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The news site of Robert Morris University

RMU Sentry Media

The news site of Robert Morris University

RMU Sentry Media

Delaney Hassell

Delaney Hassell, Social Media Manager

A communication major with a concentration in journalism and a minor in psychology, Delaney is one of the Social Media Managers for RMU Sentry Media as well as the News Director for RMU-TV. Previously she has served as the News Manager for the Sentry. Delaney has also been heavily involved with RMU-TV anchoring, producing, conducting interviews, etc. She most recently co-anchored and help produce the Emmy-nominated SCJ 2016 Election Night Coverage. Originally from Erie, she was eager to move to the Pittsburgh area to attend Robert Morris.

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Breaking News

Power outage in Moon Township, Yorktown hall affected

November 2, 2017

UPDATE: Power has been restored to Yorktown Hall. -- A transformer blew in Moon Township, causing a power outage in the area on Thursday evening. One of the buildings affected was RMU's Yorktown...

2 killed, 1 injured in crash near RMU campus entrance

2 killed, 1 injured in crash near RMU campus entrance

October 3, 2017

  UPDATE: The names of the victims of the car accident outside the Robert Morris University entrance on Oct. 3 have been released. According to the TribLIVE, Albert Wilkinson, 55, and Samuel...

RMU receives 4 Mid-Atlantic Emmy College/University nominations

RMU receives 4 Mid-Atlantic Emmy College/University nominations

August 3, 2017

Robert Morris University has received four nominations in the Mid-Atlantic Emmy chapter’s College/University awards this week. The announcement was made Tuesday at the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards...

Recreation, fitness center completion date delayed

Recreation, fitness center completion date delayed

July 14, 2017

In an email sent out students on Friday from Colonial Central, it was announced that the opening of the new recreation and fitness center would be delayed. Perry Roofner, vice president for facilities,...

Steelers chairman Dan Rooney dies at 84

Steelers’ chairman Dan Rooney dies at 84

April 13, 2017

Pittsburgh Steelers’ chairman Dan Rooney has passed away today at the age of 84, according to WPXI.At Robert Morris University’s 92nd commencement ceremony on Friday, May 5, the university...

Sexual assault on campus

Sexual assault: ‘It happens on all campuses’

April 5, 2017

According to Robert Morris’s “2016 Security and Fire Safety Report," under the Clery Criminal Offense Report, there were three reported rapes on campus property and student housing in 2015. In the...

Photo credit: Paul Wintruba

Mike Tomlin to give keynote at 2017 RMU graduate commencement

March 9, 2017

Robert Morris University announced today that Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin will be a keynote speaker at the university's 92nd commencement ceremony in the Charles L. Sewall Center. Tomlin will speak...

RMU employees prepare for switch to UPMC Health Plan

RMU employees prepare for switch to UPMC Health Plan

February 20, 2017

Beginning on June 1, UPMC Health Plan will become the provider of employee health insurance at Robert Morris University. With the announcement of the new UPMC Events Center in January, RMU also released...

Faculty, students discuss lack of communication of new recreation, fitness center

Faculty, students discuss ‘lack of communication’ of new recreation, fitness center

January 25, 2017

With Moon Township approving the development of the new RMU Student Recreation and Fitness Center, construction has begun at the North Athletic Complex and will continue for the next eight months. “Competition...

RMU announces name, plans for new events center

RMU announces name, plans for new events center

January 18, 2017

Robert Morris University announced today that the new anticipated event center will be named “UPMC Events Center.” Beginning in July, the university will break ground on the 140,000-square foot...

New recreation, fitness center fees will be added to all students tuition

New recreation, fitness center fees will be added to all students’ tuition

December 1, 2016

As of a Nov. 1 Student Government Association meeting, student organizations and the student body were fully made aware of Robert Morris University's new student recreation and fitness center and all the...

Ohio State attack shows importance of campus alert systems

Ohio State attack shows importance of campus alert systems

November 28, 2016

After the events on the campus of The Ohio State University Monday morning, colleges can see how important alert systems are. Students interviewed on CBSN stated that they were alerted to the active attacker...

Brown water flows from sinks, showers in Washington Hall suites

Brown water flows from sinks, showers in Washington Hall suites

November 3, 2016

Students at Robert Morris University have reported brown water coming from showers and sinks in certain towers of Washington Hall on Wednesday and Thursday. The affected suites include C-1, C-3, B-2...

President Howard’s legacy begins today

October 7, 2016

Robert Morris University saw new leadership in February when Christopher B. Howard, Ph.D. started as the eighth president, but his inauguration began his new legacy Friday . "It's not my legacy...

