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Rockhurst ranked No. 11 on regional list for best colleges

Ryan Crawford, Editor-in-Chief

September 14, 2017

U.S. News and World Report ranked Rockhurst University as the 11th-best college on its annual regional rankings list for the Midwest. Last year, Rockhurst was slotted at No. 15 on the same list. Rockhurst is the highest-ranked h...

Fr. Curran calls Trump administration’s end to DACA ‘disheartening and disturbing’

Ryan Crawford, Editor-in-Chief

September 5, 2017

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Rockhurst University president, the Rev. Thomas B. Curran, S.J., commented on President Donald Trump's and his administration's decision to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program within...

Truman Library Institute, along with Rockhurst partnership, to formally open Thursday

Ryan Crawford, Editor-in-Chief

August 29, 2017

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Truman Library Institue will officially open its new location at Rockhurst University Thursday morning. The Institute fills a space located inside the university's parking garage at 5151 Troost Ave., Ste....

Fr. Curran responds to hate and violence in Charlottesville

Ryan Crawford, Editor-in-Chief

August 20, 2017

In an email sent to students, faculty and staff Friday, Rockhurst president Thomas B. Curran, S.J. responded to "the tragic and fresh memory of what took place in Charlottesville, Virginia last week" as the university officially...

Everything you need to know about Monday’s eclipse

Ryan Crawford, Editor-in-Chief

August 18, 2017

Story updated at 9:56 a.m. Monday with the latest weather information from As classes begin Monday, some have wondered if Rockhurst University would cancel classes Monday afternoon during the widely anticipated sola...

Widespread flooding disrupts Saturday night in Kansas City

Ryan Crawford, Editor-in-Chief

August 6, 2017

Rockhurst students are all-too-familiar with flooding in Kansas City. Luckily, it didn't appear that Rockhurst's campus was affected by the heavy rain that fell Saturday across the Kansas City metro area. Per the National We...

See how people are responding to the closing of Mike’s

Ryan Crawford, Editor-in-Chief

June 27, 2017

The internet can be a cruel, cruel place sometimes. But it can also be the place to see how people are reacting to the news of the closing of Mike's Tavern. In the original report of Mike's closing on The Pitch, there is a bev...

The Pitch: Mike’s is closed, new restaurant in its place to stray from “college dive bar” scene

Ryan Crawford, Editor-in-Chief

June 26, 2017

After the Rockhurst class of 2017 graduated in mid-May, the doors to the dignified Mike's Tavern at 5424 Troost Ave. were no longer open for business. Some said it was for renovations, others feared they were closed for good. On...

Updated: Weekend storms leave students near Rockhurst without power

Ryan Crawford, Editor-in-Chief

June 19, 2017

Story updated at approximately 7:15 p.m. Monday with number of power outages north of campus. Severe storms ravaged their way through the Kansas City area this weekend, leaving as much as 93,000 Kansas City Power & Light cu...

Curran and other college, university leaders: ‘We are deeply concerned about the futures of our undocumented students.’

Ryan Crawford, Editor-in-Chief

May 31, 2017

The Rockhurst president's signature topped a list of concerned higher education leaders.

Air conditioning units stolen from Rockhurst-owned houses

Staff Reports

May 30, 2017

Three air-conditioning units were stolen from three different Rockhurst-owned houses in the 5100 block of Forest Ave., according to an email from university security chief Randy Hopkins. "The security department has implemented...

Criminal activity near Rockhurst Wednesday prompts usage of Rockalerts

Ryan Crawford, Staff Writer

March 23, 2017

Story updated Friday at 10:30 a.m. with information from Rockhurst security notice. KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A hit-and-run incident Wednesday evening at 55th and Troost Avenue near the campus of Rockhurst University had KCPD and...

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