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Intro to Naugle Hall demolition video

After servicing thousands of Shippensburg University students since the ’60s, the old Naugle Hall is now nothing more than a pile of pulverized stone. Over the past few years, SU has been transforming its living accommodations by demolishing many old and outdated residence halls and replacing them with new suites.

Trump prevails, Fiorina catching up

GOP leaders tripped over one another at the Ronald Regan Presidential Library last week, each one trying to stand out as the best choice for the next president of the U.S. The candidates fired shots, shook hands and used every chance they received to steal the limelight.

Mass migration coming to U.S.

Mustard gas, mass migration and the Middle East are dominating headlines as Europe is faced with an unanswered question — where are hundreds of thousands of refugees going to live? In the past four years, a civil war broke out in Syria when pro-democratic citizens challenged their authoritarian government, according to the BBC. Since then, more than 200,000 people have died from fighting.

Congress debates military action against IS

Only five miles from Ayn al-Asad military base, a U.S. training site for Iraqi soldiers, militants of the Islamic State group (IS, ISIL or ISIS) captured a town that has been subject to numerous skirmishes, according to The New York Times (NYT). IS soldiers, numbering in the hundreds, attacked the town al-Baghdadi in two directions, according to Reuters and Fox News.

Staying Current

Local: Wil Haygood plans H.O.P.E Diversity lecture at SU Shippensburg — Author of the best-selling book “The Butler: A Witness to History,” Wil Haygood, is scheduled to give an annual lecture at the Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University, according to Public Opinion. His lecture, “Helping Our People Excel (H.O.P.E) Diversity Scholarship Program,” will start at 8 p.m.

SU English professor dies

Nathan Mao, a Shippensburg University English professor, died on the evening of Feb. 1 in the presence of family at John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.