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Bob Casey 54%


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Robert Brady 85%
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Chaka Fattah 89%
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Missa Eaton 41%
Scott Perry 60%
Harry Perkinson 34%
Glenn Tompson 63%
Charles Dumas 37%
Jim Gerlach 57%
Manan Trivedi 43%
Patrick Meehan 59%
George Badey 41%
Mike Fitzpatrick 57%
Kathy Boockvar 43%
Bill Shuster 62%
Karen Ramsburg 38%
Tomas Marino 66%
Philip Scollo 34%
Lou Barletta 58%
Gene Stilp 42%
Keith Rothfus 52%
Mark Critz 48%
Allyson Schwartz 69%
Joseph Rooney 31%
Mike Doyle 77%
Hans Lessmann 23%
Charles Dent 57%
Rick Daugherty 43%
Joseph Pitts 55%
Aryanna Strader 39%
Matthew Cartwright 61%
Laureen Cummings 39%
Tim Murphy 64%
Larry Maggi 36%
www.theonlinerocket.com Friday, November 9, 2012 Volume 96, Number 9
The Rocket
Slippery Rock University Student Newspaper Est. 1934
President Obama waves to the crowd before giving his victory speech following the announcement of the election results early Wednesday morning.
The American Council of
Trustees and Alumni (ACTA)
gave SRU a C on a report card
released Monday that graded
the quality of the liberal arts
program.
ACTA describes themselves
as, an independent, non-profit
organization committed to
academic freedom, excellence,
and accountability at America's
colleges and universities.
The group has rated about
1, 070 i nst i tut i ons based
on which classes students
are required to take. These
key courses include English
compos i t i on, l i t er at ure,
f or ei gn l anguage, U. S.
gover nment or hi st or y,
economics, mathematics, and
science.
Wh i l e t h e g r o up s
requi rements for Engl i sh
composition, literature, and
science were fulfilled by SRU,
points were taken off because
foreign language classes are
only required for students
working on B.A. degrees.
ACTA also noted that SRUs
President Barack Obama was re-
elected for another term Tuesday
afer a close popular vote.
Obama, a Democrat, beat out
opponent Republican Mitt Romney
by two percent in the popular vote.
Romney earned 48 percent, or
57,821,399, of the popular votes
and Obama earned 50 percent with
60,662,601 total votes.
Obama garnered 303 Electoral
College votes, while Romney had
206.
In Pennsylvania, the popular
vote was at 52 percent for Obama
and 46.8 percent for Romney.
Tird party competitors Gary
Johnson, Libertarian, and Jill
Stein, Green Party, were also on
the Pennsylvania ballot.
Johnson earned 0.9 percent
of Pennsylvanias votes, which is
48,458 individual votes.
Stein earned 0.4 percent of the
votes in Pennsylvania, with 20,710
individual votes.
According to Heather Frederick,
a professor of political science
specializing in national politics,
Romney lost the election because
he couldnt communicate clear
solutions.
I don't think Obama's reelection
was a mandate for his policies,
Frederick said. I think people
were concerned about Romney's
inability to communicate clear
solutions for the problems he
continued to raise. I don't think
he was the best candidate the
Republicans could have chosen,
and ultimately people's uncertainty
about Romney' s stances on
everything from economic to
social issues hurt his chances.
Frederick said the Republicans
are going to have to make changes
to appeal to more voters to be
successful in the future.
Te Republican Party is going
to have to do something to try
to appeal to women, people of
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Pennsylvania Congressional Results
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