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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

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

FEBRUARY 2016

KDKA-TV produced a story about President Chris Howard:

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2016/02/16/black-history-month-rmus-first-african-american-president/

Inc. Magazine published a column about President Howard's leadership philosophy:

http://www.inc.com/kevin-daum/this-highly-decorated-university-president-shares-the-8-attributes-of-great-lead.html

The Pittsburgh Business Times took note of President Howard's first day in office:

http://tinyurl.com/j6bvvay

(KDKA-AM did a live interview with Dr. Howard, but we do not yet have a clip to share.)

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and WPXI-TV reported on the work that RMU students and Letrell Crittenden, assistant professor of communication, did to help the Black Empowerment Project develop a mobile-friendly web site to promote job opportunities and job training:

http://triblive.com/news/allegheny/10057532-74/opportunities-violence-pep

http://tinyurl.com/j23tpgf

The Girls and Women in Sport Symposium drew coverage in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

http://tinyurl.com/hhygpwy

RMU's Black History Month activities garnered some publicity this year:

http://tinyurl.com/grgdhh3

http://www.nextpittsburgh.com/events/black-history-101-mobile-museum/

http://triblive.com/aande/moreaande/9945310-74/feb-history-black

The Trib took note of RMU's participation in a dyslexia support program:

http://triblive.com/news/neighborhoods/sewickley/9942218-74/laughlin-dyslexia-program

Political scientist Phil Harold was quoted in this Post-Gazette story about unusual presidential candidates:

http://tinyurl.com/zxt9rga

The Pittsburgh Business Times and Beaver County Times published news that the RMU Board of Trustees has elected Richard Harshman '78 the board's chair:

http://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/blog/morning-edition/2016/02/ati-ceo-named-board-chair-at-robert-morris.html

http://tinyurl.com/hp824h4

The Trib quoted health care economist Steve Foreman in this story about comeptition between UPMC and Highmark health insurance:

http://tinyurl.com/j48f8up

The success of skaters at the RMU Island Sports Center brought some well-earned media attention:

http://triblive.com/sports/otherlocal/9949224-74/devereaux-skating-maxwell

http://tinyurl.com/j76hv3q

A Beaver County Times story about preventing sexual assault included RMU's efforts:

http://tinyurl.com/zb2klgl

The Beaver County Times also published a story about an RMU poll that measured respondents' thoughts on the Pope and Donald Trump:

http://tinyurl.com/j48f8up

The American Lawyer tapped the expertise of Peggy Outon at the Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management for this article about the American Bar Association:

http://tinyurl.com/gu2c6jo

Athletics

Men's Basketball

Colonials Tate Will Sit Out Rest of Season (2/2/16):
http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/rmu/2016/02/02/Colonials-Tate-will-sit-out-the-rest-of-season/stories/201602020185

Robert Morris' Tate Working Toward Next Season (2/4/16):
http://www.timesonline.com/sports/college/basketball/robert-morris-tate-working-toward-next-season/article_9e090014-c9fc-11e5-8f48-9bf5f8fa67ab.html

'Ant Pugh Camp' At Robert Morris Pays Dividends For Junior Stewart (2/4/16):
http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/rmu/2016/02/04/Robert-Morris-Kavon-Stewart-gets-coaching-lessons-from-walk-on-Anthony-Pugh/stories/201602040013  

Robert Morris Loses Its Third In A Row (2/4/16):
http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/rmu/2016/02/04/Robert-Morris-loses-its-third-in-a-row-65-60/stories/201602040236 

Robert Morris Loses To Last-Place CCSU (2/4/16):
http://triblive.com/sports/college/robertmorris/9918468-74/half-points-game 

Robert Morris Continues Losing Streak In Home Loss to Central Connecticut (2/4/16):
http://www.timesonline.com/sports/college/basketball/robert-morris-continues-losing-streak-in-home-loss-to-central/article_6c2e01da-cba4-11e5-b745-d38c643bc7cd.html 

Robert Morris Defeats Bryant, 89-71 (2/6/16):
http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/2016/02/06/Robert-Morris-defeats-Bryant-89-71/stories/201602060128 

Robert Morris Beats Bryant To End Three-Game Losing Streak (2/6/16):
http://triblive.com/sports/college/robertmorris/9919186-74/game-0-0-bryant 

Robert Morris Back On Course After Win Over Bryant (2/6/16):
http://www.timesonline.com/sports/college/basketball/robert-morris-back-on-course-after-win-over-bryant/article_bf439e42-cd2b-11e5-bbbd-1f1563cbbbdb.html 

Robert Morris Trying To Salvage Season (2/10/16):
http://triblive.com/sports/college/robertmorris/9932194-74/season-morris-robert 

