Monthly Archives: June 2013

Warning: ‘This school will make you fat’

A Civic Project series: Aramark chronicles By Hillary Clark INDIANA — On a rainy morning in March, Mark Edgar, 52, of Indiana, sat at a small table in Giant Eagle Express and recalled a career in institutional food service. He … Continue reading

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IUP meal plans: dining at double the inflation rate

A Civic Project series: Aramark chronicles By Aysa E. Alwood INDIANA – When Natalie K. Mumaw arrived at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in fall 2009, the university required her to pay for a campus meal plan, like every other freshman. … Continue reading

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Troubling suicide trends in Indiana County

A Civic Project story By Brian Davis CLYMER — On May 3, a crowd gathered on the Penns Manor High School  track for a 5K Walk for Hope.  Some wore T-shirts depicting the faces of two young women. Desa Danielle … Continue reading

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SGA broke bylaws amid low-turnout April election

A Civic Project story By Dave Gershgorn INDIANA – On April 3-4, Indiana University of Pennsylvania  students elected Taylor R. Billman, 21, and Kevin C. Popeck, 23, president and vice president, respectively, of the university’s Student Government Association.  Billman won a … Continue reading

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A case study of academic advising at IUP

A Civic Project story By Kayla Cioffo, Melissa Esing and Hannah McCracken INDIANA — Days into the spring 2013 semester at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Alyson M. Regula, a sophomore early-childhood-education major, was leaving class in Stouffer Hall  when she … Continue reading

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The face of homelessness in Indiana County

A Civic Project story By Meghan McDonald BLAIRSVILLE — Tina L. Grimm, 33, lives in a trailer here with her two young daughters. But for two years the road to her home passed through homeless shelters. “It was a tough … Continue reading

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Music piracy persists at IUP; Big Brother in background

A Civic Project story By Caleb Murphy INDIANA — Amanda C. Wade, 20, a sophomore economics major at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, admits to being a pirate. “I play music on my computer every day that was downloaded illegally,” she … Continue reading

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