The online newspaper the HawkEye
has published a fresh batch of investigative stories reported by students in
Department’s News Reporting classes. The digital multimedia
stories, featuring new Qualtrics-survey data, are the latest in an award-winning
series of reports called the Civic Project for their focus
on civic and community engagement, by both student reporters and citizens.
The latest stories include:
False identification is
widely used to get into local bars, say IUP students and bar bouncers. But despite
the evidence, citation and prosecution for the violation of state law are
comparatively rare—and declining. By Lexa Smith.
The story of Khaliq Coleman, a football player for Indiana
University of Pennsylvania, tells two different tales of
undergraduate student life at the school. Plus, an opinion survey of IUP
students adds new insights into IUPatty’s 2014, the student-sparked,
alcohol-soaked annual off-campus revel. By Pete Sirianni and Michael Kiwak.
Elaine Mendus, 23, a fifth-year
geography major with a minor in Latin American studies and history at Indiana University of Pennsylvania,
is a member of an undocumented minority at the school: She is transgender. Clayton
Cummings, 20, a junior swimmer at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, is one
of a few openly gay athletes in collegiate competition. LGBT students tell how they are treated by
IUP and by the Indiana community. By Kelly Jacobson.
Zachary Burke, 20, a
junior safety-science major, is among 85 percent of IUP undergraduates who say
they have “declined to buy a required textbook from the Co-op Store because of
the price.” The finding was one result of an April 16–23 e-mail survey of a
random sample of 1,500 students. By Collin Katarski.
A month before IUP’s
spring-semester exams were scheduled to start on May 6, student David Higgins knew what he would be doing on May 5, the eve of finals. It was
something he rarely had done all semester: Study. When it comes to cramming,
Higgins has a lot of company on campus, according to a survey of IUP student
study habits. By Justin Gerwick.
For more information about the stories and the Civic
Project, contact the Journalism Department, or contact David Loomis,
PhD, editor of the series, at firstname.lastname@example.org.