RMU in the News

A monthly selection of media coverage of Robert Morris University during the previous month.

December 2018

The Lynne Hayes-Freeland Show featured the RMU chapter of the National Council of Negro Women:

https://www.post-gazette.com/ae/movies/2018/12/04/Robert-Morris-faculty-to-teach-remaining-Pittsburgh-Filmmakers-courses/stories/201812040107

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette published a story about RMU teaching the remaining Pittsburgh Filmmakers courses:

https://www.post-gazette.com/ae/movies/2018/12/04/Robert-Morris-faculty-to-teach-remaining-Pittsburgh-Filmmakers-courses/stories/201812040107

WESA included RMU in a story about universities that received state grants to develop teacher residency programs:

https://www.wesa.fm/post/how-local-universities-are-working-retain-more-teachers-amidst-statewide-shortage#stream/0

The Tribune-Review once again tapped health care economist Stephen Foreman for an article about the UPMC-Highmark split:

https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14437771-74/fallout-over-upmc-highmark-split-rankles-patients-forced-to-choose-sides-confront-prepay

The Post-Gazette mentioned RMU in a story about combined heat and power plants:

https://www.post-gazette.com/business/powersource/2018/12/26/Pa-regulators-weigh-in-on-the-gas-vs-electric-debate/stories/201812220031

Athletics

Men's Basketball

Despite Massive Comeback Attempt, Robert Morris Loses in Final Seconds To Siena, 74-71:

https://www.post-gazette.com/sports/rmu/2018/12/08/Robert-Morris-basketball-loses-in-final-seconds-to-Siena-74-71/stories/201812080062

Women's Basketball

Fantastic 4: RMU Freshman Posset Hopes To Live Up To Legacy Of Her Predecessor:

https://triblive.com/sports/college/district/14424699-74/fantastic-4-rmu-freshman-posset-hopes-to-live-up-to-legacy-of

Men's Hockey

Colonials Return Home To Face Crusaders:

http://burghhockey.com/colonials-preview/

Marotte Comes Up Huge In 2-0 Victory:

http://burghhockey.com/marotte-comes-huge-2-0-victory/

Laffin's Helps Push Crusaders Past Colonials:

http://burghhockey.com/laffins-helps-push-crusaders-past-colonials/

Ten Years Later, Colonial Roots Remain For Ryan Cruthers:

http://burghhockey.com/colonial-roots-remain-ryan-cruthers/

Women's Hockey

Colonials Defeat Nittany Lions, 3-2:

http://burghhockey.com/colonials-defeat-lions-3-2/

Thumbs Up! Anissa Gamble Making A Difference For Diabetics:

http://burghhockey.com/thumbs-up-anissa-gamble-diabetics/

Colonials Captain LaGue Taken In NWHL Draft:

https://www.dkpittsburghsports.com/2018/12/20/nwhl-draft-lague-robert-morris/

 

Archived Editions

November 2018

President Howard co-authored this op-ed with Ron Crutcher, president of the University of Richmond, about the importance of mentoring in cultivating the next generation of higher education leadership:

https://diverseeducation.com/article/132826/

WPXI-TV broadcast a story about RMU’s “Passport Caravan.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUQt0UAJBdk&feature=youtu.be

The Pittsburgh Business Times included RMU in this article about the Energy Innovation Center:

https://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/news/2018/11/29/energy-innovation-center-finds-wide-niche-gains.html?ana=RSS&s=article_search

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette tapped RMU economist Pat Litzinger for this story about the incentives offered by the region in its failed bid to lure Amazon’s H2Q:

https://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2018/11/21/Region-s-bid-for-Amazon-s-HQ2-may-have-been-the-biggest-of-them-all/stories/201811210083

Athletics

Men's Basketball

Colonials' Toole Seeks Leadership, Steadiness:
https://www.dkpittsburghsports.com/2018/11/02/robert-morris-season-preview/

