News

Purchase students had mixed reactions to this year’s Fall Fest lineup that was announced Oct. 6 in the Stood Cinema. “I made the set list by keeping an ear to […]

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On Sept. 30, 2014 a group of four men who, according to their website YouAreSinners.com, “Work on the behalf of Jesus Christ” found their way onto the Great Lawn to […]

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Sexual Assault Panel (Photo/Angela Jordan).

The only reason the campus was alerted to the alleged sexual assault reported a month ago is because of a Journal News article. “The reason that we put out, and the only reason that we put something out was The Journal News was doing a story about it,” College President Tom Schwarz said at a PSGA Senate meeting on Wed. Sept. 15. “So we felt that it would be better if you hear it from the college than read it in the newspaper.” At a forum on campus safety and sexual violence a day later, UPD Chief Michael Bailey described it as “more coincidence than anything else.” “We knew the Journal News was working on the story,” he said. “It was better for us to notify the community first.” Joseph Bissonnette, senator of the Olde, who attended the meeting with Schwarz, was among the most vocal in questioning the president. “I think that’s the worst part of it all,” Bissonnette said later in an interview. Concerning the Journal News article from Sept. 23, he said, “I think it’s egregious that essentially we’re not supposed to know about things unless it’s going to get out to everyone else. We’re a community here, we should know about these things.” Schwarz explained that,“You have to make the distinction between the Clery Act obligations, in other words, where the college feels there is a risk to other students we have an obligation, obviously, to put something out. “Where we do not believe there is […]

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Video Spotlight




Spotlight

A number of Purchase students feel they are given scarce information and still remain in confusion regarding their college meal plan. The standard meal plan for students living in the […]

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“Yik Yak”, created by Furman University graduates Brooks Buffington and Tyler Droll, has become one of the hottest avenues of social networking all over college campuses. Although it is location […]

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