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The Student News Site of Gannon University since 1947


The Student News Site of Gannon University since 1947


Changes on Campus for Fall 2023

Erie Pa, –The Fall 2023 semester brings with it a new look for parts of Gannon’s campus and the observation of new “green” initiatives.  

Fall semester is in full swing with students and professors off and running. Changes become more obvious the more time is spent on campus.  

One such renovation is the bookstore with its new style and student friendly atmosphere. A bit of reorganization has done wonders for the space as students navigate Gannon gear, and course materials with ease. 

IHACK is finishing up final touches on the Center for Manufacturing and Technology. The center will have additive manufacturing also known as 3D printing, metal fabrication, wood working, and electronics assembly available for students. 

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Along with these renovations comes the updated Gitnik Manse Building with a new welcome center for students. Admissions for both undergraduate and graduate students are all under one roof. The renovations include a repurposed lobby and reception area on the first floor.  

Another face-lift to campus would be Finegan Hall’s updated lobby area.  

In the coming months, more renovations are sure to come. Upcoming renovations will begin for the Highmark Events Center at the end of December. Basketball teams through the renovations will be held at Cathedral Prep’s Hagerty Family Events Center through construction in 2024.  

Smaller changes include Gannon’s efforts for a more environmentally conscious campus. Some steps that have been taken thanks in part to the influence of SGA include the lack of plastic materials such as paper bags being used at Doc’s Landing and the to-go container policy.  

Another method of going green would be the new to-go container deposits for the cafeteria. Students pay a one-time fee for a to-go container. At the end of the semester students can reclaim their deposit for the return of the container. 

With a new look and more environmentally friendly options on campus the Gannon Community is doing its part for the greater Erie area and beyond. 

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Jillian Wells
Jillian Wells, News Editor
Hello, this year's News editor for the 2023 academic school year is Jillian Wells. She has written for the Gannon Knight as a staff writer periodically for the last two years and is looking forward to adding a third as an editor. She is also a co-editor for Gannon’s Literary Art Magazine the Totem, and a member of the English Honors Society Sigma Tau Delta. She is an easy-going person and tends to open up the more you get to know her. A good book and a cup of tea (or coffee) are all she needs for a free afternoon, and she is most definitely a dog (and cat) person. Jillian says that The Knight is a way for students and faculty to stay connected to the happenings around campus and to be a part of that is a great privilege. She hopes to do the best by you all.

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