Homecoming 2014

The Hawk Report, Oct. 12, 2014, WIUP-FM

Photo caption: Indiana University of Pennsylvania students gather on the 400 block of Fisher Avenue, Oct. 5, 2013, for a Homecoming party. Photo by Caitlin Birch, from file.

Indiana University of Pennsylvania students gather on the 400 block of Fisher Avenue, Oct. 5, 2013, for a Homecoming party. File photo by Caitlin Birch.

This weekend, IUP hosted Homecoming 2014, a tradition intended to cement links between generations of the university’s students and their alma mater. Last year, however, the cement was mixed with too much alcohol, officials said. This year, university administrators worked overtime to prevent a replay. Early reports in local media indicated that they were successful –- aided by chill weather and a secret number of police reserves – in preventing what local authorities feared would be a recurrence of “mob mentality” among revelers.

In the days leading up to Homecoming 2014, The Hawk Report’s Kelsey Breunig spoke with an IUP administrator who has been working to chill out the celebrations. And she interviewed faculty members with expertise and perspective on alcohol.

In sports, Homecoming also means bigger crowds at home football games. The Hawk Report’s Andrew Metri met with Crimson Hawks pigskin players in advance of Saturday’s game to peer behind their game faces. Ditto for women’s soccer and men’s rugby players.

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