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Wilkes opens branch in the Poconos, to offer three programs

Amanda Leonard, News Editor

September 26, 2011

Wilkes University’s Poconos branch will officially open next semester with three programs. Students in the Pocono branch’s master of business administration program began classes this fall. The new 2,800 square foot Pocono...

President Gilmour enters his final year at Wilkes

Kirstin Cook, Editor-in-Chief

September 26, 2011

Gilmour expresses his final goals and expectations for his predecessor, who will replace him in June 2012 Joseph (Tim) Gilmour is not planning on having an easy eleventh and final year at Wilkes University. Before he retires...

Wilkes’ outstanding leaders program brings Pulitzer Prize winning-journalist to area

Todd Oravic, Assistant News Editor

September 26, 2011

Three-time Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Thomas Friedman will deliver a lecture at  7:30 p.m. on Nov. 16 at the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts. Friedman, an author and Foreign Affairs columnist for The New York...

Wilkes presidential search identifies ideal candidate traits

Kirstin Cook, Editor-in-Chief

September 19, 2011

The search to find a replacement for President Joseph (Tim) Gilmour next year has begun with an accumulation of traits important for the next president. Steve Leo, search consultant from Storbeck/Pimental & Associates, is...

Institute tackles problems of future energy sources

Lyndsie Yamrus, Staff Writer

September 18, 2011

Almost a year after a $1 million grant was awarded to the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (IEER), an organization Wilkes is involved in, the university has made great strides in researching and informing the public...

Wilkes 2011 alum Borzell dies, leaves impact on his professors

Kirstin Cook, Editor-in-Chief

September 18, 2011

Motorcycle helmet in hand, John Beno Borzell used to stop by Prahlad Murthy’s office in the Stark Learning Center on a regular basis while he was a student. With a smile on his face, he would ask Murthy to unlock one of the...

Wilkes-Barre levees pass the test, contain 42.66 feet of water

Amanda Leonard, News Editor

September 18, 2011

In 1972 Hurricane Agnes was deemed a storm of 100 years, with flood waters cresting in the Susquehanna River at 41 feet. However, a mere 39 years later, a storm producing more damage and higher cresting floodwater hit Northeast...

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