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A monthly selection of media coverage of Robert Morris University during the previous month.

JANUARY 2016

The Pittsburgh Business Times reported on RMU's high rankings for its online degree programs by U.S. News and World Report:

http://tinyurl.com/hf64t59

The Women's Leadership and Mentorship Program was front and center in this "Essential Pittsburgh" interview with alumna Jada Grandy:

http://wesa.fm/post/initiative-seeks-empower-women-find-and-become-mentors

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette published this op-ed by Mary Ann Rafoth on the appropriate uses of social media by teachers:

http://tinyurl.com/q5kqwx8

KDKA-TV and the Beaver County Times told viewers and readers about the joint production of West Side Story by the Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center and RMU Colonial Theatre:

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/video/3350860-lincoln-park-performing-arts-center-presents-west-side-story/

http://tinyurl.com/gs8n2ua

Yasmin Purohit led a discussion following a screening of the film English Vinglish, a realistic portrait of an Indian immigrant family:

http://triblive.com/news/neighborhoods/cranberry/9784712-74/film-cranberry-series#axzz3xgtX9Zoh

Steve Foreman weighed in on the new Allegheny Health Network CEO:

http://triblive.com/news/healthnews/9864889-74/health-ahn-system

The local media seemed quite interested in RMU's hoverboard ban:

http://www.pennlive.com/news/2016/01/hoverboards_grounded_as_more_p.html

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2016/01/14/robert-morris-university-bans-hoverboards-over-safety-concerns/

http://triblive.com/news/allegheny/9792665-74/hoverboards-university-fire#axzz3xDbqQO5G

Athletics

Men's Basketball

Robert Morris Ready For Fresh Start As New Year Begins (1/1/16):

http://triblive.com/sports/college/robertmorris/9697143-74/toole-colonials-morris 

Robert Morris Hopes To Get Better Results in Conference Play (1/2/16):

http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/rmu/2016/01/02/Robert-Morris-hopes-conference-play-can-bring-better-results/stories/201601020005

Robert Morris Loses, 69-65, to Sacred Heart (1/2/16):

http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/rmu/2016/01/02/Robert-Morris-65-Sacred-Heart-69/stories/201601020093

Robert Morris Loses NEC Opener to Sacred Heart (1/2/16):

http://triblive.com/sports/college/robertmorris/9697378-74/heart-sacred-colonials

Robert Morris Goes Cold in Second Half in NEC Opener (1/2/16):

http://www.timesonline.com/sports/college/basketball/robert-morris-goes-cold-in-second-half-to-fall-in/article_13532f6e-b1b3-11e5-b0d6-9baafb115b43.html

Robert Morris Falls to 0-2 in NEC (1/4/16):

http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/rmu/2016/01/04/Robert-Morris-falls-to-Wagner-72-69-now-0-2-in-NEC/stories/201601040169

Late Run Comes Up Short Against Wagner (1/4/16):

http://triblive.com/sports/college/robertmorris/9721226-74/wagner-morris-robert

RMU Close, But Not Close Enough, In Loss To Wagner (1/4/16):

http://www.timesonline.com/sports/college/basketball/rmu-close-but-not-close-enough-in-loss-to-wagner/article_98397970-b35e-11e5-abb6-7bea7d3ecce5.html

Freshmen Still, Johnson Share Close Bond (1/14/16):

http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/rmu/2016/01/14/Robert-Morris-freshmen-Still-Johnson-share-close-bond/stories/201601140091

Veterans Trying To Keep Colonials On Track (1/14/16):

http://www.timesonline.com/sports/college/basketball/robert-morris-veterans-trying-to-help-team-get-on-track/article_952d4cba-ba35-11e5-8f6a-572c95c571f7.html

Mount St. Mary's Pounds Slumping Robert Morris (1/14/16):

http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/rmu/2016/01/14/Mount-St-Mary-s-pounds-slumping-Robert-Morris-76-52/stories/201601140224

