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Wilkes students and faculty weigh in on Wall Street protests

Bill Thomas, Assistant News Editor

November 1, 2011

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Its focal point may be in New York City, but the Occupy Wall Street movement, which protests against corporate greed and social and economic inequality, has quickly spread beyond the Big Apple. Not only have sister “Occupy”...

Wilkes implements Pennsylvania’s first water database

Lyndsie Yamrus, Staff Writer

November 1, 2011

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The Center for Environmental Quality at Wilkes University has established Northeastern Pennsylvania’s first water quality database. Wilkes University, who works with the Encana natural gas company of North America, has developed...

New chemical hygiene officer position ensures safety

Lyndsie Yamrus, Staff Writer

October 25, 2011

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A new position was recently created and filled aiming at the safe handling of dangerous materials. Late last August, Provost and Chief Academic Officer Reynold Verret and University Safety Officer James Lennox appointed Maria...

“Too Big to Fail” author gives an insider’s view of Wall Street

Kirstin Cook, Editor-in-Chief

October 25, 2011

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Failure of General Electric, McDonald’s not being able make payroll and an 25 percent unemployment rate paints a grim portrait of society. Andrew Ross Sorkin, New York Times journalist, co-host of CNBC’s “Squawk Box” and...

G.I. Jobs names Wilkes military-friendly school for second consecutive year

Bill Thomas, Assistant News Editor

October 25, 2011

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During his stay in the United States Navy, Wilkes-Barre native John Smith had the opportunity to travel to such faraway destinations as Thailand, Panama and Brazil, amongst others. But there was something missing from those exotic...

Islamic Interest Society concerned over prayer room move

Todd Oravic, Staff Writer

October 25, 2011

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The Islamic Interest Society (IIS), part of Wilkes University’s Campus Interfaith, has expressed concern following the move of their designated prayer room from the library basement to the Savitz Lounge in the Henry Student...

Internship fair to bring 40 different companies to campus

Quyen Nguyen, Correspondent

October 11, 2011

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Opportunities are available for students to discover internship possibilities at the Wilkes University internship fair. The two hour internship fair will take place at 11 a.m. on Oct. 20 in the ballroom of the Student Union Building....

Check-out time for Sterling Hotel

Bill Thomas, Assistant News Editor

October 11, 2011

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The fate of Wilkes-Barre's Sterling Hotel seems to have been sealed once and for all by a recent controversial announcement. The 113-year-old Sterling was officially condemned late last month by Michael Simonson, Wilkes-Barre’s...

Wilkes forced to raise food service prices due to economy

Amanda Leonard, News Editor

October 8, 2011

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Wilkes’ food services have been hit hard with the depleting economy, just like any other business. Eating establishments on campus, such as Rifkin Café, have seen a price increase on some of its menu options. However, Wilkes...

Casino Week to be a spinning image of last year’s event

Kirstin Cook, Editor-in-Chief

October 8, 2011

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The budget for the fall semester Casino Week was presented at the Oct. 5 Student Government meeting with many of the same expenses from last year’s event. The event is scheduled for Nov. 1 to Nov. 4 in the Student Union Building,...

Student Government approves money for Guitar Hero fundraising event

Todd Oravic, Assistant News Editor

October 4, 2011

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Student Government passed a motion at the Sept. 28 meeting to donate $400 to a Guitar Hero event hosted by a Relay for Life team that aims to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Aaron Nikles, senior mechanical engineering...

Ten Wilkes faculty awarded tenure this August

Kat Dodson, Staff Writer

October 4, 2011

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This August, 10 faculty members earned a permanent home in the Wilkes family after completing the tenure process which, though long and tedious, provides multiple benefits for both the faculty receiving it and the broader university...

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