Depth, Experience Could Make Robert Morris Men Contender:
https://triblive.com/sports/college/robertmorris/14253125-74/basketball-preview-depth-experience-could-make-robert-morris-men-contender

RMU's Josh Williams Ties NCAA Record For 3-Pointers In 104-57 Victory:
https://www.post-gazette.com/sports/rmu/2018/11/14/Josh-Williams-ties-NCAA-record-with-15-3-pointers-in-104-57-win/stories/201811140186

RMU's Williams Ties NCAA 3-Point Record:
https://www.dkpittsburghsports.com/2018/11/14/williams-ncaa-3-point-record/

19-0 Run Propels Robert Morris To Victory Over Youngstown State:
https://www.post-gazette.com/sports/rmu/2018/11/28/With-a-19-0-run-Robert-Morris-propels-itself-to-victory-against-Youngstown-State/stories/201811280203

Women's Basketball

Robert Morris' Dashiell, Adams Overcome Odds:
https://www.dkpittsburghsports.com/2018/11/05/dashiell-adams-injuries-rmu/

Robert Morris Aiming For Top Of NEC Again:
https://triblive.com/sports/college/robertmorris/14249525-74/womens-basketball-preview-robert-morris-aiming-for-top-of-nec-again

Isabella Posset Has Fit Right In At Robert Morris:
http://www.timesonline.com/sports/20181114/on-campus-isabella-posset-has-fit-right-in-at-robert-morris

Men's Hockey

Veterans Shine As Robert Morris Defeats Niagara:
http://burghhockey.com/robert-morris-soars-past-niagara/

Purple Eagles Down Colonials, 4-2, On Saturday:
http://burghhockey.com/rmu-nu-recap/

Colonials Set To Tangle With Eighth-Ranked Nittany Lions:
http://burghhockey.com/colonials-set-tangle-eighth-ranked-nittany-lions/

Wild One: Penn State Defeats Robert Morris, 11-6:
http://burghhockey.com/five-goal-second-period-propels-lions-past-colonials/

Colonials Ready For Red Hot Lakers:
http://burghhockey.com/colonials-ready-red-hot-lakers/

Colonials Top Lakers, 3-1, To Open Weekend Series:
http://burghhockey.com/colonials-top-lakers-3-1-open-weekend-series/

Women's Hockey

Red Flag: Colgate Stops Colonials Comeback:
http://burghhockey.com/red-flag-colgate-stops-colonials-comeback/

Even Up: Robert Morris and Colgate Tie, 2-2:
http://burghhockey.com/even-robert-morris-colgate-tie-2-2/

RMU Secures A Tie:
http://burghhockey.com/rmu-women-comeback-secure-tie/

Curlett Nets Two As RMU Ties Cornell:
http://burghhockey.com/curlett-nets-two-rmu-ties-cornell/

October 2018

The Pittsburgh Business Times highlighted RMU’s role in forming the Airport Area Corporate Partnership:

https://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/news/2018/10/03/group-launches-airport-area-corporate-partnership.html

WPXI featured RMU in a story about the Miracle Field being built in Moon:

https://www.wpxi.com/entertainment/see-and-be-seen/construction-of-the-miracle-league-field-near-pittsburgh-begins/859197386

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette covered James Comey’s lecture at the RMU Pittsburgh Speakers Series:

http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-local/2018/10/03/James-Comey-drags-Trump-talks-Kavanaugh-investigation-during-lecture-at-Heinz-Hall/stories/201810030240

The Post-Gazette called on Peggy Outon at the RMU Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management for a story about sexual harassment at the Matress Factory:

http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/art-architecture/2018/10/01/Mattress-Factory-Arts-administrators-Pittsburgh-gaps-in-training-HR-nonprofits/stories/201809280135

Fox News tapped Soren Fanning for a story about the impact of a possible steelworkers strike on the mid-term elections:

