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Somebody call 9-1-1…

17 Sep

Talk to any student at WVU who has placed a call to 9-1-1 for an emergency recently—they will all tell you the wait time to get a response is too long. It’s an emergency after all, and should be treated as such. But has anyone cared to dig deeper into why the wait is so […]

Solid Waste

17 Sep

Monongalia County Commission Meeting September 9th, 2015 “It’s become a situation, I think, that needs to be addressed at a higher level,” Tom Bloom, President of the Commission says in relation to the local Solid Waste Authority not having updated their webpage after repeated attempts by Bloom to make contact.  “…The misinformation is believed to […]

Cock-a-doodle-Do or Don’t?

16 Sep

The chicken crisis causing controversy for the City Council is taking over Morgantown and all its inhabitants. At the Morgantown City Council meeting on Sept. 15, the issue of considering approval of amending article 505 of the general offenses code regulating the keeping of animals and fowl was debated, leaving residents and council members at […]

Is it ok to disclose a victim’s name?

28 Apr

As journalists, our main goal is to put accurate and timely news out to the public. In many cases, the news deals with sensitive subjects. It’s important that the public knows about these issues, but where do we draw the line on what is ethical to include in a story? In 2011, Courtney Clark was […]

Reporting the Facts and Not Playing Favorites

28 Apr

There is many times in every journalist’s career that they will face an ethical dilemma. One branch that seems spared from this often times is a sports reporter. More often than not, their job consists of covering games verbatim and reporting the facts of what happened in the last game. However, ethical dilemmas are not […]

Faculty Senate discusses WVU’s Image in Latest Meeting

10 Feb

by Joseph Lipovich- MORGANTOWN, W.Va.–The Faculty Senate meeting on Feb. 9th 2015 covered many areas that are important to WVU. However, none may be as important as the social and student life issues which face WVU today. Highlights of Monday’s meeting include the discussion of greek life. President E. Gordon Gee mentioned in his initial […]