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Thursday, October 1, 2015

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


The big news last month was that the RMU Board of Trustees named Dr. Christopher Howard the eighth president of Robert Morris University, effective Feb. 1, 2016:

It doesn't get much better than this endorsement by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editorial board:

The Post-Gazette's first-day coverage led off with Dr. Howard's quote from Wayne Gretzky, and WESA's Paul Guggenheimer also picked up on this theme in a great live interview:

Dr. Howard spoke of his responsibility as a mentor and role model as a university president who is also African American:

The Pittsburgh Business Times referred to Dr. Howard as a "Renaissance man":

Other coverage of the president-elect:

In other news...

The Beaver County Times featured nursing Professor Suzan Kardong-Edgren for being named a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing:

Pittsburgh Magazine picked up on this honor, and Dr. Howard's appointment, in its Great Minds newsletter:

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported on RMU's contribution to the "maker space movement" and the university's partnership in the Ohio River Consortium:

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Pittsburgh Business Times published stories about the grant that the Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management at RMU has received from Covestro:

RMU professors were tapped as experts on a range of stories, from cyber security to health insurance, to the Penguins sales, to who should be on the $10 bill, among others:



Robert Morris Hopes To Leave Last Season's Struggles Behind:

Robert Morris Looks For Stability at Quarterback:

Q&A With Cole Blake:

Mix of Depth and Youth Will Improve Robert Morris:

RMU Loses Opener Despite Strong Play From Defense, Special Teams:

RMU Falls to No. 17 Youngstown State in Overtime:

RMU Hopes To Play FBS Opponents In The Future:

Despite 0-2 Start, Colonials Find Reasons For Optimism:

Robert Morris Lands WPIAL Trio:


RMU Picked as Favorite To Win Atlantic Hockey Conference:


Summer Work Pays Off For RMU's Fisher:

Obit: Midge Christine McPhail / Coach Helped Grow RMU Rowing Team: