NEWS


10/4/2023, 10:44am

Around the world in the MPR

On the first night of Diversity Week, campus partners from all areas of Shippensburg University convened in the Ceddia Union Building MPR to “promote cultural awareness, appreciation, and understanding through music, food, crafts, demonstrations, and entertainment from all corners of the globe,” per the Diversity Week flyer.


10/3/2023, 5:00pm

SGA updates from leadership

As the semester has kicked off, the Student Government Association (SGA) has been hard at work. First, we started our public meetings by inviting guest speakers in for the student body to come and hear about services as well as spend some time in question and answers.  


10/3/2023, 4:57pm

Your World Today: Pay your student media leaders

Being a Slater is a lot of work. Let me specify: being a part of Slate management or in a leadership position for another student media organization — SUTV, PRSSA or WSYC — is an incredible time commitment.


10/3/2023, 4:55pm

SGA announces fall 2023 election results

The Student Government Association announced the results of the fall 2023 Senator elections on Sept. 29 via an email to the student body. Voting ran from Sept. 25–29. 


10/3/2023, 4:54pm

'It's a human thing:' MSA quilt reveal

The largest unveiling to date of the Quilt to Cover Us All, an annual project organized by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA) at Shippensburg University, was last Friday on the Gilbert Hall lawn. The quilt’s unveiling was the finale of Diversity Week 2023, which saw an uptick of nearly 400 student participants. There were “1,163 unique students in attendance this fall compared to 779 last year” at the numerous events, according to Manny Ruiz, SU Assistant Vice President for Inclusion and Belonging.


9/26/2023, 3:29pm

SGA retracts proposed constitutional changes

At its Sept. 14 meeting, the Student Government Association voted to approve changes to the SGA constitution and bylaws. The changes were publicized to the student body on Sept. 18.  After communicating with The Slate staff and students who expressed concerns about the proposed amendment, SGA President Harun Pacavar sent an email to the student body Sept. 22 announcing that the changes would not be moving forward in their current state. 


9/26/2023, 3:23pm

Student government candidates discuss accessibility and transparency

The Student Government Association (SGA) election season is well underway, with voting taking place from Sept. 25–29 via ballot sent to students’ ship.edu emails.  Those on the ballot had the opportunity on Sept. 21 to speak to the student body during SGA candidate speeches held in McFeely’s Coffeehouse.


9/26/2023, 3:22pm

Your World Today: Stop being fascists and stop banning books

Believe it or not, the current editor-in-chief of The Slate grew up reading a lot of books. I took pride in finishing reading lists, participating in reading competitions and getting my prizes for summer reading challenges. Books helped develop my brain, which is why it is so frustrating to see states volleying for book bans. 


9/19/2023, 1:02pm

SGA welcomes new police chief

The Student Government Association (SGA) welcomed SUPD Chief Patrick Taylor at its first public meeting of the semester last Thursday. Taylor took over the reins as chief of the university’s police department on Sept. 5.


9/19/2023, 12:58pm

Suspect in McLean fight appears in court

A suspect in the fight outside of McLean Hall on Sept. 3 waived his preliminary hearing last Wednesday in Cumberland County Court.  The suspect, Veron Tamir Henson, 20, of Shippensburg faces charges of simple assault, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. A felony count of aggravated assault was withdrawn by authorities, according to court documents. 


9/19/2023, 12:57pm

Security threat causes 2 campus-wide emails, confuses students

Shippensburg University officials sent two campus-wide emails in the early hours of Sept. 13, in response to an alleged threat made to campus on social media. At 12:38 a.m., an email from SU News was sent that said in part, “Expect an increased police presence as SUPD works to investigate and provides for the safety and security of campus.”


9/19/2023, 12:00pm

SGA encourages students to join

First and foremost, the Student Government Association (SGA) would like to express its appreciation of the collaboration between our organization and The Slate. We are always eager to give updates and news on what kinds of things are going on, what SGA has done as a whole and what things we have planned for the future. 


9/19/2023, 12:00pm

Share your opinions about Cumberland County

Whether you are here for school, lived here your whole life or have decided to make Shippensburg your home, you undoubtedly have some opinions about our quaint college town and the surrounding area. 


9/19/2023, 12:00pm

Creekside Grille aims for SU engagement

Creekside Grille opened its doors for the first time last Thursday. The building was formerly Hotpoint Inn, but the ownership changed in early September.  Bob and Wanda Whitmer sold the property to the Hotels Shippensburg LLC earlier this year. The last day of business for Hotpoint Inn was Sept. 2 with the ownership officially changing over to Nishant Paul on Sept. 5. 


9/19/2023, 12:00pm

Your World Today: I am not that flexible

“Why do you always look like you’re in a rush?” One of my residents asked me this as I was hustling into Seavers Hall last week. My response is simple — “Because I am.”


9/12/2023, 12:00pm

Your World Today: We don’t ask for stories to only report PR

As both the editor-in-chief of a news organization and a student majoring in public relations, I am walking the fine line between two worlds. On one end is hard facts and truth-telling and on the other is looking out for best interests. While these two worlds can intersect, in light of some issues The Slate is dealing with, I think it is vitally important to remind the campus community about the differences between journalism and public relations. 


9/12/2023, 12:00pm

SU updates campus on COVID-19 protocols

In an email sent to the campus community on Sept. 8, Shippensburg University’s COVID-19 office provided an update on campus safety protocols in light of the recent rise of cases in Pennsylvania.