Monthly Archives: December 2020

IUP leadership: a D-minus in crisis communication

By Michele Papakie INDIANA — On Monday, Dec. 28, The New York Times published a front-page story about what’s happening at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and how it’s happening in higher education across the country. The upper deck of the … Continue reading

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Public health, public safety, public trust

Coronavirus diary By David Loomis INDIANA – In this darkest season — astronomically, epidemiologically, politically, psychically – the afflicted turn to expertise for help. Nationally, that’s Dr. Anthony Fauci. The nation’s top infectious disease expert is embraced by Americans for … Continue reading

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How to relieve local restaurants

Coronavirus diary By David Loomis INDIANA – Conavirus is plaguing the bottom lines of small businesses nationwide – which means 99 percent of all U.S. businesses and about half of all U.S. workers. The resulting economic uncertainty showed at a … Continue reading

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Indiana County and ‘the b.s. of infinite possibility’

Election 2020  “… And finally, it’s the bullshit of infinite possibility. These bullshitters cover their unwillingness to act under the guise of unending inquiry: We can’t do anything because we don’t yet know everything.”   — fake-news man Jon Stewart, … Continue reading

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Some IUP students leery of Covid-19 vaccine

By Kelly Blankenbicker    INDIANA – Prospects for imminent distribution of government-approved Covid-19 vaccines have most American adults ready to roll up their sleeves, according to a nationwide poll released this week. But a recent sample of Indiana University of Pennsylvania … Continue reading

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The rise and retrenchment of IUP

Faculty downsizing began decades ago. By Willard Radell Jr. INDIANA — Readers of the news accounts of the radical restructuring of PASSHE and IUP would believe that too much money has been spent on core faculty members’ compensation because there … Continue reading

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REACH: Shy of county Covid group’s grasp

Coronavirus Diary By David Loomis INDIANA – On Nov. 24, eight months after Indiana Regional Medical Center announced  the community’s first Covid-19 case (nine days after the patient went into quarantine), the Indiana County Covid-19 Recovery Task Force announced the … Continue reading

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