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Center for Women and Gender Equity empowers women

Samantha Walsh, Special to the Quad

October 24, 2017


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The presentation titled “Empowering Every Woman” focused on what can be done to uplift and empower women who may have marginalized intersecting identities. The program was hosted by Emily Sheehan and Laura in Sykes Ballroom B starting at 3 p.m. and ending at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 20. The...

Sexism+ series educates about race and gender

Rachel Spurlock, Staff Writer

October 24, 2017


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The Center for Women and Gender Equity’s Sexism+ Series returned for its second of four seminars last Wednesday, Oct. 18. The second seminar entitled “A Face of Oppression: How Sex(ism) and Race(ism) Intersects” was co-sponsored by The Office of Wellness Promotion and LGBTQA Services and welcomed...

Quad News Minute 10/17/17

Quad News Minute 10/17/17

Danielle Cravens, Quad Mobile Journalist

October 17, 2017


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Here's Danielle Craven with this week's News minute!

Greek Life partners with SPCA for hot dog event

Olivia Bortner, Special to the Quad

October 15, 2017


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Oct. 11 was the first day of classes after fall break. Campus was abuzz with activity as friends greeted each other after several days apart. Chatter among students could be heard in the Academic Quad as well as the barks of a few four-legged visitors. The dogs made an appearance as part of a joint...

WCU Resource Pantry fundraises at open house

Rachel Spurlock, Special to the Quad

October 15, 2017


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On Friday, Oct. 13 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. the Office of Service Learning and Volunteer Programs hosted the grand re-opening of the Dub-C Resource Pantry. Friday not only celebrated the grand re-opening in their new location on the first floor of Commonwealth Hall, but also celebrated their one-year...

Frustration grows with lack of parking availability

John Angiolillo, Special to the Quad

October 15, 2017


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A frequent criticism West Chester University students express about their campus experience is their difficulty in finding areas to park their cars. “The parking is horrible,” says senior Chris Christmyer. “Unless you arrive here at 7:30 a.m., the parking lot over by Sykes is full and you have...

West Chester educates the public about pesticides

Alexa Brennan, Special to the Quad

October 15, 2017


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For decades American society has had a substance that could be sprayed on properties to decrease homeowners’ chances of contracting a mosquito-borne illness. However, this substance has met controversy as it could have long lasting negative effects on your health and other living beings, such as: bees,...

Poll reflects dissatisfaction from the Pa. electorate

Amanda Mills, Special to the Quad

October 15, 2017


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A recent poll conducted by Susquehanna Polling and Research and sponsored by WHTM-TV/ABC27 found Pennsylvania voters want different officials to hold office in both Harrisburg and the White House. Surveyed from Sept. 20 to 29, the pollsters asked 741 voters with active voting history via telephone...

West Chester Borough consents to WCU’s commons project

Erin McFeeters, Practicum Writer

October 15, 2017


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The West Chester Borough consented to the final land development of a new facility on the West Chester University campus in late September at the Borough Council Work Session Meeting. According to the Facilities of Design and Construction, beginning aspects of the construction for “The Commons Project”...

Firefighters celebrate National Fire Prevention Week

Hannah Tollen, Practicum Writer

October 15, 2017


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National Fire Prevention Week (NFPW) kicked off this year on Sunday, Oct. 8 and continued through Saturday, Oct. 14. NFPW offers up an opportunity for communities to get to know their fire departments and learn about fire safety. NFPW occurs in October every year to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire...

Fraudulent “hate preacher” demonstrates on WCU campus

West Chester University's The Quad

October 4, 2017


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The recent demonstration by Matthew 24 on campus and the reaction from WCU students raises issues of free speech and issues of school security. It also opens the group, Matthew 24 Ministries, to questions about its leadership. On Monday, Sept. 25 and Tuesday, Sept. 26 members of Matthew 24 Ministries...

WCU celebrates one-hundred years of Gwendolyn Brooks poetry

Samantha Walsh, Special to the Quad

October 4, 2017


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On Monday, Sept. 25, a presentation organized by the Poetry Faculty Advisory Committee and hosted by Professor Kristine Ervin was held in Main Hall 200 from 12-1 p.m. celebrating the life and legacy of Gwendolyn Brooks, a Black, female poet and winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Roughly 45 people were in...

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