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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 football schedules Hawaii as non-conference opponent

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Austin Bechtold, Assistant Sports Editor

July 14, 2020

As sports continue to be up in the air for the fall season, the Robert Morris football team’s latest announcement may display a step in the right direction. The University of Hawaii tweeted on Monday that they have added RMU to their 2020 schedule.  Robert Morris confirmed the news by r...

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...

RMU announces reopening of campus for fall semester

Wheatley Center on the campus of Robert Morris University houses the School of Communication and Information Systems.

Garret Roberts, Editor in Chief

May 12, 2020

MOON TOWNSHIP -- Robert Morris University announced their plans to open campus for the 2020 Fall Semester this morning, foreshadowing a modified living environment and class structure for students. University president Chris Howard made the announcement via an email to all enrolled students. After ...

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...

The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank hosts “drive-up” food distribution to practice social distancing

Over 800 boxes were distributed on Wednesday, but the food bank was prepared for 1500 or more visitros. Moon Township, PA. April 22, 2020. RMU Sentry Media/Garret Roberts

John Blinn, News Editor

April 23, 2020

PITTSBURGH -- Huge stacks of boxes containing food, lengthy lines of cars as far as the eye could see and numerous volunteers wearing neon vests, face masks and gloves. This was the unique scene at the Pittsburgh International Airport on April 22. The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank delive...

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...