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SRU biology professor receives $50,000 grant

Erica Kurvach, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2012

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A SRU biology professor and University of Pittsburgh collaborators received a $50, 000 three-year research grant from the National Institute of Health to better understand the cause of health problems including Alzheimer’s disease...

Campus trail for students with disabilities approved

Maria Heintzinger, Rocket Contributor

November 30, 2012

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The Slippery Rock University Storm Harbor Equestrian Center is in the process of incorporating a “Sensory Trail” into the trail system on campus.  The trail will be open to the university. However, it is being designed mainly...

Upper campus parking lot project put on hold

Erica Kurvach, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2012

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The $800,000 construction project for the Kraus Hall parking lot was to be finished by this past summer, but the project was put on hold last spring due to the cost. The new parking lot would have given Rhoads and North Hall...

Strike authorization vote passed

Jonathan Janasik, News Editor

November 30, 2012

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The Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF) voted to pass the strike authorization vote, which allows the APSCUF leadership to call a strike at will. APSCUF’s last contract with the Pennsylvania...

Police Blotter

Catie Clark, Assistant News Editor

November 16, 2012

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Magistrate Nov. 7 – Melissa Marie Kasarda, 22, of Butler, Pa., was seen for manufacturing, delivery, and possession with intent to deliver; use/possession of drug paraphernalia; disorderly conduct; and public drunkenness...

Co-Op approves Student Conference Grant

Catie Clark, Assistant News Editor

November 16, 2012

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The Board of Cooperative Activities approved a new initiative Thursday that will allow for student organizations to use Co-Op funding to attend conferences. According to Ben Motyl, Vice President of Financial Affairs and Chief...

New provost will be announced soon

Erica Kurvach, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2012

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President Norton has received the provost finalist surveys and their summaries on Friday to evaluate and decide on the next provost and vice president for academic affairs. The date it will be announced is unknown. The announcement...

Panel discussion debates the local economic benefit of fracking

Jason Robinson, Rocket Contributor

November 16, 2012

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A three group panel discussed the ripple effect of Marcellus shale drilling and how it is affecting the business world. The panelists were Luke Marsh, AMEC Marcellus/Utica program leader; Russell Huffmyer, lead project manager...

Faculty and coaches from 14 universities vote on strike authorization vote

Jonathan Janasik, News Editor

November 16, 2012

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PASSHE chancellor Dr. John C. Cavanaugh visited SRU last Thursday as ASPCUF prepared to vote for strike authorization. The Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF) has been bargaining with...

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