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Lakers prepare to take the Plunge

Cailey Dewaine, Contributing writer

September 20

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Get your winter swimsuits ready because the Polar Plunge returns to Erie on Nov. 12. The Polar Plunge raises money for local Special Olympics participants to train and compete at the international level. The funds are raised...

Class of 2020 has record enrollment

Alexandra Long, Contributing writer

September 13

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On Aug. 19, Mercyhurst University welcomed 800 new students through its gates. These students make up the class of 2020, which happens to be the largest in Mercyhurst history. “Knowing that I’m a part of the largest MU class...

‘Hurst officially welcomes Victor

Rae Pollock, News editor

September 13

Filed under News, Showcase

Students and faculty filled the seats of the Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Sept. 10, for President Victor’s inauguration. Many faculty spoke about Mercyhurst’s recent success and Victor’s upstanding character. “Being...

Bryan Stevenson to come to campus

Austin Wood, Contributing writer

September 13

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Bryan Stevenson, author of Just Mercy and founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, will be coming to the Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, September 13 at 7:00 p.m. Stevenson is a lawyer...

Handgun safety class for students

Melanie Todd, Staff writer

April 26

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Last week, Mercyhurst Public Safety Institute and Police Academy at Northeast held a Citizen Handgun Familiarization course for the Erie community. The program first started in December 2014, and since then about 150-200 people...

Mercyhurst Police and Safety Chief Kuhn to retire

Melanie Todd, Staff writer

April 26

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Chief Robert Kuhn will be ending his 44-year law enforcement career at the end of May. Kuhn has been with Mercyhurst Police and Safety since 2010. “I grew up in Erie. I graduated from Gannon, with four years in ROTC. I was...

Graduation goes traditional

Melanie Todd, Staff writer

April 26

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This year’s graduation will include undergraduate and graduate students, a total of 698 candidates, in the same ceremony. While many are apprehensive of this combination, this idea is not new for Mercyhurst. Traditionally,...

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