Robert Morris Falls To Mount St. Mary's (1/14/16):

http://triblive.com/sports/college/robertmorris/9785240-74/morris-mount-mary

Familiar Problems Plague Robert Morris In Loss to Mount St. Mary's (1/14/16):

http://www.timesonline.com/sports/college/basketball/familiar-problems-plague-rmu-in-loss-to-mount-st-mary/article_ddf296d6-bb33-11e5-8099-6fc7b267847a.html

Reeling Robert Morris Brings Toole To Wits' End (1/15/16):

http://triblive.com/sports/college/robertmorris/9785291-74/toole-team-season

Renewed Energy Sparked for Robert Morris in 64-58 Win Over Fairleigh Dickinson (1/16/16):

http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/rmu/2016/01/16/Renewed-energy-sparked-for-Robert-Morris-in-64-58-win-over-Fairleigh-Dickinson/stories/201601160146

Backup Spurs Robert Morris Past NEC Leader Fairleigh Dickinson (1/16/16):

http://triblive.com/sports/college/robertmorris/9785326-74/0-0-colonials-half

Stephens Inspires As Robert Morris Tops Fairleigh Dickinson (1/16/16):

http://www.timesonline.com/sports/college/stephens-inspires-as-robert-morris-tops-fairleigh-dickinson/article_a92d7632-bcb9-11e5-b581-2313dd3bd411.html

Robert Morris Walk-On Gets His Chance and Runs With It (1/21/16):

http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/rmu/2016/01/21/Robert-Morris-walk-on-gets-his-chance-and-runs-with-it/stories/201601210074

Rebounding Will Be Key On Robert Morris' Road Trip (1/21/16):

http://www.timesonline.com/sports/college/basketball/rebounding-will-be-key-on-robert-morris-road-trip/article_86abaf4e-bfce-11e5-9b35-dffd0dedfb6f.html 

Could Men's Basketball Scrap Halves in Favor of Quarters? (1/23/16):

http://www.timesonline.com/sports/college/basketball/could-men-s-college-basketball-scrap-halves-in-favor-of/article_6e4fb924-c12a-11e5-ac39-132dfeb297d3.html

Whitley Learns To Deal Positively With Lesser Role For Robert Morris (1/28/16):

http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/rmu/2016/01/28/Steven-Whitley-trying-to-embrace-role-as-bench-contributor-for-Robert-Morris-basketball/stories/201601280085

Stewart Taking Lead During RMU's Winning Streak (1/28/16):

http://www.timesonline.com/sports/college/basketball/kavon-stewart-taking-the-lead-during-rmu-s-winning-streak/article_221f3ae8-c53a-11e5-be5e-7f218ebb44e5.html

Saint Francis Rolls Past Robert Morris (1/30/16):

http://triblive.com/sports/college/robertmorris/9865678-74/morris-robert-francis

Saint Francis Holds Off Late Robert Morris Comeback (1/31/16):

http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/rmu/2016/01/31/Saint-Francis-Pa-holds-off-late-Robert-Morris-comeback/stories/201601310382

Men's Hockey

Robert Morris Celebrates Hockey In Style - With Bobblehead of Coach (1/8/16):

http://triblive.com/sports/college/robertmorris/9757299-74/schooley-hockey-bobblehead

Robert Morris Starts Second Half With Sweep of Bentley (1/10/16):

http://dkpittsburghsports.com/2016/01/10/robert-morris-starts-second-half-with-sweep/

Shafer In Spotlight Now (1/22/16):

http://dkpittsburghsports.com/2016/01/22/shafer-in-spotlight-now-for-robert-morris/

Goal-Oriented Gibson (1/23/16):

http://dkpittsburghsports.com/2016/01/23/gibson-churns-ahead-cracking-milestone/

Robert Morris Rookies Coming of Age (1/30/16):

http://dkpittsburghsports.com/login/?next=/2016/01/30/robert-morris-rookies-coming-of-age/

Football

Robert Morris Hires Plum Graduate To Be Offensive Coordinator (1/15/16):

http://triblive.com/sports/college/robertmorris/9805390-74/coach-assistant-coordinator

Hall of Fame

Luton, Priatko Among Robert Morris Honorees (1/29/16):

http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/college/2016/01/29/East-West-Xtra-Luton-Priatko-among-Robert-Morris-honorees/stories/201601290052