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Empowering Erie kids

Logan Ford, Staff writer

September 19, 2017

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The Dyslexia Center of Utah lists that “one in five students, or 15-20% of the population, has a language based learning disability. Dyslexia is the most common of the language based learning disabilities.” One Mercyhurst...

Green Team continues to make strides on campus

Caitlyn Lear, News editor

April 25, 2017

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Mercyhurst University’s Green Team has been very busy over the past few weeks. Most recently, it has purchased and placed new recycling bins across campus. This project was led by Sarah Bennett, Biology lecturer and Green...

Breckenridge accepts position as USAWC provost

Kristian Biega, Staff writer

April 14, 2017

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After 15 years as administrator at Mercyhurst and  six years as dean of the Ridge College of Intelligence Studies and Applied Sciences at Mercyhurst, James Breckenridge, Ph. D, has accepted the position of provost at the United...

Women’s March on Washington

Caitlyn Lear, News editor

December 12, 2016

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On Jan. 21, people from around the nation, including Mercyhurst students, will gather to march on Washington D.C. "Those participating are striving to promote equality and tolerance particularly for the LGBTQIA community, racial...

Alumna designs ornament

Alumna designs ornament

November 29, 2016

MU Shaping Tomorrow for Erie

Melanie Todd, Staff writer

October 25, 2016

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The Erie Community Foundation, Erie County Gaming Revenue Authority and the Hagen family presented a grant of $4 million to Mercyhurst University to establish a Downtown Erie Innovation District. “The overarching goal of...

’Hurst hosts summit speakers

Leighann Sallick, Contributing writer

October 25, 2016

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This year, Mercyhurst University is proud to announce that it will be one of the locations hosting the Jefferson Educational Society’s Global Summit Speaker Series. The Global Summit is a month-long event that consists of multiple...

Mercyhurst sends aid to Hurricane Matthew victims

Melanie Todd, Staff writer

October 25, 2016

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Mercyhurst’s Students of the Caribbean Association raised $149.18 for CARE, an organization helping those affected by Hurricane Matthew. The category 5 hurricane hit Haiti on Oct. 4 and left nearly 900 dead and thousands more...

College suicide: Help is out there

Carlena Bressanelli, Contributing writer

September 20, 2016

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“One conversation can change a life,” is the National Alliance of Mental Illness’ slogan for Suicide Prevention Month. “Suicidal thoughts can affect anyone regardless of age, gender or background (and it) is the third...

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