Transgender bathroom policies addressed in California and SRU

Transgender bathroom policies addressed in California and SRU

Kevin Squires, Assistant News Editor
November 22, 2013
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The state of California passed what some are referring to as the “transgender bathroom bill” this year. Ca. Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 1266, The School Success and Opportunity Act, in Aug., setting it to take effect as law in Jan. “Many people don't think about what it would be like... Read more »

Police Blotter

Kevin Squires, Assistant News Editor
November 22, 2013
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Borough Nov. 14 - Shane Eichenlaub and Kolby Ripper were cited for open container violations along Grove City Road. Nov. 16 - Kyle Dalrymple was arrested for public drunkenness after being seen highly intoxicated and falling over along West Cooper Street. Nov. 16 - Samantha Casto and Zachary... Read more »

Replacement bridge for Spotts’ total cost estimated at $150,000

Kevin Squires, Assistant News Editor
November 22, 2013
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Initial costs have been determined in building a replacement for the bridge at Spotts which was closed after being declared unsafe by engineers last week. Herb Carlson, SRU Assistant Vice President for Construction Design and Management, stated the cost as about $150,000. However, the bridge could... Read more »

Obituary: Frank Monteleone Jr.


November 19, 2013
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Frank Natale Monteleone, Jr., 52, of Slippery Rock, PA, Slippery Rock Township, Butler County passed away in Slippery Rock Borough, Butler County,  on Saturday, November 16, 2013. He was born in Grove City, PA, Mercer County, on June 21, 1961 to Frank Natale Monteleone, Sr. and Frieda Ann Pink Monteleone.... Read more »

Slippery Rock landlord found dead next to Borough Building

Slippery Rock landlord found dead next to Borough Building

Jonathan Janasik, News Editor
November 18, 2013
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Slippery Rock landlord Frank Monteleone Jr. allegedly shot and killed himself Saturday night. SRU professor and Slippery Rock borough council member, Dr. Itzi Meztli, stated that at 7:30 p.m. Saturday he was told by another borough council member that Monteleone was found dead outside the rear entrance... Read more »

Rising pension contribution rates tax university

Jonathan Janasik, News Editor
November 14, 2013
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Cost likely to continue to increase unless reform is passed During the State of the University Address in September, President Cheryl J. Norton explained that one of the main factors of the predicted $28,901,329 debt that the school is expected to inherent, is the continuously rising cost of pension... Read more »

Firefighters respond to suspicious odor at Watson Hall

Firefighters respond to suspicious odor at Watson Hall

Kevin Squires, Assistant News Editor
November 14, 2013
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Campus police and the Slippery Rock Fire Department responded to a mysterious odor, which some described as like burning rubber. Freshman public health major Rachel Good, 18, was one of the first to respond to the scent. Noticing it after following a house council meeting, Good, along with... Read more »

Students mock religious demonstrators

Students mock religious demonstrators

The Rocket
November 14, 2013
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In response to religious demonstrators visiting campus Wednesday afternoon, students decided to satirically interact with them. While one demonstrator was yelling about the need for religion, Jon Luther David, senior english literature and cultural studies major (pictured) removed his shirt and yelled. Another... Read more »

Police Blotter

The Rocket
November 14, 2013
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Campus Nov. 6 – There was a report of a drug violation at Building D. No contraband was found and Residence Life is handling the incident. Nov. 9 – There was a report of theft of a cellular telephone at Building D. The case is under investigation. Nov. 10 – The University Police performed... Read more »

Physical education professor calls for disability student advocacy group

Kevin Squires, Assistant News Editor
November 14, 2013
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Students with disabilities are not getting all the help they need at Slippery Rock University. At least they aren’t according to Dr. Marybeth Miller, 59, associate professor of physical education and member of the President’s Commission for Disability Issues. Miller called for the formation of student-run... Read more »