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RMU cancels commencement ceremony due to coronavirus

RMU cancels commencement ceremony due to coronavirus

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...

Robert Morris University prepares to resume face to face classes on April 6

Robert Morris University prepares to resume face to face classes on April 6

John Blinn, News Editor

March 13, 2020

MOON TOWNSHIP - Two days after announcing that students would be taking online courses until April 27, Robert Morris University announced that they would be preparing to resume face to face classes on April 6. "Our policy has always been that campus would remain open through the end of the semest...

RMU named as one of the nation’s most “military-friendly” universities

RMU named as one of the nation’s most “military-friendly” universities

John Blinn, News Editor

March 12, 2020

MOON TOWNSHIP - Robert Morris University was recently named one of the most “military-friendly” universities within the United States. The Military Friendly Company gave RMU a bronze rating for the 2020-2021 academic year. Data from The Military Friendly Company showed that RMU exceeds all six...

Robert Morris University cancels face to face classes and switches to online until April 27

Robert Morris University cancels face to face classes and switches to online until April 27

John Blinn and Soundharjya Babu

March 11, 2020

UPDATE: March 13- 5:45 p.m. According to an email from Robert Morris University, the Student Recreation and Fitness Center would re-open at noon on March 13. The center will be working on a modified schedule. According to the email, the center will be open Monday - Friday: 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m...

RMU cancels study abroad opportunities as the coronavirus continues to spread

RMU cancels study abroad opportunities as the coronavirus continues to spread

John Blinn, News Editor

February 27, 2020

MOON TOWNSHIP— Robert Morris University has canceled all Faculty-Led Education Abroad Programs (FLEAPs) for the remainder of the semester as an act of caution against the coronavirus. In an email from RMU’s Office of Student Life, on behalf of Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs...

Former Congressman Keith Rothfus visits RMU

Former Congressman Keith Rothfus visits RMU

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...

How does RoMo’s choose its prices? RMU explains

How does RoMo’s choose its prices? RMU explains

Nick Hedderick, Sports Editor

February 20, 2020

MOON TOWNSHIP - Students at Robert Morris University may have noticed that prices at campus eateries are considerably higher than those at local stores. Whether students are buying a snack, meal or stocking up on food for their own on-campus apartments, they always keep an eye on the prices of these...

RMU College Republicans host “Can Socialism Work in the United States?”

RMU College Republicans host “Can Socialism Work in the United States?”

Jonah Hoy, Contributor

February 19, 2020

MOON TOWNSHIP - Can socialism work in the United States? This was the hard-hitting theme of the lecture held at Rogal Chapel, hosted by Sherry Kai. On Jan. 30, the Robert Morris University College Republicans brought Kai in to speak on behalf of this topic. She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh. During...

Pittsburgh crime rates drop again in 2019

Pittsburgh crime rates drop again in 2019

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...