COVID-19’s Effect on the Arts

Written by Caitlin McDonough COVID-19 has certainly had an impact on the visual arts at Carlow and the Carlow University Art Gallery just as it has for cultural organizations in the region and across the globe. – Amy Bowman-McElhone As we all know, we are living in uncertain times full of cancellations and closings of schools, businesses, stay-at-home orders, unemployment, and above all, fear and worry about our future. Businesses in certain areas across the U.S. are beginning to open up again, but facemasks, social distancing, and capacity limits seem to have become the new normal. Over 36 million Americans … Continue reading COVID-19’s Effect on the Arts

Rodents in Tiernan

By Caitlin McDonough  After several news reports about the Allegheny County Health Department’s inspection of Tiernan Hall and the evidence of rodents in the kitchen surfaced over the last week, students are concerned about Carlow’s dining services.  The inspection report included at least 11 “high risk” violations regarding pest management and food storage issues, including fresh and old rodent droppings around storage racks and the dish washer. It also cited several walls that needed resealed to ensure no rodents get in and numerous (15+) fruit flies in multiple areas of the kitchen.   Although a video went around the university earlier in February of a mouse spotted in Tiernan, it was not … Continue reading Rodents in Tiernan