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Clean energy debate ignites drive to research at Wilkes

February 28, 2012

A debate has ignited over Marcellus Shale drilling and whether the natural gas it produces is as clean as it’s claimed to be. The concerns of air emissions from natural gas production have environmental engineering professors...

Scranton Vice President goes Colonel

Devoni Novak, Assistant News Editor

February 28, 2012

The last of the three candidates, Scranton University’s vice president Dr. Patrick Leahy, came to Wilkes last week to meet with students, faculty and staff. At the student forum, Leahy led off by declaring what attracted him...

Meyers high school faces possible closure

Kirstin Cook, Editor-in-Chief

February 28, 2012

A chorus of the E.L. Meyers High School alma mater ended the night after a special meeting focused on the possibility of closing the school. The Wilkes-Barre area school council held the meeting to reveal and discuss the findings...

Benefits to support student injured in a car accident

Phat Nguyen, News Editor

February 28, 2012

Sophomore biology major Natalie Smirne and a friend were driving home from a concert in New York on route 84. A routine drive turned for the worse when a deer ran across the highway. The driver swerved to go around it, but it...

Navigating for Healthy Options

Bob Grabosky, Correspondent

February 26, 2012

A registered dietician held a presentation on Tuesday, February 21st on the Wilkes campus. Susan Hurd, of Sodexo Dining Services, says that we should all eat healthy because we will acquire more energy, which will reduce the ri...

Games on iPad aid eye health

Vicki Mayk, Associate director of public relations

February 23, 2012

WILKES-BARRE, PA. (Feb. 23, 2012) –Children and adults suffering from visual impairment due to autism, brain injury, stroke or a variety of other conditions can get help from a new program developed by a Wilkes University professor...

Who will fill the presidential shoes of Tim Gilmour?

Devoni Novak, Assistant News Editor

February 20, 2012

While the country is debating who the best candidate is to fill the seat in the White House, Wilkes University has its own decision to make in filing the presidential seat in UCOM. Two candidates came to campus last week to introduce...

Budget cuts keep birth control under wraps

Phat Nguyen, News Editor

February 20, 2012

Wilkes business major Emily Dickson was one of the many users affected by Pfizer's birth control recall of more than 1 million packages on Feb.1. Fortunately when she had checked with her pharmacist, she found her birth con...

Wilkes welcomes Rottenberg as part of Kirby Lecture Series

Phat Nguyen, News Editor

February 13, 2012

Fifteen years ago, the editor of the Portuguese Brazilian dictionary called Linda Rottenberg because there was no word for entrepreneur. “They had just entered emprendedor and emprenderismo into the lexicon,” Rottenberg...

Behind the scenes of the much-anticipated snow day alerts

Kristina Seiger, Correspondent

February 13, 2012

Attending a university in Northeast Pennsylvania almost guarantees some troublesome weather during the winter and snow days come with the territory. When the weather turns dismal with heavy snows and icy conditions, the safety...

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