The Advocate

Shhhhhhh… it’s study time

Erin Fowler, Staff Writer

October 4, 2011

As exam dates pile up, the need for a quiet study space is becoming more in demand. Though students typically retreat to their dorms, they are not always the most peaceful places on campus. Quiet hours are posted in all...

Guest policy murky

Ryan Brown, Managing Editor

September 27, 2011

Pitt-Johnstown’s overnight-visitor policy is about as strict as they come: all post-midnight guests – students and otherwise – are forbidden without exception. Luckily for lovesick sweethearts and bored friends back home,...

Senators driving toward better shuttle van hours

Trevor Monk, Staff Writer

September 27, 2011

Off-campus residents are dealing with a lack of transportation to campus in the later parts of the afternoon and into the evening. College Park Apartments is the only Pitt-Johnstown housing not located on campus.  The distance...

Drunk driving snare catches two

Trevor Monk, Staff Writer

September 27, 2011

For four hours on a Satuarday night Sept. 3, Richland Township police, in partnership with the county, ran a drunk-driver checkpoint at the Silver Drive-In Movie Theater entrance along Scalp Avenue. Police operated the checkpoint...

Sex case awaits date

Ryan Brown, Managing Editor

September 27, 2011

A Pitt-Johnstown student is on the wait list for a Somerset County trial seven months after he first faced sexual-assault charges from a February ski trip. State police Feb. 28 charged Anthony Raco, 19, with involuntary deviate...

Penal offices retitled

Ryan Brown, Managing Editor

September 20, 2011

What’s in a name? Ask Jake Harper, who finished the spring semester as Judicial Affairs coordinator but returned in August as Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution coordinator. His office, long responsible for meting...

A promised land far from Pitt-Johnstown

Dylan Johnson, News Editor

September 20, 2011

Some returning Pitt-Johnstown students expecting a ski lift, Briar Lodge computer lab or Hawthorn  Lodge renovations may have been disappointed. Students like Pitt-Johnstown Ski Club Vice President Justin Wolfe were disappointed...

Budget cut imposes strict enforcement of 900-page student limit

Andy Hsiao Chung, Staff Writer

September 20, 2011

Due to a concern over possible budget cuts, over the summer faculty members were informed via e-mail to cut back on the amount of printed materials distributed in class. “The limit is set by the main campus, (in the computer...

Senate quarrel reaches repose?

Ryan Brown, Managing Editor

September 13, 2011

Possible repercussions hinted at since a Student Senate dispute in April have so far failed to materialize for President Cliff Maloney’s one-time accusers, senators said this week. Shortly after the April election, in which...

Journalism instructor dies

Dylan Johnson, News Editor

September 13, 2011

University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown longtime adjunct instructor Mary Zallar, who was also a former editor and nightside reporter for the Tribune-Democrat, died May 24 at home of a brain aneurysm.  She was 65. Zallar taught...

Biddle hallways and some stairs get a makeover

Andy Hsiao Chung, Staff Writer

September 13, 2011

Robert Blaschak, Pitt-Johnstown Physical Plant director, described Biddle Hall summer renovations as cosmetic. The first floor underwent renovation in the lobby areas, corridors, and staircases. There were also upgrades in furniture,...

Students new to campus can find worthy attractions

Erin Fowler, Staff Writer

September 13, 2011

UPJ freshmen may be a bit dazed and confused with a homework barrage, intimidating professors and making new friends. Respite, however, can be found in the area. Johnstown is home to historical and interesting places. If...

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