Monthly Archives: March 2012

IUP hoodie marchers commemorate Florida shooting victim

By Marlene Rivera INDIANA — One month after the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in Florida, Lauren P. Hamilton, 20, a sophomore psychology major, decided Monday to organize a commemorative hoodie march at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. On Tuesday, thanks to … Continue reading

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It’s a ‘suspicious’ life: Courthouse Christmas package delivers bomb scare

By Crispin Havener INDIANA — Borough police closed a section of the main street in the downtown business district for several hours Tuesday after a gift-wrapped package was spotted on the sidewalk in front of the Indiana County Courthouse. Police … Continue reading

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Journalism alumni review, preview news biz

By Andrew Hesner INDIANA — Print news may not be so profitable as it was in the recent past. But the future of journalism is bright, a 1985 Indiana University of Pennsylvania alum and First Amendment activist told a standing-room-only … Continue reading

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Senator White’s ‘inflammatory’ power-plant rhetoric

By Gerald E. Smith At the Wednesday night, March 14, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection hearing in Homer City on the proposed scrubbers at the Homer City Power Plant, I was among the small group of community members who, thanks to inflammatory … Continue reading

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The HawkEar — March 1, 2012

The HawkEar’s third radio-news show of the spring season featured a preview of the 35th Annual Appalachian Studies Conference scheduled for Indiana University of Pennsylvania on March 23-25, 2012. Interviewees include IUP English professor James M. “Jim” Cahalan, an organizer of the event, … Continue reading

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Faculty union launches budget-cut-protest campaign in Oak Grove

By Tammy Stonecypher INDIANA — Hundreds of students and handfuls of professors convened an impromptu workshop on legislative lobbying in front of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania library on Wednesday.         Around 10 a.m. professors propped up a white banner … Continue reading

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