University Lacks Medical Leave Policy

Brittany Hayes, Reporter
April 15, 2014

Many students face health problems each year – anything from sprained ankles to serious illnesses – but the university does not offer a traditional medical leave policy for students. It might not be needed: Officials say they will work with students who are struggling with health problems. Emergency... Read more »

Professors Mull Graduation Test

Business

Brittany Hayes, Reporter
April 15, 2014

An online assessment for seniors in the business department is causing headaches for students and faculty alike. Seniors are required to use a verification code to log on and complete the 120-question assessment within a two-hour time limit. Students were under the impression they must take the... Read more »

LinkedIn: Connect for Future Employment

LinkedIn

Brittany Hayes, Reporter
March 18, 2014

LinkedIn is quickly becoming a resource for incoming freshmen and departing seniors. Incoming students can use LinkedIn as a way to connect with alumni and to gain background knowledge on different fields they are considering. Carolyn Yencharis Corcoran, Assistant Director of the Insalaco Center... Read more »

Roundabout Long Time Coming

Ellen Hoffman, Editor-in-Chief
March 4, 2014

Editor’s note: This story is the last of a three part series investigating a new traffic pattern in place of the five-way intersection in downtown Dallas. Some students at Misericordia may be just hearing about the roundabout project now, but in reality the project has been a long time coming, according... Read more »

Professor Rating Site Losing

Rate My Professor

Brittany Hayes, Reporter
March 4, 2014

Students research a number of things when they choose a semester’s worth of classes, what each class is about, how many tests and papers are involved and the course schedule, but they may make selections based upon a more personal criterion: who is teaching it. Rate My Professor is a once popular... Read more »

Women’s Rights Not A Long Enough Way Baby

Taryn Talacka, Reporter
March 4, 2014

Women’s history month marks a time for reflection on how far women have come and how much farther they still need to go to achieve full equality. History professor Dr. Allan Austin said changing cultural attitudes is the key to a society in which women receive equal treatment and opportunity. He... Read more »

Student Loans Take Costly Turn

Brittany Hayes, Reporter
February 18, 2014

Changes to student loan terms coupled with a nasty post-recession economy are causing many students to have more trouble paying tuition bills. Students across the U.S. have encountered problems obtaining Parent Plus loans since changes were made to the system in 2011. Students who had received deni-... Read more »

Education Conference Comes to Campus

Melanie Quintanilla, Reporter
February 18, 2014

For the first time, Misericordia will host the Pennsylvania State Education Association for Students regional conference. This professional development workshop on Saturday, Feb. 22 will focus on topics relevant to students majoring in education such as learning styles, classroom technology and the... Read more »

Roundabout To Benefit Pedestrians

Roundabout

Ellen Hoffman, Editor-in-Chief
February 18, 2014

State officials say a planned roundabout in downtown Dallas will make travel easier for pedestrians and people with disabilities. “I think the roundabout could be potentially confusing for students at first, especially the students who have been attending Misericordia for a few years,” said Liana... Read more »

Safety First With Ice Removal

Salt

Nicole Battista, Reporter
February 18, 2014

That white stuff everyone is tracking indoors on shoes and boots isn’t residue from rock salt – it’s calcium flakes and students are complaining about the mess while officials say it’s safer than the material it replaced. Third year pre-DPT students Alexa Plevyak and Julianne Munda said... Read more »