No end in sight for APSCUF negotiations

Published in The Snapper the week of October 4.

As the date for the potential teacher’s union strike nears, there appears to be no light at the end of the tunnel — yet.

The Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties, otherwise known as APSCUF, has been working under an expired contract for 464 days. The state system has attempted to come up with a resolution, but the union collectively decided that the changes would be detrimental to the staff and the students.Read More »

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Fire and Safety Report chronicles last year’s ongoings

Published in The Snapper the week of October 4.

Last year, it seemed like every other day a building was being evacuated due to a the onset of a fire alarm. This is perhaps one of the most prominent safety precautions Millersville takes to ensure its students are safe.

In response to three bouts of non-compliance regarding releasing the fire and safety reports from 2015, Millersville has recently unveiled its comprehensive 38-page annual security and fire safety report for 2015.Read More »

Talks of the APSCUF strike heighten

Published in The Snapper the week of September 27.

Eden Hirtzel, an English major attending Millersville, knows that if the teacher’s union goes on strike, that it will mean a massive hinderance to the education of students across the entirety of Pennsylvania.

With the conflicts rising between the state system and the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties, otherwise known as APSCUF, the amount of students who know nothing about the idea of a potential strike may be surprising.Read More »

Transgender students don’t feel safe at their local universities.

Final project for working at LancasterOnline; it was never published.

Peter Fair was excited to attend Millersville University in the Fall of 2015. He said it was his first experience at a “real college.”

When Fair got to Millersville, however, things were less than ideal. He realized that he often had to ask professors to not make jokes at the expense of transgender people such as himself.Read More »