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Addition bad for health

Anthony Miller, staff writer

November 28, 2017

Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

This year, there is no Reading Day during finals week. Instead, we have finals from Monday to Friday. I feel that this a horrible change, and for most students, it’s a disaster waiting to happen. Reading Day gave students...

Sustainability fund bolsters initiatives

Marina Boyle, Staff writer

November 7, 2017

Filed under Features, Uncategorized

The Mercyhurst University Sustainability Fund is a financial source that is used to advance the university’s commitment to environmental sustainability. It can be used to fund any project that will improve campus and its involvement...

Seas the day aboard the Brig

Lauren Ganger, Staff writer

October 24, 2017

Filed under Uncategorized

Over the summer of 2017, seven Mercyhurst University students spent three weeks aboard the U.S. Brig Niagara on Lake Erie. Part of an immersive history class, this experience taught them skills that they never would have learned...

AIM travels to Big Apple

Claire Eichner, Staff writer

October 24, 2017

Filed under News, Uncategorized

Over the mid semester break, 11 students from the Autism Initiative at Mercyhurst (AIM) program traveled to New York City. AIM provides many great opportunities such as this one for their students year after year. The students...

Empowering Erie kids

Logan Ford, Staff writer

September 19, 2017

Filed under Uncategorized

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

Filed under Uncategorized

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

Filed under News, Uncategorized

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

Filed under News, Uncategorized

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

Filed under News, Uncategorized

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...

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