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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...

Former Congressman Keith Rothfus visits RMU

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Michael Delehanty, Contributor

February 21, 2020

MOON TOWNSHIP - Former Congressman Keith Rothfus visited RMU for an event hosted by the College Republicans. Rothfus, a native of New York, talked to a large group of students in Hopwood Hall on the evening of Feb. 12 about his decision to run for Congress, a number of issues he focused on while in...

Pittsburgh crime rates drop again in 2019

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Michael Delehanty, Contributor

February 15, 2020

PITTSBURGH - The City of Pittsburgh recently reported that there were fewer homicides in 2019. Crime rates decreased in 2019, with the number of homicides in the city dropping by 36 percent from 2018, with 58 homicides in 2018 and 37 in 2019. Police officials credited many different factors for...

Review: Theory of a Deadman’s “Say Nothing”

Review: Theory of a Deadman's

Michael Delehanty, Contributor

February 6, 2020

Canadian rock band, Theory of a Deadman, released their seventh studio album "Say Nothing" Friday. "Say Nothing" is the follow-up album to 2017's "Wake Up Call", which included many hits including "Rx (Medicate)." The album was announced back in September 2019 with the release of the lead single,...

U.S. Census Bureau to open up 500,000 jobs for part-time applicants

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Soundharjya Babu, Assistant News Editor

February 3, 2020

MOON TOWNSHIP - The U.S. Census Bureau will be hiring up to 500,000 part-time census takers for 2020. Census takers go door to door to collect responses for people who have not responded over email or phone. Every 10 years, the U.S. requires people to conduct a census in order to determine the...

Allegheny County names Matthew Dugan as new Chief Public Defender

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Michael Delehanty, Contributor

February 1, 2020

PITTSBURGH - Allegheny County named Matthew Dugan, Esq. as the new Chief Public Defender. County Manager William D. McKain announced that Matthew Dugan was appointed to the position on Jan. 14. "We are proud of the work that has been done in the Public Defender's office under the administration...

RMU professor introduces “1917” film at Tull Family Theater

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Michael Delehanty, Contributor

January 30, 2020

MOON TOWNSHIP - Robert Morris University English professor Dr. Connie Ruzich introduced the newly released World War I film "1917" at the Tull Family Theater on Jan. 17. Dr. Ruzich was selected to speak at the event by the Tull Family Theater, who recognized that her research expertise was World War...

Pittsburgh Public Safety prepares for “Light up Night”

Pittsburgh Public Safety prepares for

John Blinn, News Editor

November 21, 2019

PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh Public Safety is preparing the city for the large crowds that are expected to come with the city's "Light up Night." The annual event will take place on Nov. 22 and kick off the holiday season with various bands and other events. “As a native of this region, I am very...

United Way seeking volunteers to assist low-wage earning workers with taxes

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Michael Delehanty, Contributor

November 16, 2019

PITTSBURGH - United Way of Southwestern PA is looking for 500 volunteers to help with their 2020 Free Tax Preparation Campaign. The goal of the campaign is to assist hard-working, low-wage earning individuals and families to make sure that they receive the full refunds that they are entitled to. "A...

Political Science majors debate in second week of First Amendment on Trial

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Michael Delehanty, Contributor

November 12, 2019

MOON TOWNSHIP - The second of the four First Amendment on Trial debates was held in the Academic Media Center at Robert Morris University, Thursday afternoon. The debate was based on the second part of the First Amendment, "freedom of speech". Debaters Kristen Davis and Rachel Pracht examined The...