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SRU ‘green’ ranking rises

Catie Clark, Assistant News Editor

September 13, 2012

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Slippery Rock University has recently been named one of the nation’s 286 most Green Colleges, according to the Princeton Review. The colleges on the list must show an above average commitment to sustainability, and very few...

Marijuana harmful to teens’ IQ, study shows

Jason Robinson, Rocket Contributor

September 13, 2012

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Marijuana use by teens with still-developing brains may drop their IQ by an average eight points according to a study conducted by Duke University researchers. The study was conducted with 1,037 participants from Dunedin, New...

Police Blotter

Catie Clark, Assistant News Editor

September 7, 2012

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Campus August 30 – There was a non-reportable traffic incident at the Ski Lodge. A vehicle hit another vehicle and no injuries were sustained. August 30 – There was a report of a vehicle damaged in the East Lake Lot....

SGA unveils plans for intramural multi-purpose outdoor hockey rink

Catie Clark, Assistant News Editor

September 7, 2012

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The Slippery Rock Student Government Association’s Board of Co-Operative Activities unveiled Thursday the plans for a new multi-purpose rink. The multi-purpose rink would be intended for such sports as volleyball and deck...

New adult learners program rewards credits for previous work experience

Jonathan Janasik, News Editor

September 7, 2012

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PASSHE announced a new program last week that promises course credits for adult learners with work or military experience. Kenn Marshall, the Media Relations Manager for PASSHE, stated that the program is targeted to nontraditional...

PASSHE schools show declining enrollment for second straight year

Erica Kurvach, Staff Reporter

September 7, 2012

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For the second straight year, Slippery Rock University witnessed a reduction in enrollment, a theme that has been consistent across all PASSHE schools. According to the Post-Gazette, in the past 14 years, the State System enrollment...

Student jumps out window to evade fire

Jonathan Janasik, News Editor

September 7, 2012

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A fire broke out Tuesday morning in the Cooper Street Apartments resulting in a student jumping out the second story window of her apartment. Mary Jane Brandon, the manager Cooper Street Apartments said the fire station was...

Romney nomination causes debate among SRU students

Erica Kurvach, Staff Reporter

September 7, 2012

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Mitt Romney will need to do more to impress voters, as the candidate received low speech scores after the Republican National Convention last week. According to the Business Insider, 38 percent of Americans rated Romney’s...

SRU College of Education offers Autism Endorsement

Catie Clark, Assistant News Editor

August 31, 2012

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Slippery Rock’s special education graduate program recently became an approved provider for a special autism endorsement by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The university has offered a Master’s degree in special...

APSCUF contract remains up for debate

Jonathan Janasik, News Editor

August 31, 2012

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APSCUF will meet with the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Friday to discuss the union’s contract, which has been under negotiation for over two years. The previous contract expired June 30, 2011, but the new...

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