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Quad Weather Minute 2/23/17

Quad Weather Minute 2/23/17

Tory Bauver, Quad Mobile Journalist
February 23
Filed under Mobile Journalism, News, Video, Weather

Here's Tory with the Quad Weather Minute

New academic coordinators to provide advising support

Sunny Morgan, News Editor
February 14
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Students at West Chester University now have more options to get one-on-one advising help outside of meeting with their faculty advisors, thanks to WCU’s Advising Task Force Committee. The Advising Task Force is comprised of students, faculty and staff from offices on campus, including the Career...

Betsy DeVos appointed U.S. Secretary of Education

Kinjal Shah, Managing Editor
February 14
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On Tuesday, Feb. 7, Elisabeth “Betsy” DeVos was appointed as the 11th United States Secretary of Education. DeVos was confirmed by a 50-51 margin, with Vice President Mike Pence breaking the tie in favor of DeVos. DeVos is the first cabinet nominee confirmed with a tie vote in Senate history. On...

Erin McCarthy crowned Miss WCU 2017

Erin McCarthy crowned Miss WCU 2017

Elizabeth Gibson, Distribution Manager
February 6
Filed under News, Showcase

The 19th annual Miss WCU was held Saturday, Feb. 4. The pageant, held at the Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall, featured 14 women from West Chester University. These women competed for over $3,000 in scholarships and prizes through a variety of interview questions, displays of talent and runway walks....

WCU hosts annual spring involvement fair

WCU hosts annual spring involvement fair

Kinjal Shah, Managing Editor
February 6
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West Chester University hosted their annual involvement fair on Wednesday, Feb. 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Sykes Student Union. More than 100 student organizations were in attendance, setting up tables throughout the Sykes Ballrooms, as well as in front of the Ram’s Head food court. The involvement...

Trump signs first executive orders

Alexander Habbart, Staff Writer
February 6
Filed under News

Just over two weeks into his presidency, President Donald Trump has signed seven executive orders and 11 presidential memoranda, fulfilling several of his more popular and controversial campaign promises. The executive orders include a first step in repealing the Affordable Care Act, an expedition...

Trump green-lights Dakota Access Pipeline

Kinjal Shah, Managing Editor
January 30
Filed under News

On Tuesday, Jan. 24, President Donald Trump signed executive actions to advance approval on the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). This action has been greeted with both praise from the domestic oil and gas industry and protests from organizations like the Indigenous Environmental Network. The Dakota...

Donald Trump becomes 45th president of United States

Elizabeth Gibson, Distribution Manager
January 30
Filed under News

On Friday, Jan. 20, Donald Trump took the oath of office, officially becoming the 45th president of the United States of America. After a long, historic and controversial campaign, thousands gathered in Washington D.C. to watch the swearing in of President Trump. The service began at 11:30 a.m. to ensure...

Christopher Fiorentino named 15th president of West Chester

Sunny Morgan, News Editor
January 30
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This month, the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education’s Board of Governors named Dr. Christopher Fiorentino as the 15th president of West Chester University. After Greg Weisenstein retired last spring after eight years, Fiorentino was appointed as interim president while a search was called...

BREAKING: Public Safety arrests students during demonstration on academic quad

Sunny Morgan, News Editor
January 26
Filed under News

At around 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, two men began spewing controversial political language on the academic quad at West Chester University. The two men stood near Main Hall and spoke on topics mainly targeting women. Topics such as abortion, abstinence and homosexuality stirred up multiple groups of students,...

Quad News Minute 12/8/16

Quad News Minute 12/8/16

Casey Tobias, Quad Mobile Journalist
December 8
Filed under News, Showcase, Video

Here's Casey Tobias with today's Quad News Minute!

West Chester community protests Dakota Access Pipeline

Andrew Heller, Practicum Writer
November 22
Filed under News

West Chester University Students and residents from around the area protested the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline in the academic quad on Tuesday, Nov. 15. Led by York College student Michelle Malcolm, the event was held to spread awareness of the detrimental consequences of the pipeline...

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