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

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.

Shippensburg community to form 'human chain' across town

When strife rears its head, communities must stand hand-in-hand to face it. Members of the Shippensburg community will do just that this Sunday in the face of the recent troubles that have afflicted the town. When Shippensburg resident Chad Craig heard about the overdose of a young man in town in May, amid recent issues of bigotry at Shippensburg University and the homicide related to drugs near High Street, he decided something needed to be done.

Former SU student charged with criminal homicide, another banned from campus

Pennsylvania State Police charged a former Shippensburg University student with homicide in the Oct. 6 shooting near High Street that left one man dead and another injured. Police filed the charges against Clayton S. Wilson, 20, of Philadelphia, in the shooting death of Shakur Richard Myers, 21, also of Philadelphia. Police said Myers was found dead beside a vehicle on Rotz Avenue, an alley behind High Street, after the 7:55 p.m. shooting.

SU's Homecoming race begins to wrap up, events kick off for students

Members of the 2019 Shippensburg Homecoming Court continue their campaign for the spots of royalty. Homecoming court is decided by four different categories: Voting by the student body, an interview panel, fundraising and community service. Each of the candidates is attempting to reach a $1000 fundraising goal and are doing community service both on campus and off. Elizabeth Yoder, who is the homecoming royalty coordinator, is excited for everything the candidates are doing.

Shots fired near campus; Pennsylvania State Police, SUPD on scene

Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a shooting that occurred Sunday night near campus that left one man dead and sent another to the hospital in critical condition. Lt. Mark A. Magyar, state police Criminal Investigation Section commander, said at a press conference shortly after 11 p.m. that state police responded about 8:15 p.m. to 217 High St. in Shippensburg “for a shots fired call.”

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.”
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