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Biology professor appointed Bullard Fellow at Harvard University

Haley Adam, Correspondent

November 6, 2012

Wilkes biology professor and H. Fenner Chair of Research Biology, Michael Steele, was appointed a Bullard Fellow at Harvard for the 2012-2013 academic year. Steele's research interests focus on how acorn characteristics influen...

Stachacz’s new role helps out IT

Shawn Carey, Staff Writer

November 6, 2012

Called to order at 5:58 p.m. All college: $2,660 Conferences: $700 General funds: $6,313.35 Leadership: $600 Spirit: $873.34 Student Government total: $11,146.69 An update from library Dean John Stachacz was given to the St...

Professor publishes book on ecotourism in Costa Rica

Christine Lee, News Editor

November 6, 2012

Pura vida. That is the expression that comes to mind when one thinks of Costa Rica. It's rainforests and beaches have in recent times been a popular choice of vacationers the world over. This vacation spot is the topic of a new book...

SG constitutional policy on inactive campus clubs

Shawn Carey, Staff Writer

November 6, 2012

At last month's Student Government meeting, one club was disbanded on campus and one was transferred to another. Which leads to the question: what exactly leads to a club being declared "inactive?" Last month, SG decided to...

Zebra Communications launches “A Cup For Change” campaign and food drive

Zebra Communications

November 3, 2012

Zebra Communications will host “A Cup For Change” coin collection and a food drive from Nov. 7 to Nov. 20 to benefit the local Salvation Army and families in need. Coin jars are to be placed at 10 stationary locations...

Cory Booker tries to invoke the power of individuals

Kirstin Cook, Editor-in-Chief

October 31, 2012

Cory Booker diagnosed some Americans with a problem that he called "sedentary agitation." During his appearance for the Max Rosenn Lecture Series at the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center on Oct. 21, the Newark, N.J. mayor describing th...

College identification critical to vote on Nov. 6

Christine Lee, News Editor

October 31, 2012

Even though the voter identification law was struck down, identification cards will still be important for Pennsylvania college students, especially those who are first-time voters. Earlier this month, Judge Robert Simpson of t...

Lack of parking at Ralston causes changes to shuttle route schedule

Abbey Haldeman, Assistant News editor

October 31, 2012

"We went from 300 - and - some - odd students who participated the program down to less than 80," John Pesta, executive director of capitol projects said about the shuttle service usage. Last year, university staff decided it was ti...

Effects of shale gas latest topic of Institute for Energy and Environmental Research presentation

Bob Grabosky, Staff Writer

October 31, 2012

The community and environmental health effects of shale gas development is the topic of the latest presentation by the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research. The presentation will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 7 from 7:30 to 9...

Studio 20 presents update

Shawn Carey, Staff Writer

October 31, 2012

The meeting was called to order at 5:57 p.m. All college: $2,660.00 Conferences: $700.00 General funds: $6,434.18 Leadership: $600.00 Spirit: $873.34 Student Government total: $11,267.52 Studio 20, the student-run design...

Wilkes faculty members react to presidential debates

Shawn Carey, Staff Writer

October 22, 2012

With the 2012 Election Day weeks away, the pressure is on for national debates. Thus far, President Obama and Governor Mitt Romney have met twice and their running mates, Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan, have also...

Recent donation helps ensure Cohen Science Center is on schedule

Christine Lee, News Editor

October 22, 2012

A $2.5 million donation assures that funding for the newly named Lawrence and Sally Cohen Science Center is going along as planned. On Oct. 10, President Patrick Leahy announced the donation of the gift by alumnus Lawrence ‘57 ...

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