The Wood Word

Rachel Looker
Rachel is a senior majoring in Digital Media with Broadcast Journalism and Production and minoring in Business. This is Rachel's second year as editor-in-chief of The Wood Word. She also serves on the TV-Marywood management team as news director and is a member of the Marywood Media Group. During the week, Rachel splits her time between working at Marywood and interning in New York City for The Rachel Maddow Show. She hopes to pursue a career in broadcast journalism.

Rachel Looker, Editor-in-Chief

May 22, 2018
For students with special dietary restrictions, dining on campus is a team effort (Story)
May 19, 2018
Investigation after active shooter drill shows many classroom doors can’t be locked from inside (Story)
May 09, 2018
NEWS BRIEF: Campus steam line to be replaced in 2 to 4 years, says Assistant VP of Building and Grounds (Story)
Apr 27, 2018
Protocol followed in LAC during active shooter drill; delayed reaction throughout rest of campus (Story)
Apr 17, 2018
NEWS BRIEF: Middle States Commission accepts follow-up report (Story)
Apr 09, 2018
History of Urban Smart Growth’s CEO open to question (Story)
Apr 02, 2018
Video Series: Faces of the March (Story)
Apr 01, 2018
Faces of the March: The Volunteer (Story/Media)
Apr 01, 2018
Faces of the March: The Father and Daughter (Story/Media)
Mar 31, 2018
Faces of the March: The Hovick Family (Story/Media)
Mar 31, 2018
Faces of the March: The Republican (Story)
Mar 30, 2018
Faces of the March: Educators, families and volunteers (Story)
Mar 30, 2018
Faces of the March: Ohio High Schoolers (Story)
Mar 30, 2018
Faces of the March: Madison Xiong (Story)
Mar 29, 2018
Faces of the March: Crossing party lines, Alaskan activist and rallying as a family (Story)
Mar 27, 2018
Thousands rally at March for Our Lives in Washington D.C. (Story)
Mar 09, 2018
SRA One Year Later: Effects on college restructuring, student affairs (Story)
Mar 07, 2018
SRA One Year Later: Entities requiring further study (Story)
Mar 07, 2018
Developer shares plans for Marywood South Campus (Story/Media)
Mar 06, 2018
SRA One Year Later: Impact on academic programs (Story)
Feb 21, 2018
Marywood mourns loss of Religious Studies Adjunct Professor Rev. Virginia Miner (Story)
Feb 18, 2018
English professor writes book on coal mining’s impact at Marywood (Story)
Feb 18, 2018
Honors Program lounge opens in LAC (Story)
Feb 09, 2018
NEPA Youth Center helps teenagers in downtown Scranton (Story)
Jan 19, 2018
Electrical repairs to cause on-campus power outage over weekend (Story)
Jan 04, 2018
NEWS BRIEF: Persico updates Marywood families on emergency protocol (Story)
Dec 30, 2017
Never-ending cycle for Marywood admissions department (Story/Media)
Dec 27, 2017
Marywood President to teach leadership course in West Africa (Story)
Dec 26, 2017
Changes to annual fall convocation go unnoticed (Story)
Nov 30, 2017
Administration submits follow-up report after 2017 Middle States accreditation (Story)
Oct 30, 2017
Marywood parents react to armed student on campus (Story)
Oct 27, 2017
Counseling Center re-hires two of four terminated employees; adds full-time position (Story)
Oct 08, 2017
Faculty Senate reacts to armed suspect (Story)
Oct 01, 2017
Questions surface over summer resignations (Story)
Sep 22, 2017
Marywood ranks in best value school, best school for veterans categories (Story)
Jul 13, 2017
Two administrators, one director resign positions (Story)
Jul 13, 2017
NEWS BRIEF: Speech-language-hearing chapter receives gold honors (Story)
Jul 05, 2017
NLRB denies faculty right to vote on union in final order (Story)
Jul 05, 2017
10 professors not returning next year (Story)
Jun 16, 2017
NEWS BRIEF: String Project receives $2,000 grant (Story)
May 10, 2017
Marywood adds rugby; hopes for new revenue, minimal cost (Story)
May 02, 2017
President Trump holds rally on 100th day of presidency (Story/Media)
May 02, 2017
CSDC exceeded budget, says administration (Story/Media)
Apr 25, 2017
Congressman Cartwright discusses Trump’s policies, immigration reform at town hall (Story/Media)