Win Or Lose, Robert Morris Players Always Put Best Foot Forward (2/11/16):
http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/rmu/2016/02/11/Win-or-lose-Robert-Morris-players-always-put-best-feet-forward/stories/201602110075 

Robert Morris Loses To Saint Francis U., 68-57 (2/11/16):
http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/rmu/2016/02/11/Robert-Morris-loses-to-Saint-Francis-Pa-68-57/stories/201602110208 

Second-Half Surge Carries Saint Francis U. Past Robert Morris (2/11/16):
http://triblive.com/sports/college/robertmorris/9920337-74/francis-resistance-toole

Mental Lapses Plague Robert Morris In Loss to Saint Francis U. (2/11/16):
http://www.timesonline.com/sports/college/basketball/mental-lapses-plague-robert-morris-basketball-in-loss-to-st/article_c332eb06-d11e-11e5-b361-1b8f28f38213.html

Amid Trying Season, Toole Remains Confident In Program's Direction (2/17/16):
http://triblive.com/sports/college/robertmorris/9972448-74/toole-game-practice

Toole Opens Up About Robert Morris Woes (2/17/16):
http://dkpittsburghsports.com/2016/02/17/toole-opens-up-about-robert-morris-woes/

Robert Morris Finishes Strong To Defeat LIU Brooklyn, 74-67 (2/18/16):
http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/rmu/2016/02/18/Robert-Morris-finishes-strong-to-defeat-LIU-Brooklyn-74-67/stories/201602180216

Whitley Scores Career-High 16 to Give RMU Sweep of LIU Brooklyn (2/18/16):
http://triblive.com/sports/college/robertmorris/9972333-74/whitley-colonials-points

Whitley Scores Career-High 16 To Help Robert Morris Clinch Playoff Spot (2/18/16):
http://www.timesonline.com/sports/college/basketball/whitley-scores-career-high-to-help-robert-morris-clinch-playoff/article_b5d40814-d6b4-11e5-a26c-ff57d621a22c.html

Robert Morris Falls to St. Francis Brooklyn (2/20/16):
http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/rmu/2016/02/20/RMU-Robert-Morris-Colonials-falls-to-St-Francis-82-72-game-result-college-basketball/stories/201602200136 

Missed Opportunities, Free Throws Sink Robert Morris Against St. Francis Brooklyn (2/20/16):
http://triblive.com/sports/college/robertmorris/9972564-74/francis-morris-robert 

Defense Falters As RMU Falls To St. Francis Brooklyn (2/20/16):
http://www.timesonline.com/sports/college/basketball/defense-falters-as-robert-morris-falls-to-st-francis-brooklyn/article_44543790-d82b-11e5-9447-976d3f11cba8.html

Love For Son, Basketball Leads Giles To Robert Morris (2/24/16):
http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/rmu/2016/02/24/Love-for-son-basketball-led-Billy-Giles-to-Robert-Morris/stories/201602200011 

Women's Basketball

How Father and Son Have Changed Women's Basketball (2/17/16):
http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaaw/2016/02/16/robert-morris-university-sal-buscaglia/80421026/

Robert Morris Seeks Focused Approach As Postseason Nears (2/20/16):
http://www.timesonline.com/sports/college/basketball/robert-morris-women-seek-focused-approach-as-postseason-nears/article_c301b056-d80b-11e5-9ad3-735afc860fff.html

Robert Morris Clinches Third in Northeast Conference (2/29/16):
http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/rmu/2016/02/29/Robert-Morris-women-clinch-third-place-in-Northeast-Conference/stories/201602290203

Colonials Send Off 'Coach Sal' With Victory (2/29/16):
http://dkpittsburghsports.com/2016/02/29/colonials-send-off-coach-sal-with-win/ 

Men's Hockey 

Where Have All The Goals Gone (2/13/16):
http://dkpittsburghsports.com/2016/02/13/colonials-outmuscled-by-army/ 

Colonials Stay The Course For Late Breakthrough (2/13/16):
http://dkpittsburghsports.com/2016/02/13/colonials-stay-course-for-late-breakthrough/

Women's Hockey

Robert Morris Seniors Share Special Moment (2/20/16):
http://dkpittsburghsports.com/2016/02/20/robert-morris-seniors-share-special-moment/

Colonials' Steadman Balancing Dual Roles (2/22/16):
http://dkpittsburghsports.com/2016/02/22/colonials-steadman-balancing-dual-roles/

Slow Start Stymies Colonials (2/26/16):
http://dkpittsburghsports.com/2016/02/26/slow-start-stymies-robert-morris-women/

Bailey Steps In (2/27/16):
http://dkpittsburghsports.com/2016/02/27/goaltender-bailey-sparks-colonials/

Colonials Roar Back From Loss To Eliminate Lindendwood (2/28/16):
http://dkpittsburghsports.com/2016/02/28/colonials-roll-over-lindenwood-advance-in-tourney/