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/looming-steelworker-strike-could-impact-midterm-elections

Steve Foreman remains the go-to expert for stories about health care and health insurance in the Pittsburgh region:

https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14140626-74/health-insurance-expert-calls-upmc-prepay-mandate-harsh

RMU and the School of Engineering, Mathematics and Science made its way into a story about the Magee-Women’s Research Institute Summit:

https://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/news/2018/10/09/magee-summit-kicks-off-with-glimpse-of-r-d.html

Athletics

Football

With Huge Game, Terence Stephens Creates High Expectations at Robert Morris:

http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/rmu/2018/10/24/robert-morris-football-west-allegheny-bowling-green-terence-stephens/stories/201810260005

Men's Hockey

Brandon Watt Prepared To Captain Young RMU Squad:

http://burghhockey.com/watt-prepared-captain-rmu/

Young Colonials Face Tough Early Season Text:

http://burghhockey.com/young-colonials-face-tough-early-season-test/

RMU Knocks Off No. 20 Bowling Green To Open Season:

http://burghhockey.com/upperclassmen-shine-colonials-defeat-falcons/

RMU Opens Conference Play With Tough Army Squad:

http://burghhockey.com/colonials-set-battle-black-knights/

RMU Ties Army With Tonge's Third Period Tally:

http://burghhockey.com/tonges-third-period-tally-pulls-colonials-tie/

Former RMU Defensemen John Rey Excited To See Where Officiating Hockey Takes Him:

http://burghhockey.com/john-rey-excited-officiating-hockey/

Army Surge Topples Colonials:

http://burghhockey.com/black-knight-surge-topples-colonials/

Colonials Look For Stronger Effort Against Tigers:

http://burghhockey.com/colonials-look-stronger-effort-tigers/

Podcast: Robert Morris Goalie Francis Marotte On Team's Start To Season:

https://triblive.com/sports/columnists/timbenz/breakfastwithbenz/14216175-74/podcast-robert-morris-goalie-francis-marotte-on-teams-start-to-season

RMU Shuts Down RIT In Strong 60-Minute Effort:

http://burghhockey.com/rmu-shuts-down-rit-in-strong-60-minute-effort/

Valenzuela's OT Goal Lifts RMU Over RMU:

http://burghhockey.com/valenzuelas-ot-goal-lifts-rit-rmu/

Women's Hockey

Engineers Solve Colonials, 1-0:

http://burghhockey.com/engineers-solve-colonials-1-0-friday/

Robert Morris Comes Alive, Earns Split With RPI:

http://burghhockey.com/colonials-come-alive-earn-split-engineers/

RMU Responds, Defeats Mercyhurst, 5-1:

http://burghhockey.com/colonials-respond-defeat-lakers-5-1-saturday/

RMU Can't Solve Lindenwood, DeBruyn in 2-2 Draw:

http://burghhockey.com/rmu-cant-solve-lindenwood-debruyn-2-2-draw/

September 2018

Coverage continued for the Public Price Match Plus scholarship program:

John Tucci…the man, the myth, the legend:

RMU garnered headlines for its partnership with the SEAL Future Fund:

RMU’s generosity in helping a Nepalese student jilted by a Texas university once again merited a mention in the Chronicle of Higher Education:

RMU’s annual commemoration of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks made the news:

The UPMC Events Center is making news and it isn’t even open yet:

RMU made its way into this story about the Shell cracker plant:

Athletics

Men's Basketball

Robert Morris Adds Point Guard Dante Treacy To 2018-19 Roster:

http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/rmu/2018/09/06/Robert-Morris-men-s-basketball-adds-point-guard-Dante-Treacy-to-2018-19-roster/stories/201809060213

Robert Morris Expects Big Things From Transfer Guard Josh Williams:

http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/rmu/2018/09/10/robert-morris-basketball-josh-williams-transfer-akron-st-vincent-st-mary/stories/201809100012