Photo credit: Matt Merlino

Revolution: What students need to know

August 31, 2016

This year Robert Morris University will be instituting a new resource on campus, known as Revolution, for students to connect with clubs and organizations that interest them using an app on their phone...

President Howard seeks to make RMU “preferred partner” of regional organizations

August 30, 2016

After a jam packed summer, the eighth President of Robert Morris University, Christopher Howard, Ph.D. is ready to welcome students home for another great school year. He himself is also ready to learn...

RMU Live | April 11, 2016

April 11, 2016

RMU Live broadcast live from the RMU-TV Studio in Moon Township, PA

RMU Live | April 4, 2016

April 4, 2016

RMU Live is broadcast live from the RMU-TV Studio in Moon Township, PA.

RMU Live | March 28, 2016

March 28, 2016

RMU Live broadcast live from the RMU-TV Studio in Moon Township, Pa.

Robert Morris grieves students passing

Robert Morris grieves student’s passing

March 2, 2016

The Robert Morris University campus community is in mourning as senior Television/Video Production student, Todd Krugle, has passed away. Krugle was described as having a special talent in video production...

President Howard plans to get Ph.D. in RMU

March 2, 2016

Five short months ago, Christopher Howard, Ph.D. was announced as the eighth president of Robert Morris University—now he has finished his first month at RMU. Howard began his presidency on Feb. 1 of...

Remembering Jordan

March 1, 2016

The brothers of Delta Tau Delta remember their brother, Jordan Willis.

RMU Live February 29th | 2016

February 29, 2016

RMU Live Broadcast from the RMU TV Studio in Moon Township, PA

Dr. Christopher Howard sits down with Delaney Hassell

February 29, 2016

Delaney Hassell of RMU Sentry Media, sits down with the 8th President of RMU, Dr. Christopher Howard.

RMU Sentry Media News Editor Delaney Hassell and Editor-in-Chief Hannah Smith alongside Provost David Jamison talking with Spotlight actor Michael Keaton.

Tuesdays with “Robby”

February 26, 2016

As a journalist—if I play my cards right—I will most likely get to meet a lot of interesting people in my career. I never would have guessed that I would meet an Oscar nominated actor and a Pulitzer...

RMU Live | February 15th, 2016

February 15, 2016

RMU Live from the RMU-TV Studio in Moon Township.

RMU Live | February 8th, 2016

February 8, 2016

RMU Live from RMU-TV in Moon Township.

President Howard begins writing “next chapter” at RMU

February 1, 2016

Christopher B. Howard, Ph.D. has begun his first day as the eighth president of Robert Morris University. “Today is my first day as the president of Robert Morris University, and it is a privilege...

Sexual assault on campus

The reality of sexual assault on college campuses

January 27, 2016

Every minute there are 20 people who fall victim to physical violence by an intimate partner in the U.S., according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. College campuses are no exception to...

RMU Live | January 25th, 2016

January 25, 2016

RMU Live from the campus of Robert Morris University.

RMU mourns passing of student

RMU mourns passing of student

January 22, 2016

The Robert Morris University campus community is mourning the death of 21-year-old senior computer information systems student, Jordan Willis, yesterday afternoon. Willis was described as a dedicated...

Sit down with RMU Detective Scott Page

Sit down with RMU Detective Scott Page

January 9, 2016

The one question everyone is asked when they are a little kid is ‘what do you want to be when you grow up?’ For Robert Morris detective, Scott Page, a police officer was always the answer. “That...

Get to know Lt. Charles Spencer

Get to know Lt. Charles Spencer

January 8, 2016

Lieutenant Charles Spencer has seen Robert Morris University through all of its major changes. From becoming a university, to the Nicholson Center being built, to the new nursing building being constructed,...

Is parking really a problem?

Is parking really a problem?

January 8, 2016

Contrary to the popular belief, a lack of parking has never been a real problem on the campus of Robert Morris University. Parking on campus seems to be a problem every year. Students believe that there...

Blue light emergency phones light the way

Blue light emergency phones light the way

December 31, 2015

When a student feels unsafe or threatened on a college campus there is be a blue light at the end of the tunnel. The Robert Morris University campus is covered in 11 Blue Light Emergency Phones. The...

Hover boards and other devices banned on RMU campus

Hover boards and other devices banned on RMU campus

December 23, 2015

After recent reports of the danger of hover boards, Interim President Jamison sent out an email yesterday announcing that personal mobility devices will be banned from campus. Serious injuries have been...

