Monthly Archives: July 2009

Fire Chief: IUP’s New Suites Present Safety Risks

July 12, 2009
Fire chief: IUP ‘s new suites present safety risks
By Elizabeth Kundla
INDIANA — Andrew J. Koutsavlis, a sophomore studio art major at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, is a resident of the Putt Suites, one of the new dormitories in the campus’ $270 million Residential Revival project. He had to live on campus because his parents gave him no other choice.
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Recipe for Weight Gain at IUP: Dining, Drinking

Prescription for weight loss: exercising By Sara B. Lamberson INDIANA — A daily smorgasbord at the campus dining hall can be tempting. But for many college students it also can be fattening. “All of the options the dining halls at … Continue reading

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For IUP Athletics, the KCAC is Not a Game-Changer

Campus sports facilities need more than one arena By Natalie-Mae Joan Schaefer INDIANA — Early last fall, top Indiana University of Pennsylvania administrators received a consultant’s report on President Tony Atwater’s plan to lead the school into the top tier … Continue reading

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Kovalchick Site Contains ‘Nasty’ Contaminants

University official asserts cleanup is complete By Rose Catlos INDIANA — Indiana Gazette staff writer Sam Kusic slaps down a bulging manila folder on the table in the lobby of the newspaper’s 899 Water St. office with a “thwack.” It … Continue reading

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Is it Worth it?

A cost-benefit calculation of college in a recession By Natalie-Mae Schaefer INDIANA, Pa. — Overstuffed binders form piles on the floor. Window sills are stacked with leaning towers of fat folders that melt into one another. A bookshelf is bursting … Continue reading

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IUP Finds it Hard to Quit

Enforcement of smoking ban non-existent. By Michael Bowser INDIANA–Leah Bambino, 21, a junior art studio major at Indiana University of Pennsylvania., is troubled by tobacco smoke on campus every day. She recalls a time when she was surrounded by a … Continue reading

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IUP Campus Parking Update: Spaces, Fines to Increase

By Laura Mazzenga INDIANA, Pa. — It’s 10:05 a.m., Feb. 23, a Monday morning. Half a dozen Indiana University of Pennsylvania students stand in line in front of Stephanie A. Boehmig. All are waiting to use the pay-by-space machine at … Continue reading

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Underage-Drinking Campaign Cuts Alcohol Consumption

Citations, surveys document drier campus since Atwater’s arrival. By Christina Winesickle INDIANA — On April 8, 2006, Jessica Foor, then a 19-year-old freshman at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, was trapped for two hours in a basement filled with people who … Continue reading

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Post-Virginia Tech, Campus Group Monitors IUP Student Behavior

By Samantha Bond INDIANA, Pa. – Following the April 2007 shootings that killed 32 people at Virginia Tech, some students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania say the administration appears to be trying to prevent a similar tragedy here.

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Report Card on Reverse 911: Emergency-Alert System Still Needs Work

By Melissa Thompson INDIANA – A few months after the April 16, 2007, Virginia Tech shootings that killed 32 students and faculty and wounded 25, Indiana University of Pennsylvania bought an emergency-alert service called Reverse 911, provided by a Temecula, … Continue reading

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