Mike Iuzzolino: Win The Day:

http://www.resilientworker.net/mike-iuzzolino-win-the-day/

Robert Morris Bringing Men's Basketball Games Back To Campus:

http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/rmu/2018/09/26/robert-morris-basketball-north-athletic-complex-upmc-events-center/stories/201809250071

 

Men's Hockey

First Call: Robert Morris Product Brady Ferguson Rising In Maple Leafs Organization:

https://triblive.com/sports/columnists/timbenz/breakfastwithbenz/14118740-74/first-call-robert-morris-product-brady-ferguson-rising-in-maple-leafs-organization

 

Women's Hockey

'A Dream Come True' - Howard, Gebhard, Welsh Skate for Team Canada:

http://burghhockey.com/howard-gebhard-welsh-team-canada/

Co-Captain Amber Rennie Excited to Help Lead the Colonials:

http://burghhockey.com/co-captain-rennie-lead-colonials/

RMU Drops Opener To St. Lawrence, 2-0:

http://burghhockey.com/rmu-drops-opener-st-lawrence-2-0/

Colonials Down Saints, 3-2, in Overtime:

http://burghhockey.com/colonials-saints-3-2-overtime/

August 2018

The Public Price Match Plus initiative garnered plenty of buzz:

http://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2018/08/27/Robert-Morris-University-RMU-tuition-college-cost-Pitt-Penn-State-scholarship/stories/201808270064

https://tinyurl.com/yachsdsv

https://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/news/2018/08/27/rmu-launches-scholarship-programto-beat-pitt-penn.html

http://www.timesonline.com/news/20180827/new-program-lowers-rmu-tuition-below-state-related-universities

https://www.forbes.com/sites/joshmoody/2018/08/29/two-new-price-matching-programs-rolled-out-at-private-colleges/#7d1888f71c8b

Pittsburgh Magazine and the Pittsburgh Business Times featured President Howard:

https://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/news/2018/08/16/the-highest-office-of-highered-chris-howard-of.html

http://www.pittsburghmagazine.com/Pittsburgh-Magazine/September-2018/Taking-the-Helm-Meet-Pittsburghs-Newest-College-Leaders/

RMU’s agreement with OVG to manage the UPMC Events Center caught some attention in the trade press:

https://www.billboard.com/articles/business/8472816/tim-leiweke-ovg-facilities-pittsburgh-arena-upmc

http://celebrityaccess.com/2018/08/29/ovg-facilities-to-manage-upmc-events-center-at-robert-morris-university/

http://www.venuesnow.com/news/detail/robert-morris

https://tinyurl.com/yc9kux8s

Athletics

Football

Ricky Guss Is Heading To Robert Morris
http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/rmu/2018/08/13/ricky-guss-transfer-robert-morris-football-quaker-valley/stories/201808130137

Clark Stressing Competition in Year 1 With Robert Morris 
http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/rmu/2018/08/17/robert-morris-football-bernard-clark-northeast-conference-2018/stories/201808170070

Men's Basketball

Insider Access: RMU Head Coach Andy Toole 
https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/06/29/insider-access-rmu-head-coach-andy-toole/

Colonials Headed to Ireland For Foreign Tour 
https://www.dkpittsburghsports.com/2018/08/02/robert-morris-ireland/

Robert Morris Excited For First International Tour 
http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/rmu/2018/08/06/robert-morris-basketball-foreign-tour-ireland-andy-toole-matty-mcconnell/stories/201808060145

RMU Opens Ireland Tour With Victory 
https://rmucolonials.com/news/2018/8/9/mens-basketball-rmu-opens-ireland-tour-with-victory.aspx

Colonials Surge Past Moycullen, 104-69 
https://rmucolonials.com/news/2018/8/12/mens-basketball-colonials-surge-past-moycullen-104-69.aspx

Foreign Tour To Ireland Concludes With Win 
https://rmucolonials.com/news/2018/8/12/mens-basketball-colonials-surge-past-moycullen-104-69.aspx

