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Check out some of my personal favorite stories. Publications include The Slate, Shippensburg University Magazine, the Shippensburg News-Chronicle and the Carlisle Sentinel.

Shippensburg University to delay students' return to classes a week, prepare for coronavirus to affect course instruction

Shippensburg University will extend its spring break an additional week in the wake of the spread of the coronavirus in Pennsylvania and elsewhere in the country. Classes will resume as normal on March 23, according to an email to the campus community from SU President Laurie Carter. However, the university is actively monitoring the situation and further changes may occur. Students must obtain permission from the university to return to on-campus housing before March 22 at 1 p.m. for their ca

Water main break shuts down services at Ceddia Union Building, closes part of road on campus

A water main break outside Shippensburg University’s Ceddia Union Building (CUB) early Saturday forced officials to turn off water for a few hours. The leak affected the water supply to the CUB’s bathrooms, water fountains and dining services. Maintenance workers shut off the water at noon and turned it back on after they located and fixed the break. Water spilled from an unknown source beneath Cumberland Drive near Franklin Drive, which was closed while a maintenance crew located and repaired

After delays, Stewart Hall project completes within projected budget

The Shippensburg University Stewart Hall renovation project is finally finished after changes in construction needs pushed its completion back two months. The project totaled $5 million at no cost to students, according to Scott Barton, senior vice president of administration and finance at SU. The SU Foundation raised $1.5 million for the project, while the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund covered the remaining $3.5 million. The conservation fund was established in 1993 to all

Community unites against recent hate, strife, violence

Members of the Shippensburg community gathered on King Street Sunday just before the Veteran’s Day Parade to unite as a town against the recent troubles they have faced. First, a young man overdosed on heroin in May. Then in September a number of students were banned from Shippensburg University’s campus and charged with ethnic intimidation after they shouted the N-word at black students. After that, a drug-related homicide near High Street rocked the community.

Police search for SU students

Police are looking for two Shippensburg University students who they believe were involved in the Sunday night shooting in Shippensburg Township that left one man dead and another in critical condition. Police identified the students as Quentin Eric Furlow Jr., 20, and Clayton Steve Wilson, 20, both of Philadelphia, as persons of interest. At a Monday afternoon press conference, police said Furlow and Wilson are considered to be “armed and dangerous.”

Breaking: Bomb threat fails to close SASD schools

However, an official said in an email to parents that the district’s schools will operate on their normal schedules. Chris Suppo, superintendent of schools at Shippensburg Area School District, announced in an email sent out to parents of students at 9:15 p.m. on Sept. 10 that “local law enforcement was engaged immediately to work with the administration to assess the threat and assist in developing a plan to ensure student safety.”
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