success started their series of visits this week and will be meeting with the search committee overseeing selection of the position. Six finalists will... Read more »

Next year’s Rocket modernizes paper’s delivery

Samantha Figard, Rocket Contributor

April 28, 2016

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Some changes in both the format and the distribution of The Rocket in the upcoming school year will help the paper transition more into the digital age. For the past few years, the Rocket has featured an electronic edition... Read more »

SGA wins bid for 2016 PASSHE BSGP Conference

Logan Campbell, Rocket Contributor

April 28, 2016

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The Slippery Rock Student Government Association announced Monday night that they will host the 2016 Board of Student Governor Presidents Leadership Conference from October 14 to 16. The BSGP Conference consists of 14 different... Read more »

Graduation ticket demand affected by limit

Logan Campbell, Rocket Contributor

April 28, 2016

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The spring 2016 commencement is right around the corner for the graduate and undergraduate students, but demand for tickets has created some problems for students who want more. Each graduating senior was able to request a... Read more »

Blotter 4/28/16

Logan Campbell, Rocket Contributor

April 28, 2016

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Campus April 21- Reanna Verton, 18, was charged with a DUI after being stopped by police along North Road. April 22- Police took a report for damage to a car in the Stadium Lot, the case is under investigation. April... Read more »

Financing provided for four projects on campus

Daniel DiFabio, Rocket Contributor

April 21, 2016

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Slippery Rock University has received bond financing from the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education’s Board of Governors, which will help fund four projects on campus. Amir Mohammadi, vice president of finance and... Read more »

‘HotLips’ creator wins $5,000 prize

Daniel DiFabio, Rocket Contributor

April 21, 2016

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‘HotLips’, a mouthpiece heater invented by a Slippery Rock University student, won second place in the Student Business Plan Competition, taking home a cash prize of $5,000. David Tini, junior music education major, created... Read more »

Blotter 4/21/16

April 21, 2016

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Campus April 21- Reanna Verton, 18, was charged with a DUI after being stopped by police along North Road. April 22- Police took a report for damage to a car in the stadium lot. The case is under investigation. April... Read more »

Title IX committee to discuss trans-inclusive policies

Chris Gordon, Assistant News Editor

April 21, 2016

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Policies accommodating transgender students may come to Slippery Rock University if legal precedent rooted in Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 is accepted. Cindy LaCom, SRU's director of gender studies, said... Read more »

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