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

JANUARY 2018

The Pittsburgh Business Times published a detailed story about RMU's new stragtegic plan (subscription required):

https://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/news/2018/01/29/robert-morris-university-outlines-goals-in-its-new.html

Pittsburgh made the short list for Amazon HQ2, and President Howard weighed in (subscription required):

https://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/news/2018/01/18/hq2-were-a-city-that-isnt-standing-still.html

Adding the marketing perspective was Gayle Marco (subscription required):

https://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/news/2018/01/25/parsing-amazon-s-strategy.html

The Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management garnered headlines with its report about poor retirement prospects for employees of nonprofits:

https://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/news/2018/01/26/study-hr-problems-mount-for-pittsburgh-nonprofits.html

https://tinyurl.com/yb922r8s

http://triblive.com/local/regional/13229405-74/nonprofits-unprepared-for-exodus-of-baby-boomers-robert-morris-university-report-warns

https://tinyurl.com/yc2m2oqv

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette told the RMU story of alumnus and trustee Kevin Colbert, the Steelers GM who is receiving a Dapper Dan Award (as is women's ice hockey player Brittany Howard, as you will see under Women's Hockey below:

http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/steelers/2018/01/28/kevin-colbert-steelers-general-manager-bio-dapper-dan-2018/stories/201801280024

The Pittsburgh Business Times included RMU in a story about helping low income K-12 school districts bridge the digital divide (subscription required):

https://tinyurl.com/y8asc2yq

KDKA-TV talked to journalism Professor Anthony Moretti about the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's byline strike:

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2018/01/25/post-gazette-byline-strike/

Political scientist Phil Harold weighed in on the special election coming up in the 18th Congressional distric, speculation that Oprah might run for president, and controversy over President Trump's "stable genius" tweet:

http://triblive.com/local/allegheny/13158079-74/conor-lamb-says-he-wouldnt-support-nancy-pelosi-to-lead-house-democrats

http://triblive.com/politics/politicalheadlines/13158878-74/oprah-is-latest-star-rumored-for-white-house-run-but-does-she

http://triblive.com/politics/politicalheadlines/13162117-74/pennsylvania-congressman-targets-trump-with-stable-genius-bill

Health care economist Steve Foreman commented on the dominance of health care in the local job market and Amazon's possible entry into health care:

http://triblive.com/local/allegheny/13169864-74/health-care-industry-dominates-job-market

http://triblive.com/local/allegheny/13242474-74/amazons-entry-into-health-care-could-ramp-up-competition-in-pittsburgh

Athletics

Men's Basketball

McConnell plays hero as Colonials Prevail In Overtime (1/4/18):

https://www.dkpittsburghsports.com/2018/01/04/mcconnell-plays-hero-as-colonials-prevail-in-overtime/ 

Robert Morirs Pulls Off Win In Back-And-Forth Contest vs. LIU Brooklyn (1/6/18):

http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/rmu/2018/01/06/Robert-Morris-men-s-basketball-shows-fight-in-gutsy-win-over-LIU-Brooklyn/stories/201801060114

Robert Morris Tops LIU Brooklyn, Stays Perfect in NEC (1/6/18):

http://triblive.com/sports/college/robertmorris/13150370-74/robert-morris-men-top-liu-brooklyn-stay-perfect-in-nec

Where Are They Now? Aaron Thomas (1/8/18):

http://rmucolonials.com/news/2018/1/8/mens-basketball-where-are-they-now-aaron-thomas.aspx

Spagnolo Signs NLI With Robert Morris (1/9/18):

http://rmucolonials.com/news/2018/1/9/mens-basketball-spagnolo-signs-nli-with-robert-morris.aspx

Late Rally Falls Short For Robert Morris (1/11/18):

http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/rmu/2018/01/11/Late-rally-falls-short-for-Robert-Morris-suffering-first-conference-loss-to-Saint-Francis/stories/201801110220

Colonials Learning Offense Isn't Everything (1/11/18):

https://www.dkpittsburghsports.com/2018/01/11/colonials-learn-offense-isnt-everything-loss-red-flash/

SFU Snaps RMU's Winning Streak (1/11/18):

http://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2018/01/11/st-francis-u-snaps-rmus-winning-streak/

Shooters Shot, and That's What Matty McConnell Plans To Keep Doing (1/12/18):

http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/rmu/2018/01/12/matty-mcconnell-robert-morris-basketball-shooting-slump-andy-toole-northeast-conference/stories/201801120179

Toole Wants Robert Morris To Adjust It's 'Feast or Famine' Defensive Approach (1/17/18):

http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/rmu/2018/01/17/robert-morris-colonials-defense-andy-toole-northeast-conference-basketball/stories/201801170091

The Only Kenyan In Division I Basketball Plays at Robert Morris (1/22/18):

http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/rmu/2018/01/22/ronnie-gombe-robert-morris-mens-basketball-colonials-kenya-northeast-conference-nec/stories/201801040102