RMU police department has outgrown Barry Center

RMU police department has outgrown Barry Center

December 11, 2015

Due to the continuing expansion of the Robert Morris Police Department, they have simply outgrown their current building. Barry Center, where the department is located, was built in the 1960s. As one...

Photo credit: Matt Merlino

Fire engulfs Leetsdale Industrial Park

November 17, 2015

Officials have said that 3-alarm industrial fire at the Leetsdale Industrial Park has spread to a second building. The fire had originated at Weatherford Engineered Chemistry, an oil and gas service company.According...

Two years, many fouls for RMU mens basketball players

Two years, many fouls for RMU men’s basketball players

November 5, 2015

Over the past two years, 11 Robert Morris University men’s basketball players have been disciplined for alleged incidents outside of the program, including five for an incident on June 24 of this year. The...

Photo credit: Paul Wintruba

Annual town hall meeting held for fall semester

November 3, 2015

The annual fall town hall meeting for Robert Morris University was held Monday from 3 to 5 p.m. in the International Suite of the Charles L. Sewall Center.After some opening remarks by Interim President...

RMU is prepared in event of shooter on campus

RMU is prepared in event of shooter on campus

October 20, 2015

With two college campus shootings happening within eight days of each other earlier this month, questions have been raised about how the Robert Morris Police Department would handle an active shooter situation. “Every...

Freshmen already begin to make their mark

Freshmen already begin to make their mark

October 9, 2015

The incoming freshmen class of Robert Morris for the 2015-2016 school year has made their mark already on the university with an influx of student conduct incidents. This semester has seen a very large...

RMU campus safety a big concern

RMU campus safety a big concern

October 8, 2015

The safety of the campus of Robert Morris University is headed for a bumpy road with students and faculty concerned. As the amount of students attending RMU each year increases, the amount of cars and...

False e-mergencies from e-cigs

False e-mergencies from e-cigs

October 1, 2015

The fire alarms on the campus of Robert Morris have gone off 29 times since the beginning of the semester, with four occurrences due to electronic cigarettes. An electronic cigarette, better known as...

Tailgate Alley, RMU homecoming 2014.

Homecoming weekend breakdown

September 17, 2015

Homecoming Weekend kicks off this Friday! Here is a breakdown of everything going on for Robert Morris this weekend.   FRIDAY, SEPT. 18: 8 a.m. Robert Morris alumni with play a round of...

[Video] RMU Live 09/14/15

September 15, 2015

President of Robert Morris University, Dr. Chris Howard

Pres. Elect Howard to continue propelling RMU forward

September 13, 2015

Last Thursday Dr. Christopher Howard joined the Robert Morris community to become the 8th president of the university. Although his term does not begin until February of next year, Howard is eager to...

President-Elect Howard ready to move RMU in right direction

President-Elect Howard ready to move RMU in right direction

September 10, 2015

Robert Morris University has announced that Dr. Christopher B. Howard will serve as the 8th president of the university. Currently, the 46-year-old U.S. Air Force Reserve veteran is the president of...

University officials announce 8th president of RMU

University officials announce 8th president of RMU

September 10, 2015

Robert Morris University has announced that 8th president of the university will be Dr. Christopher B. Howard. According to an email sent out by the RMU Board of Trustees Chair, Gary Claus, Howard is...

David Jamison

Interim President Jamison is no rookie

August 21, 2015

Provost of Robert Morris University, Sr. Vice President for Academic Affairs, and current Interim President, David Jamison is ready for what this upcoming school year has to hold. While currently holding...

BREAKING NEWS: Beehler to become next president of Jacksonville State University

BREAKING NEWS: Beehler to become next president of Jacksonville State University

May 13, 2015

President Gregory Dell’Omo announced in an email today that John Beehler, dean of the School of Business at Robert Morris University, will become the 12th president of Jacksonville State University in...

Jamison to juggle Interim President and Provost

Jamison to juggle Interim President and Provost

April 16, 2015

A unanimous vote by the Board of Trustees appointed Provost David Jamison as the Interim President of the Robert Morris University, as well as to continue his responsibilities as Provost. According...

[Video] Trending Now 04/06/15

April 16, 2015

Hannah and Delaney give you the news you actually care about.

RMU mourns the loss of associate professor of engineering: Tamiko M. Youngblood

RMU mourns the loss of associate professor of engineering: Tamiko M. Youngblood

March 23, 2015

Robert Morris University is mourning the loss of Tamiko M. Youngblood, associate professor of engineering, who lost her battle to breast cancer on Friday. President Gregory Dell’Omo sent out an email...