Men's Soccer

RMU's Reggae Boyz Reunite in USL Showdown
https://rmucolonials.com/news/2018/6/27/mens-soccer-rmus-reggae-boyz-reunite-in-usl-showdown.aspx

Riverhounds SC is 'Locked In." Neco Brett Has Been A Key 
http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/soccer/2018/07/12/pittsburgh-riverhounds-sc-robert-morris-soccer-neco-brett/stories/201807120184

Women's Soccer

Chemistry Comes From Fun For Colonials' Duo 
https://www.dkpittsburghsports.com/2018/06/20/chemistry-robert-morris-soccer/

Men's Ice Hockey

Robert Morris Celebrating 15 Years On Ice 
https://www.dkpittsburghsports.com/2018/07/20/rmu-hockey-schooley/

Women's Hockey

Three Colonials Taken In CWHL Draft 
https://www.dkpittsburghsports.com/2018/08/26/robert-morris-cwhl-draft/

June/July 2018

President Howard published this op-ed in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette contrasting RMU and Harvard, and extolling the variety of educational institutions:

http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/Op-Ed/2018/06/08/We-need-all-types-of-colleges-and-universities/stories/201806010042

The New Pittsburgh Courier covered President Howard’s talk at the African American Chamber of Commerce:

https://newpittsburghcourieronline.com/2018/06/24/rmus-christopher-howard-promotes-partnership-at-powerbreakfast/

John Clark discussed the Kennywood/Steelers deal:

https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/13889183-74/steelers-kennywood-deal-mutually-beneficial-to-western-pennsylvania-icons

Steve Foreman weighed in on the UPMC/Highmark divorce:

http://www.post-gazette.com/business/healthcare-business/2018/07/05/UPMC-Highmark-Allegheny-Health-Network-consent-decrees-2019-expiration/stories/201807030005

The Post-Gazette quoted Yasmin Purohit in a story about the ailing Art Institutes:

https://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/news/2018/06/11/upmc-workpartners-expanding-workplace-wellness.html

Peggy and the RMU Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management was also front and center in this Nonprofit Quarterly article:

https://nonprofitquarterly.org/2018/07/31/will-pittsburgh-nonprofits-move-away-from-overwhelmingly-white-leadership/

PublicSource called on Peggy Outon to discuss the lack of diversity among the leadership of local nonprofits:

https://www.publicsource.org/why-are-the-leadership-ranks-of-pa-nonprofits-so-white-and-how-could-they-be-more-diverse/

The Business Times included RMU in a story about UPMC’s workplace wellness programs:

https://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/news/2018/06/11/upmc-workpartners-expanding-workplace-wellness.html

Black Enterprise featured President Howard for receiving the Harvard Business School Alumni Achievement Award:

http://www.blackenterprise.com/african-americans-receive-prestigious-harvard-business-school-award/

RMU was one of several institutions to receive a state grant for teacher education residency programs:

https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/13860447-74/grant-to-support-teacher-training-residencies

A few media outlets published stories about the Cyber Camp hosted by Pitt and RMU:

https://triblive.com/news/education/career/13736242-74/cybersecurity-summer-camp-at-pitt-cyber-grows-sells-out https://newpittsburghcourieronline.com/2018/07/19/pitt-launches-second-annual-cybercamp-for-area-students/

The Pittsburgh Business Times published a story about how RMU and CCBC are preparing students for careers in cyber security:

https://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/news/2018/07/16/ccbc-prepares-students-to-fill-cybersecurity.html

President Howard was front and center in an Inside Higher Ed article about presidents who left liberal arts schools for places like RMU:

https://tinyurl.com/y76e77xa

WTAE got a sneak peek of the UPMC Events Center with head men’s basketball coach Andy Toole:

http://www.wtae.com/article/inside-rmu-basketball-s-new-home/22488770