Monthly Archives: November 2020

The post-election agenda in Pennsyltucky

An opinion By David Loomis INDIANA – Local election returns confirm at least one thing: Indiana County voters turned out to set a latter-day record. Two cheers for civic participation and engagement. But what do voters want? Trump lost Pennsylvania … Continue reading

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Indiana County’s post-election codas

An opinion By David Loomis INDIANA – Joe Biden’s win last week sent Philly dancing in the streets to Martha and the Vandellas’ eponymous 1964 anthem. But down-ballot, it looked more like David Crosby’s 1968 lament: “It appears to be… … Continue reading

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Covid-19, IUP retrenchment and the local real estate market

INTERNET NEWS ITEM: 20 U.S. Cities with the Greatest Uptick in Home Sales During COVID-19 #10. Indiana, PA Average rate of monthly home sales April-July: 46.33% Average number of new listings per month: 53 Median sale price (July 2020): $135K Source: https://insurify.com/insights/cities-with-greatest-pandemic-real-estate-booms/  By Wayne … Continue reading

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IUP Journalism numbers don’t add up

Retrenchment journal By Tim Hayes PITTSBURGH — The administration at IUP has stated that it intends to make IUP a “STEM University,” stressing science, technology, engineering, and math.  All fine and good.   But in the process, it has in … Continue reading

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PASSHE ‘redesign’: a blow to democracy

Retrenchment journal By Susan Comfort INDIANA — I cannot stop thinking about the PASSHE redesign plan and faculty retrenchments at IUP and across the system. This assault on IUP in particular delivers a harsh blow to democracy and prospects for … Continue reading

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Fact-check your media – local media, too

An opinion By Sara Stewart INDIANA — As we head into Election Day, the glut of online and print disinformation that has plagued our culture in recent years looks likely to multiply exponentially. There’s never been a better time to … Continue reading

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