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    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Point Park University’s Center for Media Innovation highlighted the history of queer media in Pennsylvania on Monday. The center hosted a ’50 Years of Coming Out’ event on National Coming Out Day. (Photo Credit: KDKA) There was a gallery of Pittsburgh’s queer media members, dating back 50 years....
                      by Ben Zeisloft  Students at Point Park University are petitioning administrators to remove Logan Dubil, their conservative classmate from the school, after the undergraduate student appeared in media criticizing the university’s “Misgendering, Pronoun Misuse, and Deadnaming Policy.” The Change.org petition, created by “Max,” currently has 396 signatures....
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Point Park University has found itself in the middle of a national dispute over pronouns. As KDKA political editor Jon Delano reports, a memo that university officials sent to community members has stirred up a debate over gender. READ MORE: Butler Transit Authority Bus Driver Dies After Short Battle With COVID-19 An...
    Students at Park Point University received an email that said “action could be taken” over complaints of “misgendering” or “pronoun misuse,” according to the school’s anti-discrimination policy, Campus Reform reported. The Misgendering, Pronoun Misuse and Deadnaming Policy said that “any individual who has been informed of another person’s gender identity, pronouns, or chosen name...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Former and current presidents of Point Park University took to the bike paths today and took student leaders on a 15-mile tour through the heart of Pittsburgh. READ MORE: Hella Mega Tour Brings Eager Crowd, Live Music To PNC Park The trip took them through a number...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Point Park University has informed students, faculty, and staff that masks will be required this upcoming semester, regardless of vaccination status. READ MORE: Report: Pennsylvania State Senate Developing Online Tool To Increase Transparency In an email, the university said that starting on Friday, masks will be required...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Point Park University is requiring students to get the coronavirus vaccine if they want to attend in-person classes in the fall. READ MORE: 16-Year-Old Boy Shot In McKees Rocks In an announcement, the university said students must be vaccinated to attend in-person classes or participate in campus activities....
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — More than a dozen Point Park University faculty members who were laid off months ago will be heading back to work. READ MORE: Four People Rescued From Rising Flood Waters In New Castle In February, 17 full-time Point Park faculty members received non-renewal notices. READ MORE: Five Month...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — In February, 17 full-time faculty members at Point Park University received nonrenewal letters from the university. After an arbitration hearing, an arbitrator ruled on Thursday, May 6 that Point Park must rescind the 17 layoff notices sent out, according to the Newspaper Guild of Pittsburgh TNG-CWA Local...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Point Park University celebrated its graduates on Saturday. The event was streamed for people to watch from home. Graduates from the Class of 2020 and 2021 all got to walk across the stage and receive their diploma.
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Point Park University celebrated its graduates on Saturday. The event was streamed for people to watch from home. Graduates from the fall 2019 semester and and 2020 spring semester all got to walk across the stage and receive their diploma.
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Point Park University has announced its new President. Dr. Donald J. Green will replace Dr. Paul Hennigan, who is retiring. Dr. Green is currently the President of the Georgia Highlands College. He’s expected to begin his new job this summer.
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The union of full-time faculty members at Point Park University is speaking out against layoffs given to 17 employees. In a Zoom meeting Friday, the union said between the layoffs and the departures of faculty who opted to retire, the full-time faculty will be reduced by more than 20 percent. ...
    COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri authorities said Thursday that they discovered human remains they believe are the body of a Chinese woman who has been missing since October 2019. The remains and personal property believed to belong to Mengqi Ji Elledge were found Thursday afternoon by someone walking in Rock Bridge State Park in Boone...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff HARRISBURG (KDKA) – Point Park is offering an eight-week course for aspiring beer brewers. READ MORE: Pennsylvania State Senator Mike Regan In Hospital After Motorcycle Accident The new Brewing Science Academy is designed to help provide a trained workforce to breweries, and the university says it’s the only program of...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — After a party over the weekend got some attention on social media, 12 Point Park University students are quarantining. A student who posted the video on Twitter said instances like this worry him that the school might not be able to finish out the academic year. (Photo Credit: Twitter) While the party...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Point Park University announced this week it would offer free on-campus COVID-19 testing to students, faculty and staff the first week of the spring semester. “Testing is required for all students living in on-campus housing. We strongly advise students living off campus, commuter students, faculty and staff...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Four undergrad students at Point Park University are suing the school, claiming they’re entitled to refunds after classes moved to online-only in March. The students say they’re owed the money in exchange for the subpar education they received when classes moved from in-person to online in the spring,...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The president of Point Park University is retiring. The university made the announcement Monday morning, saying Dr. Paul Hennigan notified the Board of Trustees that he’d retire next summer. “The summer of 2021 will be a perfect time for new leadership at Point Park. Hopefully, the...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Point Park is reporting its first case of coronavirus. According to the university’s dashboard, there’s one new COVID-19 case, bringing the cumulative case count to one. There are 18 isolation or quarantine spaces currently in use. The university says the dashboard shows confirmed cases reported to the...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A man who pleaded guilty to killing his roommate and his roommate’s dog will spend 14 to 28 years in prison. Joseph Martin (Source: Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety) Joseph Martin pleaded guilty but mentally ill and will receive medical health care while serving his sentence. Ricardo Tobia...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Point Park University will allow students to choose between online learning and on-campus classes in the fall. On Friday, Point Park announced its plans for the fall, when it will adopt a “highly flexible format.” The university says some classes will be “blended” with some days in class and some days online....
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Point Park University says it is taking additional time to update its plan on bringing students back to campus this fall. The university says it’s been consulting with the Allegheny County Health Department and UPMC as coronavirus cases continue to rise in the area. Last month, the school announced students would return...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Point Park University has released its guide for getting students back on campus this fall, and it includes a coronavirus waiver. The university’s “On-Campus Learning and Operations” guide lays out several changes the university is implementing to mitigate the spread of coronavirus. Before returning to campus, students, faculty and staff are asked...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Point Park University has adjusted its plans for the upcoming fall semester. In a letter addressed to students, the university said on Thursday that classes would still begin on August 31 and end on December 14; however, students would not return to campus for in-person instruction after Thanksgiving break. All classes...
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