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New changes to Waldron entrances and traffic flow

Chloe Forbes, Editor-in-Chief

July 29, 2020

As Gannon University prepares for incoming students, there are new changes to Waldron Campus Center. To align with COVID-19 guidelines, Waldron will feature one-way traffic to help with capacity levels. There will be three entrances to Waldron: The west doors near the Wright Room, the Sixth Street...

Gannon announces $2 million partnership with Erie Insurance

A mock up drawing of the Idea Lab to be built in the new I-HACK center.

July 23, 2020

Gannon University announced on Tuesday, July 21, that it will partner with Erie Insurance to support the continued construction of the Institute for Health and Cyber Knowledge (I-HACK). Erie Insurance pledged $1 million specifically toward the building’s third level, known as The Hatchery. Within...

Gannon fall sports suspended

July 17, 2020

The Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) announced this week that it would suspend all fall conference athletic events and championships in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.   In a Tuesday decision by the PSAC’s Board of Directors, it was also announced that both the PSAC and Gannon...

Doctor of Nursing Practice program receives accreditation

Doctor of Nursing Practice program receives accreditation

June 17, 2020

Gannon University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program received accreditation status on June 16 by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, marking the accreditation of all programs within the Villa Maria School of Nursing. The program is an online immersion experience that is offered...

Gannon announces reformed semester schedule

June 10, 2020

Gannon University announced Wednesday that fall semester classes for the 2020-2021 academic year will begin Monday, Aug. 10, and will conclude in time for the Thanksgiving break.   Doug Oathout, Gannon’s chief marketing and communications officer, said in an email that both the Erie and...

Gannon community struck with coronavirus

Gannon community struck with coronavirus

April 20, 2020

Two members of the Gannon University community who tested positive for COVID-19 are reported to have recovered and are in good health, a university spokesman said Monday. In an email sent on April 9, the university revealed the positive diagnoses and said that one of the cases involved a student at...

Second Harvest provides food security amid COVID-19 crisis

Second Harvest provides food security amid COVID-19 crisis

April 11, 2020

While COVID-19 has shuttered businesses across the state, nonprofit relief organizations are as busy as ever. As the only food bank in Northwestern Pennsylvania, Second Harvest supplies items to soup kitchens, food pantries and homeless shelters across the region. These lifelines have become even...

Gannon announces credit, work-study assistance

Gannon announces credit, work-study assistance

April 6, 2020

Gannon University announced in an email Wednesday that it has begun the process of distributing nonrefundable credits to student accounts. The nonrefundable credits will go to students who were receiving a credit for their room and board for the 2020 spring semester. The credit is intended to assist...

Commencement moved to Homecoming Weekend

Commencement moved to Homecoming Weekend

April 3, 2020

Gannon announced Tuesday that commencement, originally scheduled for May 9, will now take place Oct. 4 in conjunction with Homecoming Weekend. The postponement of the highly anticipated ceremony is the latest in a string of university-wide cancellations related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Doug Oathout,...

Gannon adopts pass-fail option for Spring 2020 undergraduate courses

Gannon adopts pass-fail option for Spring 2020 undergraduate courses

April 3, 2020

Gannon University students now have the option of taking a number of spring semester undergraduate courses on a pass/fail basis. The option, unveiled March 27, came after classes began remote delivery on March 23 amid concerns about the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Pass/fail will be an option for...

Gannon cancels TRAVEL, ABST trips

Gannon cancels TRAVEL, ABST trips

March 30, 2020

In light of COVID-19 forcing travel restrictions and international border closings, Gannon University announced last week that all May and summer GIFT, ABST and T.R.A.V.E.L. trips were canceled. Doug Oathout, Gannon’s chief marketing & communications officer, said via email that an exception...

Nursing majors face clinical hardships

Nursing majors face clinical hardships

March 26, 2020

The announcement came March 13 that Gannon University would be switching to remote education for the rest of the semester. Some students were still expected to remain on campus for their majors, primarily nursing majors. The school’s nursing students were still to attend clinicals. This changed, though,...

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