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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...

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...

Moon Township hosts Easter Bunny Neighborhood Hop for holiday social distancing

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John Blinn, News Editor

April 12, 2020

MOON TOWNSHIP - COVID-19 may have caused the cancellation of countless events throughout the United States, but it was unable to stop the Easter Bunny from safely spreading Easter cheer to residents in Moon Township. Over the past several weeks, Americans have been learning the rules of social distan...

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...

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

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John Blinn, News Editor

March 13, 2020

UPDATE: Since the time this time this article was written, Robert Morris University has announced that it will no longer be preparing for an April 6 return. Students were encouraged to move out of their dorms if possible and were informed that they will not return for face to face classes in the Spring 20...

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

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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

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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...