Monday, March 30, 2009

Topping Obama

No doubt it was President Obama's recent ill-advised remarks, and not the fearsome Robert Morris University public relations machine, that sparked coverage over the weekend of the local Special Olympics bowling competitions. (See here and here.)

Nonetheless, we're happy that these athletes got the positive attention they deserve. And we have selfish reasons as well -- dozens of RMU students volunteered to help bring the event together, and we're grateful their efforts were recognized.

I'm sure the president would be proud.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Sibling rivalry

Here's a nice story about a family torn asunder by conflicting loyalties in tonight's match-up between RMU and Michigan State. (Though we don't appreciate being called "tiny.")

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Transitions and transformations

The Indianapolis Star has an article today exploring the challenges that veterans face in making the transition from combat to college (link). That's why, in conjunction with the recently announced RMU Military Service Award, Robert Morris University is launching the Veterans Education and Training Services Center (VETS Center)-- to provide counseling and other transitional services to veterans and their families.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Keeping the promise

Did you know that RMU has more Pittsburgh Promise students enrolled than any other private institution in Allegheny County? You can meet some of them in the following video:

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

The sky's the limit

We're pleased to see that other institutions are joining RMU in offering free tuition to qualified veterans of the U.S. armed services. Seton Hill is the latest local university to join us. One note: RMU is not capping the number of veterans who can qualify under the program. The more, the merrier.