Robert Morris University en RMU Survey Says Bias Is Plaguing American Media <p>American media outlets are losing audiences because of bias, according to a survey released by the Robert Morris University Polling Institute.</p><p>Of the 1,004 people sampled in the survey, more than 77 percent believe the news media has a political agenda and are attempting to influence public opinion. Similarly, 72 percent agree the news media are trying to change public policy.</p><p>Anthony Moretti, an associate professor of communication at Robert Morris University, said the majority of Americans see bias in all forms of media.</p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Michael Lynch 30069 at RMU Poll Shows Corbett Losing Favor With Key Demographic <p>Gov. Tom Corbett is losing favor with a key demographic, those 50 and older, that helped him get elected in 2010.</p><p>An online survey conducted by Robert Morris University shows 30.8 percent of the 508 registered PA voters who were questioned said that they favored the governor. The poll was conducted from May 6<sup>th</sup>-13<sup>th</sup>—before the May 20<sup>th</sup> primary election.</p> Wed, 28 May 2014 15:40:42 +0000 Jess Lasky 29927 at RMU Poll Shows High Unfavorable Rating for Gov. Corbett <p>A new poll by Robert Morris University (RMU) shows November's gubernatorial election might be an&nbsp;historic event.&nbsp; According to the survey, Gov. Tom Corbett faces an uphill reelection challenge in a race that’s historically dominated by the incumbent. Of those questioned, 29.4 percent of likely voters currently hold a favorable impression of the Republican governor.<br /> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 18:55:00 +0000 Haldan Kirsch 25436 at PA Voters Less Likely to Vote for Candidates Who Supported Affordable Care Act, Poll Says <p>A new poll out from the <a href="">Robert Morris University Polling Institute</a> shows that Pennsylvania voters are more likely than average Americans to oppose the Affordable Care Act in the context of mid-term elections.</p><p>RMU asked 1,006 American adults and an additional 501 Pennsylvanians if they knew that a member of Congress had voted for the Affordable Care Act, would it make them more or less likely to vote for that person.</p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 17:13:13 +0000 Liz Reid 25377 at Former RMU Ice Hockey Goalie Travels to Winter Olympics <p>Former Robert Morris University women's ice hockey goalie Brianne McLaughlin has made the U.S. Women's Olympic<a href=""> ice hockey team</a> for the second time and is headed to the winter games in Sochi, Russia.</p><p>She is the first Olympian to come out of the Colonials’ program and was part of the U.S. team that won a silver medal in the 2010 Vancouver games. <a href="">McLaughlin</a>, who says she “grew up on skates,” is currently in Boston gearing up for the winter games. She says she's proud to attend another match where she and her team have the chance to earn a gold medal. Wed, 29 Jan 2014 20:43:58 +0000 Essential Pittsburgh 23556 at Former RMU Ice Hockey Goalie Travels to Winter Olympics Support for Ban on Contact in Youth Football Growing, Survey Shows <p>Nearly half of all Americans say they would favor a ban on contact in youth football among kids that have not yet entered middle school. The 47.6 percent number comes from a recent survey released Thursday by Robert Morris University.</p><p>That number falls to 40.5 percent when the age is increased to high school.&nbsp;</p><p>Among males who played football in their youth, the percentage slips to 44.3 for a ban prior to middle school and 38.2 for a ban prior to high school.</p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 12:51:01 +0000 Mark Nootbaar 19778 at Local Universities to Mark Sept. 11th Anniversary <p>A pair of local universities will mark the 12<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the attacks of September 11<sup>th</sup> in very public but very different ways.&nbsp;</p><p>Chatham University will gather Wednesday afternoon on the quad for a moment of silence, a short speech from the Dean of Student Affairs office, remarks from a representative of the Wounded Warrior Project and a performance of the National Anthem by the Chatham University Choir.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 17:07:49 +0000 Mark Nootbaar 16278 at Speaking Volumes on Essential Pittsburgh - RMU Students <p></p><p>Between classes, social media, and a social life, do college students still find time to get in some unassigned leisure reading? 90.5 WESA Morning Edition Host Josh Raulerson talks with Mark Posicha, Marulla Quirk and Anne Kandray, members of the <a href=""><font color="#0c4ca2">RMU</font></a><font color="#0c4ca2"> Honors</font> Book Club about what they're reading for fun</p><p></p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 20:14:30 +0000 John Lavanga 12458 at Speaking Volumes on Essential Pittsburgh - RMU Students The Business of Non-Profits: Part II <p></p><p>Business Contributor <strong>Rebecca Harris</strong>, speaks with <strong>Peggy Outon</strong>, the Executive Director, <a href="">Bayer Center</a> for Nonprofit Management at Robert Morris University &nbsp;in part two of her series on the business of nonprofits.This week the focus is on women who comprise the majority of people working at nonprofits.</p><p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 12:13:00 +0000 Katherine Blackley 11605 at The Business of Non-Profits: Part II Training the Next Generation of African-American Leaders <p></p><p>Pittsburgh is one of the few major cities in the northeast that has not had an African American mayor. At present there are only two African Americans on its city council. Where will the next generation of community leaders come from? Mon, 17 Jun 2013 23:41:26 +0000 Marcus Charleston 11625 at Training the Next Generation of African-American Leaders Week-Long Institute Focuses on Leadership Skills for Young Pittsburgh Black Men <p>On Sunday, 75 black high school students, mostly from the Pittsburgh area, began intensive training sessions to become community leaders.</p><p>The young men are taking part in the 7th annual Black Male Leadership Development Institute now through June 23 at Robert Morris University in partnership with the Urban League of Pittsburgh. &nbsp;</p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 15:05:47 +0000 Kevin Gavin & Mark Nootbaar 11468 at The Business of Non-Profits <p></p><p>Business Contributor <strong>Rebecca Harris</strong> and <strong>Peggy Outon</strong>, the Executive Director, <a href="">Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management</a> at Robert Morris University discuss the business of nonprofits, and how the nonprofit sector enhances the business environment in our region.</p><p>For statistics on earnings in the non-profit industry visit the <a href="">United Way of Allegheny County</a>&nbsp; and <a href="">Guidestar,&nbsp; </a>a resource for statistics on all things nonprofit Mon, 10 Jun 2013 22:24:58 +0000 Heather McClain 11165 at The Business of Non-Profits A March Madness Upset <p></p><p>Tuesday night, in an unlikely National Invitational Tournament first round game, tiny <a href=";SPID=6516&amp;DB_LANG=C&amp;ATCLID=206828118&amp;DB_OEM_ID=13900">Robert Morris University </a>upset the defending NCAA champion, the Kentucky Wildcats. Robert Morris University Coach <strong>Andy Toole</strong> joins us to talk about the victory. Thu, 21 Mar 2013 01:00:00 +0000 Heather McClain 4188 at A March Madness Upset