UPDATE: Body found on W. Cooper St.

UPDATE: Body found on W. Cooper St.

Jonathan Janasik, News Editor
February 12, 2014
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A man's body was discovered lying in the back yard of a house on West Cooper Street Wednesday at 8:15 p.m. The body was identified by the Pa. State Police as Aaron Loy Cook, 28, from Harrisville. According to an employee of Ginger Hill Tavern, Cook was a regular at the bar. The employee stated... Read more »

SRU ranked seventh in on-campus alcohol arrests

SRU ranked seventh in on-campus alcohol arrests

Haley Barnes, Rocket Contributor
February 6, 2014
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Slippery Rock University ranked seventh for on-campus alcohol arrests in a listing of the top 50 colleges in the country in 2011, according to a recently published survey led by Jon Millard of rehabs.com. According to Millard, Rehabs.com is a company that seeks to bring alcohol and drug related... Read more »

PASSHE to receive flat state funding from Pa. Governor

Jonathan Janasik, News Editor
February 6, 2014
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Pa. Governor Tom Corbett proposed flat funding in 2014-15 state appropriations to the PA. State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) for the third year in a row on Tuesday. “Inflation is occurring, energy costs are going up, labor costs are going up,” said President of the SRU chapter of the Association... Read more »

‘Flaunt Your Fleece’ aims to conserve university’s energy

Rebecca Marcucci, Campus Life Editor
February 6, 2014
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With the recent budget cuts at SRU, many seem to wonder what types of funding will be cut first. While there are many economic pay offs attempting to be made, one of the most beneficial, the university estimates, will be lowering their energy costs. SRU is calling this movement ‘Flaunt Your Fleece... Read more »

Police Blotter

Kevin Squires, Assistant News Editor
February 6, 2014
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Borough Jan. 9 - Taylor Wilcox was cited for underage consumption after police were called to a North Main Street residence for a noise complaint. Jan. 10 - Kevin M. Mitchell was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol after being observed committing numerous traffic violations... Read more »

Zero percent increase for club budgets, SGA accepting conference grant applications past deadline

Kevin Squires, Assistant News Editor
February 5, 2014
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Clubs and organizations applying for funding from the Student Government Association can expect to see a zero percent increase from their funding from last year. Budgeting for the 2014-2015 academic year is currently in the planning stages for all clubs and organizations. SGA offered optional budgeting... Read more »

Slippery Rock celebrates 125 anniversary

Slippery Rock celebrates 125 anniversary

Jonathan Janasik, News Editor
January 30, 2014
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Kicking off the celebration of Slippery Rock University’s 125 anniversary, SRU President Cheryl J. Norton led a parade of SRU students, alumni, faculty and administration from oldest building on campus, Old Main, to the newest building, the Robert M. Smith Student Center Thursday at noon. “I invite... Read more »

Winter weather requires extra preparation from staff

Haley Barnes, Rocket Contributor
January 30, 2014
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Due to harsh weather conditions throughout the week, several departments of Slippery Rock took action to ensure the safety of students and staff. SRU’s Assistant Director of Campus Services Dallas Cott explained how the removal of snow works. Cott said there are three different crews that each fulfills... Read more »

Happy Bus stop frequency doubles for delays; evening route may return

Kevin Squires, Assistant News Editor
January 29, 2014
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Slippery Rock University’s shuttle service, the Happy Bus, is easily recognized as the buses drive across campus and to various locations in the Slippery Rock area. However, the service has gone through some changes this academic year with some doubling in service and other routes being cut entirely. The... Read more »

Vending machines to get credit card readers

Kevin Squires, Assistant News Editor
January 29, 2014
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10 vending machines around campus will be fitted with credit card readers. “We’re getting 10 [vending machines with credit card acceptors] for free. If it turns out well, and I think it will, we’ll implement more,” Cody Moody, Student Government Association (SGA) senator said during the senate... Read more »