Monthly Archives: September 2019

A change in the weather

An analysis  By David Loomis INDIANA – When it comes to translating science for the rest of us, Michael E. Mann follows in the footsteps of Carl Sagan, Bill Nye and Neil deGrasse Tyson — exceptional scientists who convert complexity … Continue reading

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Election year 2019: Whose agenda?

An analysis By David Loomis INDIANA – Six weeks until Pennsylvania’s next general election. That’s right, local elections are Nov. 5, with a year to go until 2020’s presidential election. Citizens might be forgiven if national news has eclipsed representative … Continue reading

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Purchase Line school board’s gun debate

An analysis By David Loomis INDIANA – In political discussions about guns in schools, facts have come late to the debate. This appears evident among some members of the Purchase Line School Board. At a recent meeting a year into … Continue reading

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Week in review: Snapchat III at IUP

An analysis By Nathan Zisk INDIANA – With almost metronomic regularity, another racist Snapchat riled IUP students and rocked campus administrators last week – for the third time since December 2015. The Sept. 6 video shows IUP criminology student Nicholas … Continue reading

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Yet another racist Snapchat

An analysis By David Loomis INDIANA – On Dec. 8, 2015, the first day of fall-semester final exams at IUP. a racist Snapchat photo went viral and roiled the campus. On Dec. 9, university President Michael Driscoll addressed 50 protesters … Continue reading

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Too toxic to trash

An opinion By David Loomis INDIANA – On Saturday, Indiana County’s recycling center will host its fourth special collection of hazardous household waste. In three earlier one-day events dating to September 2017, the center reports citizens recycled nearly 12 tons … Continue reading

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Academic, economic new year resolutions

An analysis By David Loomis INDIANA – “Best wishes for a strong start to this new year,” IUP President Michael Driscoll said in concluding his Aug. 23 State of the University remarks to open its 2019-2020 academic year, his eighth … Continue reading

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