Apr 23, 2017
Counseling/Student Development Center to lose four seasonal employees (Story)
Apr 13, 2017
CNN Correspondent named as commencement speaker (Story)
Apr 10, 2017
NEWS BRIEF: Faculty member receives Outstanding Dietetics Educator Award (Story)
Apr 09, 2017
Water main breaks in Dunmore, campus without water for one day (Story/Media)
Mar 31, 2017
NEWS BRIEF: University structure reduced from five to three colleges (Story)
Mar 26, 2017
NEWS BRIEF: Students and faculty win at advertising awards (Story)
Mar 23, 2017
Do politics have a role in late night talk shows? (Story)
Mar 10, 2017
Master of Architecture program “tabled” for 2017-2018 year (Story)
Mar 10, 2017
Middle States accreditation reaffirmed (Story)
Mar 04, 2017
Full access to now offered to students and faculty (Story/Media)
Mar 03, 2017
NEWS BRIEF: MTVU returns to campus televisions (Story)
Mar 03, 2017
Students make 1000 “peace” cranes (Story)
Feb 28, 2017
Marywood president discusses progress on previous semester goals (Media)
Feb 25, 2017
NEWS BRIEF: President and Provost attend Faculty Senate meeting (Story)
Feb 09, 2017
NEWS BRIEF: Marywood alumni named Service Professionals of the Year (Story)
Feb 09, 2017
Food & Water Watch campaign locally against Trump EPA nominee (Story)
Feb 04, 2017
President Trump’s travel and refugee ban impacts Marywood (Story)
Feb 02, 2017
Pacers for Justice and Peace to hold community prayer and reflection (Story)
Jan 28, 2017
Board holds first meetings of the semester, discusses SRA studies (Story)
Jan 24, 2017
Women’s March on Washington draws half a million people (Media)
Dec 29, 2016
NEWS BRIEF: CSD student wins American Association of University Women Scholarship (Story)
Dec 21, 2016
NEWS BRIEF: Speech language pathology student awarded with Member Honors (Story)
Dec 12, 2016
Nutrition and Dietetics looks to offer online master’s degree (Story)
Dec 10, 2016
Sr. Mary attends Faculty Senate meeting, further review to be made on SRA decisions (Story)
Dec 08, 2016
Sr. John Says Feature Part 3: The LGBT Community and Catholicism (Media)
Dec 07, 2016
Comm Arts students celebrate the First Amendment with Freedom Week (Media)
Dec 03, 2016
Faculty react to SRA report at “impassioned” Senate meeting (Story)
Dec 01, 2016
NEWS BRIEF: Sr. Mary contacts students about SRA Report (Story)
Nov 29, 2016
Final SRA implementations include restructuring, changes to programs, positions (Story)
Nov 27, 2016
NEWS BRIEF: Challenge pledge needs 500 donors in next month (Story/Media)
Oct 31, 2016
BREAKING NEWS: Board of Trustees appoints VP of Business Affairs and Provost (Story)
Oct 26, 2016
Town halls held to discuss SRA and state of university (Story)
Oct 24, 2016
Chair of Board pledges $15,000 challenge grant (Story/Media)
Oct 07, 2016
Overheated classrooms cause problems in the LAC (Story/Media)
Oct 05, 2016
Clown phenomenon reaches Marywood (Story)
Oct 04, 2016
Clown threat considered “prank,” according to Campus Safety (Story)
Oct 02, 2016
Chartwells to SGA: Long lines in LC will not be solved immediately (Story/Media)
Sep 23, 2016
Marywood faculty petition NLRB for union vote (Story)
Sep 23, 2016
Green Party candidate campaigns at Wilkes University (Story)
Sep 19, 2016
President provides timeline for SRA implementations (Story)
Sep 14, 2016
Chelsea Clinton campaigns for Hillary in downtown Scranton (Story/Media)
Sep 13, 2016
Members from administration attend SGA Meeting (Story/Media)
Sep 11, 2016
NEWS BRIEF: Student Government announces election results (Media)
Sep 11, 2016
SAC holds Ceramics & Mocktails Event (Story/Media)
Sep 09, 2016
Board holds meetings; no immediate decisions to be made on SRA reports (Story)
Aug 16, 2016
First Stop closes, changes made to Chartwells dining services (Story)
Aug 03, 2016
Severe thunderstorm floods LAC basement (Story)
Jun 25, 2016
NEWS BRIEF: New president names interim provost (Story)
May 20, 2016
NLRB denies union election (Story)
May 03, 2016
New president and Board chair ask faculty members to vote against union (Story)