RMU increases cost of attendance 3.65 percent for 2015-16 year

RMU increases cost of attendance 3.65 percent for 2015-16 year

March 17, 2015

President Gregory Dell’Omo sent out an email to Robert Morris students today regarding tuition, rates, and fees for the 2015-16 academic year. The email stated that there will be “a 3.65 percent...

RMU adjuncts look to unionize

RMU adjuncts look to unionize

February 25, 2015

Bob Trosky, Robert Morris University adjunct and member of the Adjunct Volunteer Organizing Committee, says that Feb. 25 or National Adjunct Walkout Day is about raising awareness for Robert Morris, not...

Presidential Search Committee teams with Witt/Kieffer

Presidential Search Committee teams with Witt/Kieffer

February 24, 2015

On Feb. 13, a full Board of Trustees meeting took place at Robert Morris University to discuss the next step in the presidential search process. The Board of Trustees met to analyze the progress of...

RMU Theatre bares all

RMU Theatre bares all

February 13, 2015

 bare: A Pop Opera, RMU Theatres most recent musical production, is a no holds-barred, raw look into the most secretive and racy parts of peoples lives. The story is a complicated one. Basically Peter,...

Best Valentine’s movies according to women

February 12, 2015

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, you may be looking for a great date idea; we can help! Instead of going out to the movies or out to dinner—just stay in. We have a list of movies that...

Suspicious person an ex-student at RMU

Suspicious person an ex-student at RMU

January 21, 2015

Monday evening Robert Morris University police were called to Salem Hall with student complaints of a suspicious man going door-to-door asking for a place to stay. Chief Randy Mink, Director of Public...

Search for new RMU president underway

Search for new RMU president underway

December 6, 2014

Robert Morris University Board of Trustees met yesterday to begin discussing plans for a successor to President Gregory Dell'Omo,  who will become the next President of Rider University in New Jersey. The...

Creepy Conference winners announced

Creepy Conference winners announced

November 11, 2014

On Oct. 29, the RMU Department of English and the English Honors Society, Sigma Tau Delta, held the 7th annual Creepy Conference from 7-9 p.m. With two panels of six students presenting, Wheatley center...

Students give a scare at annual Creepy Conference

Students give a scare at annual Creepy Conference

October 31, 2014

Just two days before Halloween, the RMU Department of English and the English Honors Society, Sigma Tau Delta, held the 7th annual Creepy Conference from 7-9 p.m. in the Wheatley Center. Students, faculty,...

RMU brings back mix-off

RMU brings back mix-off

October 24, 2014

This past Wednesday evening in the PNC Colonial Cafe, RMU Residence Life sponsored a non-alcoholic mix off. This event was held in conjunction with National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness week. From 7-9:30...

RMU goes pink

October 16, 2014
RMU sorority Zeta Tau Alpha raises awareness for breast cancer with their "12 Hours of Pink" event.

Pie Your FYSP Mentor

October 13, 2014

FYSP mentors get pied to raise money

October 11, 2014

There was whipped cream everywhere at the gazebo Thursday, where the Robert Morris FYSP mentors raised money for the Student Emergency Fund from 5-7 p.m. The Student Emergency Fund collects money for students...

Homecoming Tailgate

October 6, 2014

RMU alum wins big

RMU alum wins big

October 1, 2014

On Sept. 24, Lieutenant Colonel Michele Papakie was named the 2014 Business Communicator of the Year. Papakie is chairwoman/associate professor of journalism and public relations at Indiana University...

Saudi National Day

September 29, 2014

RMU celebrates Saudi National Day

RMU celebrates Saudi National Day

September 26, 2014

This past Thursday the Robert Morris Saudi Student Club hosted the first annual Saudi National Day Celebration. The event was held in the PNC Colonial Café from 4:30-8:00 p.m. The goal of the event...

Fire alarm frenzy

Fire alarm frenzy

September 12, 2014
False alarm...or is it?

Moon Area School District raises awareness for ALS

August 26, 2014

Moon Area High School went above and beyond with over 300 students and faculty members participating in the wildly popular Ice Bucket Challenge. Among the faculty who took part were superintendent Curt...

Why is the Ice Bucket Challenge so hot?

August 21, 2014

For the past few weeks most people cannot open any form of social media without seeing the words "Ice Bucket Challenge", whether it is a video of a friend doing it or opinions about the latest viral social...

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