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WCU hosts 2011 annual Homecoming festivities

WCU hosts 2011 annual Homecoming festivities

Margaret Weaver

October 23, 2011


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 West Chester University alumni and students gathered together on Saturday to celebrate homecoming with a parade and the football game against Bloomsburg University.   The parade kicked off Saturday's activities with the organizations performing dances that related to the theme, WCU Fanat...

Recreation & Leisure program officials discuss controversial gender rule

Jackie Valentino

October 23, 2011


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  The Recreation and Leisure department met on Wednesday to discuss the intramural rule that is causing so much stir around campus. The recreation staff wanted to explain the reasons they instated the rule.   When the campus recreation and leisure department were making the new rules they did ...

New rule in intramurals has students in outrage

Jackie Valentino

October 1, 2011


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  Recreation and Leisure at West Chester University started a new rule for their co-ed intramurals that give women an advantage over men, and the women are fighting back.   In April 2011, Dr. Steven Gambino, head of the Recreation and Leisure department at West Chester, attended a NIRSA (Nationa...

4 officers sue Coateville Allege race bias

Kathleen Brady Shea

October 1, 2011


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  That was one of the racial slurs that four Coatesville police officers contend were used routinely by some of their fellow officers and superiors.   The four minority officers have sued the city, saying an atmosphere of discrimination exists in the police department, where, they say, they...

Recreation Center holds signing ceremony

Meghan Nieves

October 1, 2011


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   On Tuesday, Sept. 27, West Chester University held a recreation center signing ceremony outside of the new recreation site.    At this signing, students of all ages, faculty, and staff gathered to make their mark on the university. They were able to sign tiles that will be placed...

Veterans Center gets ready for new semester

Clare Haggerty

October 1, 2011


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  An excellent on-campus resource for West Chester University students, that many students probably know very little about, is the Veterans Center. Although it opened in December of last year, this is the first semester that the center is fully operational.   However, contrary to popular b...

Thoughts from the Mayor’s Office

Mayor Carolyn Comitta

October 1, 2011


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 Here is a question for you….   "Who is at the top of the West Chester Borough Government organizational chart?"  (You are thinking, "Is it the Mayor?"   ...

Two bills would give mayor control of Philadelphia Housing Authority

Jennifer Lin

October 1, 2011


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  Oct. 01--When the Philadelphia Housing Authority went into a tailspin last year, Mayor Nutter tried to seize the moment to put the state-chartered agency on a different course.   Philadelphia was the only major city in the country where the mayor did not control the housing authority. Nu...

Kimmel Center strike halted for a week in ‘cooling off’ period

Kimmel Center strike halted for a week in ‘cooling off’ period

Peter Dobrin

October 1, 2011


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  Oct. 02--The giant rat has been deflated. Extra security has gone home. And, after an 18-hour strike by workers at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, the shows will go on Sunday.   Leaders of the Kimmel and Local 8 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees penned a ...

Thoughts from the Mayor’s intern

Courtney Potts

October 1, 2011


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  Last week, I started at my new position as Intern to Mayor Comitta. I'm so grateful for this wonderful opportunity and am really excited for the semester ahead. To learn more about what to expect this semester, I interviewed former interns Charlie James and Joelle Tolifero, who both worked with May...

Public Safety conducts emergency alert system

Katelyn Nagy

September 24, 2011


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  On Friday, Sept. 30, students and faculty should expect to see a message from WCU ALERT as a test of the system. Department of Public Safety conducts these tests three times a year, but students shouldn't necessarily be worried when they see this WCU ALERT; these trials are simply a maintena...

Special Education department provides two new programs

Lindsay Siebenaler

September 24, 2011


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 West Chester University currently offers two new special education online programs for its students.        Starting this past summer, the two programs were introduced by the university.  They are the Graduate Certificate Universal Design for Learning and Assistive...

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