Robert Morris Uses Decisive Run To Defeat Sacred Heart, 64-56 (1/26/18):

http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/rmu/2018/01/26/Robert-Morris-mens-basketball-defeat-Sacred-Heart-64-56/stories/201801260191

Second Half Rally Propels Wagner Past Robert Morris, 77-64 (1/28/18):

http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/rmu/2018/01/28/robert-morris-wagner-basketball-rmu-nec-first-place-northeast-conference-blake-francis-leondre-washington/stories/201801280157

Williams' Shooting and Intellect Have Been A Boon For Robert Morris (1/31/18):

http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/rmu/2018/01/31/jon-williams-robert-morris-basketball-andy-toole-velton-jones/stories/201801310098

Women's Basketball

Ezeigbo's Breakout Season Powering Robert Morris (1/3/18):

http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/rmu/2018/01/03/Nneka-Ezeigbo-Robert-Morris-womens-basketball-charlie-buscaglia/stories/201801030076

Ikematsu Is One Of The Best Shooters In Women's Basketball (1/29/18):

http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/rmu/2018/01/29/honoka-ikematsu-robert-morris-women-s-basketball-northeast-conference-kumamoto-japan/stories/201801190219

Men's Hockey

Playing at PPG Paints Arena Always Special For RMU Members (1/5/18):

http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/rmu/2018/01/05/Robert-Morris-hockey-Luke-Lynch-Alex-Dagnal-Jacob-Coleman/stories/201801050018

Tonge's Two Goals Lift Robert Morris Over Niagara (1/9/18):

http://burghhockey.com/tonges-two-goals-lift-robert-morris-niagara/

RMU Readies For Resurgent Niagara (1/19/18):

http://burghhockey.com/colonial-stretch-run-kicks-off-niagara/

Tonge Heating Up For RMU's Stretch Run (1/19/18):

http://burghhockey.com/tonge-heating-rmus-stretch-run/

Tonge's Overtime Goal Pushes Colonials Past Falcons (1/19/18):

http://burghhockey.com/tonges-overtime-goal-pushes-colonials-past-falcons/

Colonials Earn Split With Falcons In 500th Game (1/20/18):

http://burghhockey.com/colonials-earn-split-falcons-500th-game/

Colonials Embark On Critical Road Test at AIC (1/25/18):

http://burghhockey.com/colonials-embark-critical-road-test-aic/

Women's Hockey

Depth Prevails in RMU's Win Over Syracuse (1/5/18):

http://burghhockey.com/depth-prevails-rmus-win-syracuse/

Colonials Drop Weekend Finale To Orange (1/6/18):

http://burghhockey.com/colonials-drop-weekend-finale-orange/

Curlett Developing Her game at RMU (1/11/18):

http://burghhockey.com/american-emily-curlett-colonial/

Welsh Scores Twice as RMU Ties Penn State (1/26/18):

http://burghhockey.com/welsh-scores-twice-rmu-ties-penn-state/

Gebhart, Power Play Send RMU Over Penn State (1/27/18):

http://burghhockey.com/gebhart-power-play-send-rmu-penn-state/

'Dominant' Brittany Howard's Work Fuels Robert Morris (1/28/18):

http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/rmu/2018/01/28/Dapper-Dan-Brittany-Howard-Robert-Morris-NCAA-CHA-sportswoman-of-the-year/stories/201801250136

A Tradition That Bears Repeating (1/29/18):

http://burghhockey.com/tradition-bears-repeating/

Football

Former Linebacker Kyle Cooper Excited to Build Culture as Assistant Coach (1/24/18):

http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/rmu/2018/01/24/robert-morris-football-kyle-cooper-bernard-clark-joe-walton-northeast-conference/stories/201801230059

RMU Athletic Hall of Fame Features 

A Flair For The Dramatic (1/18/18): http://rmucolonials.com/news/2018/1/17/womens-ice-hockey-a-flair-for-the-dramatic.aspx

The Drive For Perfection (1/19/18): http://rmucolonials.com/news/2018/1/19/volleyball-the-drive-for-perfection.aspx

A True Success Story (1/23/18): http://rmucolonials.com/news/2018/1/23/mens-basketball-a-true-success-story.aspx

The Man In The Middle (1/24/18): http://rmucolonials.com/news/2018/1/24/football-the-man-in-the-middle.aspx

Dreams To Reality (1/26/18): http://rmucolonials.com/news/2018/1/26/mens-ice-hockey-dreams-to-reality.aspx

Tables Turned (1/29/18): http://rmucolonials.com/news/2018/1/29/womens-track-and-field-tables-turned.aspx

The Standard (1/30/18): http://rmucolonials.com/news/2018/1/30/mens-lacrosse-the-standard.aspx

Changing The Culture (1/31/18): http://rmucolonials.com/news/2018/1/31/womens-basketball-changing-the-culture.aspx