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September 28, 2012

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Students’ partaking in city activities helps economy

Amanda Leonard, Correspondent

September 25, 2012

Local businesses partake every year in an event that helps boost their income.  Party in the Square is an event that takes place every year in Public Square to ensure that local business are getting the attention they deserve. Part...

Public Safety: campus is safe despite recent incidents

Christine Lee, News Editor

September 25, 2012

Despite the occurrence of three crime incidents on and near camps within three weeks of one another, Public Safety and Student Affairs staff insist the Wilkes campus is perfectly safe. A festive mindset by students at the begin...

iPad leasing and changes to Jay S. Sidhu School of Business

Abbey Haldeman, Assistant News Editor

September 25, 2012

    When students enter the college environment they go in with a label: business major, biology, communications or whatever it may be.  Underneath those labels, lies another: their focus. The Sidhu School of ...

Autism Group Proposed

Shawn Carey, Staff Writer

September 25, 2012

Called to order at 6:01 p.m. Treasurer’s Report All college: $9,550 Conference: $700 General funds: $18,750 Leadership: $600 Spirit: $873.43 Student Government total: $30,473.43 New Business: Two representatives from the Health and Welln...

SG working on way to grant conference funds to clubs sufficiently

Devoni Novak, Staff Writer

September 25, 2012

A Student Government policy on funding for conferences is in the midst of review by members. SG vice president Ian Foley said conference funding will not be eliminated but guidelines will be set to ensure that student activity fe...

New bioengineering master’s program is hands-on

Shawn Carey, Staff Writer

September 17, 2012

For the 2012-2013 academic year the College of Science and Engineering is offering a new master’s program in bioengineering. The program was officially launched this semester and has nine students taking the 36 -credit cou...

Marijuana usage linked to decrease in IQ, other negative effects

Kirstin Cook, Editor-in-Chief

September 17, 2012

Adolescents who smoke marijuana could be at risk for a drop in IQ, as a new study links heavy marijuana usage in teenagers with cognitive decline. The study, published in the “Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences”...

IT, food services updates to campus announced at Sept. 12 SG meeting

Abbey Haldeman, Assistant News Editor

September 17, 2012

Sept. 12 meeting called to order 6:01 p.m. Treasurer’s Report: All College: $9,550 Conferences:$700 General Funds:$18,750 Leadership:$600 Spirit:$1,454.34 Student Government Total:$31,054.34 New Business: Food Services Update: S...

Educational Forum series discusses issues in education

Bob Grabosky, Correspondent

September 17, 2012

A series of lectures dealing with issues in education are being held starting on Sept. 18 on campus. They are one of the biggest events being held on campus this semester and will take place over two months, not only for student...

New changes at Farley Library hope to improve accessibility to all

Abbey Haldeman, Assistant news editor

September 17, 2012

nstruction in 2010 with the creation of the Alden Learning Commons the first part of a four-phase journey began. This year the process to modernize the Eugene S. Farley library is continuing as they come to a close with phase two ...

Patrick Leahy ushers in new era at Wilkes as President

Christine Lee, News Editor

September 17, 2012

The Wilkes campus was abuzz with activity on Thursday, Sept. 13, Friday, Sept. 14, and Saturday, Sept. 15 for the formal installation of Dr. Patrick Leahy as Wilkes' sixth president. Reflecting on the theme of "Looking Back with...

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