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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...

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...

RMU cancels study abroad opportunities as the coronavirus continues to spread

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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...

Where’s the News? – Episode 12 (FEAT. Big Shot Josh)

Where’s the News? - Episode 12 (FEAT. Big Shot Josh)

John Blinn and Garret Roberts

February 24, 2020

In this episode of Where’s the News?, the hosts talk wings with “Big Shot” Joshua Helfer, the owner of several local Big Shot Bob’s restaurants. After the boys learn more about the magic behind their favorite fried food, they talk about Billie Eilish's new track, Roethlisberger's trip to WVU, the corona-virus coming to Pitt and ...

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...