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NEWS BRIEF: Catalytic converters stolen from cars in campus lots

NEWS BRIEF: Catalytic converters stolen from cars in campus lots

Kaitlyn O’Meara, Assistant News Editor
February 16
Filed under News

Marywood students, faculty and staff received an email from Mike Finegan on Tuesday, Feb. 14 alerting them of the thefts of catalytic converters from cars in campus parking lots. Marywood’s campus safety daily crime log stated that two vehicles were stripped of their catalytic converters at 1:30...

Provost, VP of Business Affairs discuss semester plans

Provost, VP of Business Affairs discuss semester plans

Jessica Bonacci, News Editor
February 9
Filed under A Top Stories, News

Last semester began with a change in administration. This semester followed suit. Dr. Susan Turell stepped into her new role as Provost on the first day of 2017. Tammy McHale joined the executive cabinet as the new Vice President of Business Affairs and Treasurer in December of 2016. As the Provost, Turell oversees the office of Academic Affairs...

NEWS BRIEF: Marywood alumni named Service Professionals of the Year

NEWS BRIEF: Marywood alumni named Service Professionals of the Year

Rachel Looker, Editor-in-Chief
February 9
Filed under News

Rachel Hoyt-Chiara and Marilee Sobrinski, both Marywood alumni who received their Master of Science degrees in Speech-Language Pathology in 2012, were named New Jersey Educational Service Professionals of the Year. Hoyt-Chiara is a speech-language pathologist at Oxford Central School District and Sobrinski...

Food & Water Watch campaign locally against Trump EPA nominee

Food & Water Watch campaign locally against Trump EPA nominee

Rachel Looker, Editor-in-Chief
February 9
Filed under A Top Stories, News

A Food & Water Watch petition in opposition to Scott Pruitt, President Trump’s nominee for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has been making the rounds at Marywood this week. Food & Water Watch is a national organization that champions for healthy food and clean water. Pruitt curre...

President Trump’s travel and refugee ban impacts Marywood

President Trump’s travel and refugee ban impacts Marywood

Rachel Looker, Editor-in-Chief
February 4
Filed under A Top Stories, Featured Multimedia, News

Update: On Feb. 4, a federal judge in Washington state temporarily stopped President Trump’s executive order, according to CNN. Sean Spicer, White House press secretary, said in a statement “at the earliest possible time, the Department of Justice intends to file an emergency stay of this outrageous ord...

Marywood community members discuss fake news

Marywood community members discuss fake news

Jessica Bonacci and Kaitlyn O’Meara
February 4
Filed under A Top Stories, News

Not everything you read on the Internet is true. That message is particularly poignant in 2017, with the widespread problem of fake news causing a stir on social media and even making its way to the White House. At his press conference before his inauguration, the then President-elect Donald Trump...

Pacers for Justice and Peace to hold community prayer and reflection

Pacers for Justice and Peace to hold community prayer and reflection

Rachel Looker, Editor-in-Chief
February 2
Filed under A Top Stories, News

Pacers for Justice and Peace, a recently-formed group of Marywood faculty and staff, will hold an interfaith prayer and reflection to bring the community together today at 5 p.m. in the Rotunda of the Liberal Arts Center. The group’s goal is to create open places for dialogue, activism, support...

Marywood University hosts “Heroin Hits Home” presentation

Marywood University hosts “Heroin Hits Home” presentation

Rachael Eyler, Multimedia Editor
February 2
Filed under Featured Multimedia, News

Marywood University hosted the “Heroin Hits Home” presentation for the university and the public on Jan. 30 to bring awareness to the number of heroin overdoses in Lackawanna County. Lackawanna District Attorney and host of the presentation Shane Scanlon said his “Heroin Hits Home” organization...

Board holds first meetings of the semester, discusses SRA studies

Board holds first meetings of the semester, discusses SRA studies

Rachel Looker, Editor-in-Chief
January 28
Filed under A Top Stories, News

The Board of Trustees, along with Marywood President Sr. Mary Persico, IHM, Ed. D, met with the Finance Committee, Advancement Committee, Shared Governance Committee and members from Academic Affairs as part of their first visit of the semester. According to Persico, topics included Marywood’s budget...

Buildings & Grounds installs chains to block walkways after inclement weather

Buildings & Grounds installs chains to block walkways after inclement weather

Jessica Bonacci, News Editor
January 24
Filed under A Top Stories, News

Students walking to class may have noticed chains blocking the snowy pathways of the Memorial Garden. A similar set of yellow chains also blocks a set of stairs in front of Nazareth Hall and in front of the Learning Commons. According to Myron Marcinek, assistant director of buildings and grounds,...

Women’s March on Washington draws half a million people

Women’s March on Washington draws half a million people

Bethany Wade, Asst. Photography Editor
January 24
Filed under A Top Stories, Featured Multimedia, News

WASHINGTON, D.C.--The color pink took over the National Mall on Saturday, Jan. 21. Women from all around the country gathered in Washington D.C. for the Women’s March on Washington to walk for equal rights. Organizers of the national march estimated 200,000 participants would attend the Women’s...

NEWS BRIEF: New semester brings changes to parking citation appeal process

NEWS BRIEF: New semester brings changes to parking citation appeal process

Jessica Bonacci, News Editor
January 24
Filed under A Top Stories, News, News Brief

An email sent to the Marywood community from Mike Finegan, chief of Campus Safety, addressed changes to the parking citation appeal process. According to the email, those who receive a parking citation will now have thirty days from the time of issuance to file an appeal. Another change addressed...