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Increase in demand leads to more online courses

Will DeShong, Staff Reporter

April 20, 2012

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Universities around the nation are continuing to implement more online courses each year, but skepticism amongst some students and faculty members alike bring concern that these new web based courses don’t hold up to the traditional...

Condravy steps down as SRU APSCUF President, recommends Burkhart

Jonathan Janasik, Rocket Contributor

April 20, 2012

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The  2012 Spring Academic Assembly was held in Swope auditorium Tuesday in order to discuss the “State of the University” and to honor SRU’s long term faculty members. After being APSCUF President of the SRU chapter...

Police Blotter

Steph Holsinger, Assistant News Editor

April 13, 2012

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Borough     March 15- Christopher Puff Jr., 21, was cited for theft of services.   March 17- Joseph P. Pearce, 21, was cited for a DUI.   March 29- Tyne Merriman, 22, Jessica Protzman,...

SRU student wins $1,000 in business pitch competition

Kaitlyn Yeager, Rocket Contributor

April 13, 2012

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Junior marketing major, Kyle Frank, took home a $1,000 cash prize Friday, April 6 as the winner of the “Rock the Boat” Business Pitch Competition held at the University Club in North Hall. Frank, a 21 year old from Severna...

Norton takes on role of being first female president at SRU

Steph Holsinger, Assistant News Editor

April 13, 2012

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Dr. Cheryl Norton, who was named as the first female president of Slippery Rock University last Thursday, will begin serving our campus on June 4. Norton, who grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, completed her bachelor’s degree in...

First years of college show little gains in key skills

Will DeShong, Staff Reporter

April 13, 2012

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A study published last year found that 45 percent of college students showed no significant improvement in key skills such as critical thinking, complex reasoning, and writing after two years of studies. Sociologists Richard...

Police Blotter

Steph Holsinger, Assistant News Editor

April 6, 2012

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Magistrate   March 21- Brittany Nicole Everetts, 22, of Parker, Pa., was seen for theft by unlawful taking.   March 21- William Frederick Claypool, 20, of Mercer, was seen for use and possession of drug paraphernalia.   April...

Bottled water harmful to the environment

Steph Holsinger, Assistant News Editor

April 6, 2012

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The Geography, Geology, and Environmental Science Club presented a documentary that explained the negative effects of drinking bottled water in the ATS Auditorium Wednesday evening. The documentary, which was titled “Tapped,”...

Google recruiter shows areas of growth in Google

Jonathan Janasik, Rocket Contributor

April 6, 2012

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A Google Technical Recruiter visited SRU Thursday to talk about Google as a business and to offer advice on what companies look for when hiring new employees. Jen Crowley is a Technical Recruiter for Google in the Pittsburgh...

Dr. Richard Port dies of cancer

Brian Brodeur, News Editor

April 6, 2012

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Dr. Richard Port, a psychology professor at Slippery Rock University, died late Monday night into early Tuesday morning after losing his battle with cancer, according to an email sent to the staff of the psychology department. Dr....

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