Monthly Archives: May 2007

Incoming SGA President Faish Brings Baggage to Office

By Stefan Keiser INDIANA — Craig Faish, vice-president of Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Student Government Association, ran unopposed in the April 11-12 SGA presidential election.  What kind of leader will he be? He offered a glimpse during what was billed … Continue reading

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Election Voting Over-reported by IUP Students

By Lenny Anderson A post-election survey of IUP students has found that 14 percent said they voted in April 11-12 student-government elections. Actual student-voter turnout was 1 percent, election officials reported. The survey also found that 16 percent said they … Continue reading

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Technical Problems Persist with SGA Voting Procedure

By: Jennifer Clark INDIANA– For the second year in a row, electronic voting in IUP student-government elections suffered a technical glitch. Balloting was scheduled to begin at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, April 11, and end Thursday, April 12, at 11:59 p.m. … Continue reading

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Minority Representation on SGA Fails to Keep Pace with Minority Enrollment

By Jade Peterson and Sheena Hornbaker Black enrollment at IUP grew faster in the 2005-2006 academic year than in any of the preceding 13 years, according to the IUP Trendbook, an online university data base. In that most recent year … Continue reading

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Online Poll of IUP Students, by the Numbers

By Diana Alcorn The April 16-20 online survey of attitudes about IUP student government was sent to a sample of the university’s total enrollment. Of the 2,000 recipients of the seven-question survey, 95 answered, a 4.8 percent response rate. Two … Continue reading

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SGA Tries to Tame Membership Problems

By Matt Carroll IUP’s Student Government Association is taking a new tack to fix persistent problems with low membership, poor attendance and lack of diversity. It is turning to the Internet for help. The SGA Web site (http://www.coop.iup.edu/sga/) has been … Continue reading

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Campus Police and Guns, by the Numbers

By Harley D. Schultz IUP’s Council of Trustees has decided that campus police need to be armed. But the number of reported crimes on campus has gone down in the past 17 years. And an analysis of reported crimes on … Continue reading

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SGA Studies How to Get Cred Among Constitutents

By Emily Boots After adding several new members this fall, IUP’s Student Government Association is composing a Retention and Advancement Report to boost attendance. The report comes halfway through the administration of SGA President Patrick Barnacle, who pledged reforms in … Continue reading

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Students for a Democratic Society Chapter Makes Anti-Government Splash

By Elizabeth Gaffron When a trio of students became pessimistic about student and federal government, they looked no further than the past for an answer. They formed a local chapter of Students for a Democratic Society this semester to battle … Continue reading

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