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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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Rep. Thompson: cleaning up back home

A legislative analysis: Part II of II  By David Loomis When I’m dead and the ages shall roll My body will blacken and turn into coal. I’ll look from the door of my heavenly home And pity the miner a-diggin’ … Continue reading

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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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