RMU in the News

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

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/

Archived Editions

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/

 

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