November 20th, 2014
President Tom Gamble, Ph.D., announced to the university Thursday that 14 administrators and staff will be laid off from their positions here, and six more will have their positions reduced from full time to part time.
The steps are part of cost-cutting efforts for the current academic year. No faculty were laid off and no academic programs were eliminated.
The letter detailed an university-wide initiative to "realign our resources by consolidating work, eliminating positions in our university workforce and implementing other budgetary adjustments."
Mercyhurst Student Government (MSG) voted to change the position of Treasurer from an elected position to an appointed position at its weekly meeting on Nov 17.
Under the recommendations of an auditor for the school, MSG brought up the issue of making the treasurer a position filled through an appointment rather than through an election as it was prior to Monday. MSG passed the motion with 22 votes for, 6 votes against, and 1 abstention. In addition to making this change to the
This year, increased study abroad options will be offered during the J-term giving students the opportunity to travel to other countries at a cheaper rate than last year. Mercyhurst worked to create a shorter and cheaper study abroad experience for the students during the J-term in response to the interest shown in semester-long study abroad trips.
The Mercyhurst University men’s hockey team and the Ohio State hockey team will be playing each other in the first annual Snowtown Throwdown.
The hockey team, with the Erie County Convention Center Authority announced in October that the game would be played at the Arena instead of at the Mercyhurst Ice Center.
The event will take place on Friday, Jan. 2, and Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, at Erie Insurance Arena.
Face off Friday is 7:05 p.m. and Saturday is set to start at 2:35 p.m.
The Mercyhurst men’s hockey team picked up a tie and a loss on the road this weekend at Bentley University to make their record 5-4-1.
On Friday, Nov. 15, the Lakers went into overtime ending the game in a 4-4 tie and on Saturday, Nov. 16, they lost 4-5.
During Friday’s game, Bentley started off the scoring early on and scored the only goal during the first period.
Just 47 seconds into the second period, Bentley’s Matt Blomquist acquired a five minute penalty for boarding and Mercyhurst was able to take the lead on it.
With the recent passing of Veterans Day social media, TV shows, commercials and Google Doodles were singing the praises of the brave men and women who defend America.
Reading or listening to some of the praises heaped upon them, one would think that America would long ago have been overrun by barbaric hordes intent on enslaving and pillaging the entire country.
Yet, such statements betray a lack of critical thinking on the part of those from whose lips such profuse praise pours forth.
Mercyhurst’s Equestrian team has been on the mission of attracting more members.
Currently the team is made up of sophomore Intelligence and Business Marketing major Rachel Betzner and sophomore Exercise Science and Pre-Physical Therapy major Molly Card. They have been on the search of bringing new members after two people quit the team.
“Nobody knows about us and we’ve been trying to get our name out there,” said Betzner. She recently created a website and Facebook page to promote the club.
As the school breaks for Thanksgiving and Christmas are quickly approaching, so is the deadline for submissions for Mercyhurst University’s fine arts and literary magazine, Lumen.
Any submissions have the chance to win prizes of monetary value up to $250.
The unveiling of Lumen in the spring semester is the final, climactic event of the Literary Festival.
The Literary Festival, which consists of other events such as poetry readings and presentations given by various poets, writers and other reknown literary artists.
In their last game of the season, the Mercyhurst football team hosted the Shippensburg University Raiders on snowy Saturday, Nov. 15th.
The final score of the game was 42-21 after a game of even more record-breaking performances.
During this senior day game, Mercyhurst honored 16 senior members of the football team as well as recognized the senior members of the cheerleading squad.
The game opened with Shippensburg scoring on an 11 play 80-yard drive when quarterback Chris Lawshe found wide receiver Mike Brown for a 23-yard touchdown.
After nearly a decade of service at Mercyhurst University, Thomas J. Gamble, Ph.D., president of Mercyhurst University, announced that he will retire in May of 2015. With a president being here for so long, the question on many student's minds is who will now replace him.
This process was started in October and will continue to be an ongoing process until the day Gamble retires. There has been several decisions made already, but many more to come.
The initial introduction of pesticides and preservatives into foods and crops was not highly debated or tested. However, as time went on, the use of both types of chemicals increased.
According to takingcharge.org, since the heaviest use of pesticides began in 1950 and the heaviest use of preservatives began in around 2000, the large-scale and possibly irreversible risks to people and the environment have become more clear.