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UPDATE: RMU releases full COVID-19 plan, encouraging social pods and requiring masks across campus

UPDATE: RMU releases full COVID-19 plan, encouraging social pods and requiring masks across campus

Garret Roberts, Editor in Chief

August 6, 2020

Update: This article has been updated with information received from the RMU Zoom Town Hall on Thursday, August 6. Certain areas of the plan were clarified during this meeting.  MOON TOWNSHIP - With students' return to campus just weeks away, Robert Morris University has released their official pla...

RMU to offer physically distanced classes and online options for fall semester

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Garret Roberts, Editor in Chief

July 24, 2020

MOON TOWNSHIP -- As the debate about returning to schools continues across the country, Robert Morris University has announced their format to allow students to learn in an environment where they are most comfortable. In the plan released to students on Friday morning, the university shared more deta...

RMU updates housing contract with COVID-19 safety measures

RMU updates housing contract with COVID-19 safety measures

Garret Roberts, Editor in Chief

July 16, 2020

MOON TOWNSHIP -- As the discussion on returning to schools and universities continues across the nation, Robert Morris University has released new guidelines attempting to make students’ return more organized and safe. RMU released their updated move-in plan and housing contract via an email to resi...

RMU to release updated student IDs with contactless features, name changes

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Garret Roberts, Editor in Chief

June 27, 2020

MOON TOWNSHIP --  While Robert Morris University continues to finalize their plans to protect students from the spread of COVID-19 this fall, an update to student IDs will make access easier and safer. RMU has announced their plans to update students’ access cards to the new RMU ID, which will ...

Robert Morris University eliminates some staff positions, furloughs others in response to financial loss after COVID-19

Robert Morris University eliminates some staff positions, furloughs others in response to financial loss after COVID-19

John Blinn, News Editor

June 3, 2020

MOON TOWNSHIP - Staff and coaches at Robert Morris University have been furloughed and several other staff positions have been eliminated in an attempt to lessen the financial impact caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The university announced on Wednesday that staff whose workload had “diminished” wo...

RUNE 2020 releases online to showcase RMU creativity

RUNE 2020 releases online to showcase RMU creativity

Jonah Hoy, Arts and Entertainment Assistant Editor

May 12, 2020

Hello all!  These trying times of a pandemic, global economic crisis, and outright culture stop make us think, will things ever get back to normal?  What better way to do that than reading some poetry and looking at some pretty pictures?   RMU’s literary magazine is debuting as a PDF file w...

Robert Morris University classes remain online for the summer but hopes for in-person fall courses after an estimated $10 million loss from COVID-19

Robert Morris University looks beautiful in autumn as the leaves change. A picture of the business building on the campus of RMU.

John Blinn, News Editor

May 6, 2020

MOON TOWNSHIP -- Robert Morris University will remain online for summer classes and is uncertain, but optimistic, for in-person fall classes. While handling an estimated $10 million loss as a result of COVID-19, the university is also preparing for an online and rescheduled in-person commencement ceremo...

Top Secret Colonials raise over $5,000 for Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

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Garret Roberts, Editor in Chief

April 20, 2020

MOON TOWNSHIP -- Despite COVID-19 keeping the doors to Robert Morris University closed, the members of the Top Secret Colonials found a way for students to have fun from their homes while earning money for a good cause. The group hosted their first virtual 48 Hour Gaming Marathon this weekend, encour...

RMU cancels commencement ceremony due to coronavirus

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Michael Delehanty, Contributor

March 18, 2020

UPDATE: March 18 at 9:00 p.m. President Chris Howard sent an update Wednesday evening, stating that a replacement in-person commencement would take place during the Fall 2020 semester for those interested.  ORIGINAL STORY MOON TOWNSHIP - The 2020 Commencement ceremony at Robert Morris University, o...

NEC official for RMU’s men’s basketball championship tests positive for COVID-19

NEC official for RMU's men's basketball championship tests positive for COVID-19

John Blinn, News Editor

March 17, 2020

MOON TOWNSHIP - According to the Robert Morris University Health Center, a Northeastern Conference official who worked a recent Colonial men's basketball game has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. On March 17, the NEC informed campus officials that the infected official had worked the championship...