Author Archives: David Loomis

Administrative bloat and the ‘new reality’

An analysis By David Loomis INDIANA – The “new reality” at IUP is falling enrollment as far as the eye can see. Fewer students mean fewer faculty. Fewer faculty spells economic stagnation in the wider community that hosts the unionized … Continue reading

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The impeachment ‘consensus’

An analysis By David Loomis INDIANA – As an undergraduate journalism student in my hometown of Washington, D.C., I worked part-time at Congressional Quarterly, a weekly magazine and publisher of specialty books on politics and governing. One of those books … Continue reading

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Deer hunting in White’s Woods?

An analysis By David Loomis INDIANA – Guy walks into a public park, climbs a tree, strings a bow and shoots a deer with an arrow. It’s no joke. It’s a description of what several citizens allege happened in White’s … Continue reading

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Free speech, hate speech and IUP

An opinion By David Loomis INDIANA – A month after the August 2017 white-supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., IUP’s social-equity office invited faculty members to propose public discussions about issues related to the deadly confrontation near the U.Va. campus. There … Continue reading

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More plastics and petrochemicals for regional progress

An opinion By Byron G. Stauffer Jr. (and by eight other regional economic-development administrators) INDIANA — Last week, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto made a very public statement that he opposes any further development of the region’s petrochemical industry. While my … Continue reading

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Reconciling Indiana County’s economic-development duality

An analysis By David Loomis INDIANA – An economic-development conference here last month quietly framed two different approaches to development in Indiana County. The approaches are not necessarily in conflict. But the county’s economic future may depend on whether and … Continue reading

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Deep-state case study, reality-based

An analysis By David Loomis INDIANA – An impeachable president declares a “deep state” conspiracy is out to get him. As usual, he has it bass-ackward. The career bureaucrats whom he views as a fifth column bent on undermining his … Continue reading

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Cell phone service at Blue Spruce Park?

An analysis By David Loomis INDIANA — Good news: Cell-phone service is coming to Blue Spruce Park, a digital dead zone in Indiana County. On Wednesday, county supervisors announced that the new service by the new year will permit park … Continue reading

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The enrollment decline at IUP, the local election of 2019

An analysis By David Loomis INDIANA – About that 26 percent enrollment decline at IUP since its peak enrollment seven years ago? It’s actually a 31 percent decline, reports the state system that manages IUP and 13 other campuses. Last … Continue reading

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Rep. Thompson: legislating in Washington …

A legislative analysis: Part I of II By David Loomis INDIANA — U.S. Rep. Glenn “GT” Thompson Jr., R-15th District, spent part of his fall break from legislative gridlock in Congress to receive the gratitude of friends at the Chamber … Continue reading

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