May 03, 2016
Credit requirement needed to graduate lowers for undergraduate students (Story)
May 02, 2016
Faculty, admins testify at NLRB union hearing (Story)
May 02, 2016
NEWS BRIEF: Physician Assistant Program accredited for next ten years (Story)
Apr 25, 2016
New university president Sr. Mary Persico introduced at press conference (Story)
Apr 20, 2016
NEWS BRIEF: Marywood ranked with best health care management degree programs (Story)
Apr 18, 2016
NEWS BRIEF: Marywood announces commencement speaker (Story)
Apr 12, 2016
NEWS BRIEF: Peers on Wellness recruits peer educators (Story)
Apr 10, 2016
NEWS BRIEF: Environmental club to hold tree planting project (Story)
Apr 10, 2016
NEWS BRIEF: Liberal Arts Center elevator out of service (Story)
Apr 10, 2016
New university president shared vision during campus visit (Story)
Apr 04, 2016
Board of Trustees holds open forum about financial state (Story)
Mar 30, 2016
NEWS BRIEF: IHM candidate for president post to visit campus (Story)
Mar 26, 2016
NEWS BRIEF: English faculty member reinstated as tenured professor leaves Marywood (Story)
Mar 21, 2016
Board Chair updates community on financial situation, leadership transition (Story)
Mar 20, 2016
News Brief: Marywood faculty and staff honored for years of service (Story)
Mar 18, 2016
Meal swipes valued differently at on-campus dining locations (Story)
Mar 13, 2016
NEWS BRIEF: Marywood students win Delta Epsilon Sigma Writing Competition (Story)
Mar 01, 2016
BREAKING NEWS: Admins cut ten first-year faculty (Story)
Feb 29, 2016
Move of Late Night to the Learning Commons brings changes (Story)
Feb 18, 2016
SGA discusses presidential search (Story)
Feb 08, 2016
Last-minute policy prohibits hoverboards (Story)
Feb 08, 2016
Nazareth Dining Hall becoming less popular, offering less choices (Story)
Feb 03, 2016
NEWS BRIEF: Faculty Senate reassures students with letter (Story)
Feb 03, 2016
Sunday morning Mass eliminated (Story)
Jan 24, 2016
SGA discusses new convenience store, upgrades to Nazareth Hall, and free periods in class schedules at first meeting of semester (Story)
Dec 15, 2015
Board meets, updates community with memo (Story)
Dec 11, 2015
Board of Trustees and faculty meet to discuss shared governance (Story)
Dec 10, 2015
Graphic design club shows art in Scranton gallery (Media)
Dec 02, 2015
Marywood and Lackawanna College hold joint feminism panel (Story)
Nov 15, 2015
Readiness survey design called into question (Story)
Nov 15, 2015
Take Back the Night Speaker talked about relationship violence (Story)
Nov 15, 2015
Marywood Aphasia Support Group wins national award (Story)
Nov 15, 2015
Board of Trustees appoints two new members (Story)
Oct 25, 2015
Faculty Senate, Board of Trustees form new shared governance committee (Story)
Oct 18, 2015
A closer look: Goldstein’s Strategic Resource Allocation process (Story)
Oct 18, 2015
Guest speaker shares presentation on Catholic social teaching (Story)
Oct 18, 2015
NEWS BRIEF: Marywood’s Aphasia Support Group in need of votes for national award (Story)
Sep 21, 2015
Campus safety struggling to enforce smoking policy (Story)
Sep 20, 2015
Chartwells’ controversial burger name offends student (Story)
Sep 20, 2015
Meetings inform campus of restructuring process (Story)
Sep 03, 2015
Flyers found on campus shed light on university’s financial state (Story)
Apr 19, 2015
VisionWalk raising money to fight blindness (Story)
Apr 19, 2015
Family Weekend bumped up to coincide with Centennial celebrations (Story)
Apr 19, 2015
Alumni Weekend brings grads home (Story)
Mar 22, 2015
New system allows for online ticket sales (Story)
Mar 05, 2015
VMFM 91.7 nominated for MTV Woodie Award (Story)
Feb 22, 2015
Former tenured professor files lawsuit against university (Story)
Feb 22, 2015
University’s spring fundraising drive underway (Story)
Feb 22, 2015
Winter weather causing damage to parking lots (Story)
Feb 22, 2015
Nursing students receive blessing of hands in new ceremony (Story)
Feb 22, 2015
Safety Committee sends winter weather reminders (Story)