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Joe Paterno's brief history of political activism is documented on C-SPAN.
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University Primetime, which I will attempt to legitimize by pointing out its 162,000 Twitter followers, recently ranked Penn State as a school with one of the most attractive student bodies in the country.
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As is tradition, Penn State's student body president delivered new student convocation remarks at the Bryce Jordan Center to more than 8,000 new students.
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In an era of seemingly endless leadership change at the university, Penn State found out that it will lose another giant yesterday. Dr. O. Richard Bundy, who served as director of the Blue Band since 1996, announced his plans to retire after the 2014-2015 school year.
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Among the most hotly debated issues in the Board of Trustees over the last few meetings has been governance structure and potential changes in the makeup of the 30-member board. That much remained true today during a 90 minute Governance and Long-Range Planning meeting, in which a number of university stakeholders lobbied for a seat at the table, and governance consultant Holly Gregory led a discussion to help find some consensus going forward.
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A "Friend of Penn State" is now suing, well, Penn State.
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An female Penn State student was taken to a nearby trauma center this morning after being hit by a car on Atherton Street.
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We all know the guys across the street can recruit, but Penn State basketball and coach Patrick Chambers are assembling an impressive class of their own in the early stages of the 2015 recruiting cycle.
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Penn State bros everywhere suffer a major loss today. After weeks of speculation, multiple sources have confirmed to Onward State that the Gingerbread Man will close its doors this summer to make way for the iconic Pittsburgh sandwich shop and bar franchise Primanti Bros.
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That relationship comes to an end today, as the Council of the American Bar Association’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar (gulp) approved the University's request to operate two independent and fully accredited law schools.
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At today's Penn State where so many of our leaders fall into a robotic, impersonal -- yes, heartless -- abyss, honorable intent is at least a start. If nothing else, David Joyner had that.
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The State Theatre released its summer show slate this afternoon, highlighted with a performance by legendary blues guitarist Johnny Winter. Ranked as the 63rd greatest guitarist of all time by Rolling Stone, the producer and performer has toured for more than 50 years.
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The Office of Physical Plant, in conjunction with the Heritage Tree Program, installed a plaque last week in front of the Weeping Willow tree just west of Old Main.
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Heister street now has three -- count 'em, three -- Joe Paternos on its respective murals. Earlier this month, artist Michael Pilato unveiled the third painted JoePa (above) on the Deli side of the street.
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Students who opt to use Penn State healthcare insurance provider Aetna will be paying more for their premiums next year, despite significant pushback from the graduate student community in recent months.
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No matter who wins the race in November, Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District will be represented by a Penn Stater in Washington. That much was assured last night as Kerith Strano Taylor defeated Thomas Tarantella 55-45% in the Democratic primary for the chance to take on third-term Congressman Glenn Thompson.
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Most of my memories stem from my time at the helm of Onward State during the last two years, and from the relationships gained as a result. It has been the honor of my life to be a part of this community experiment, but the real joy has come by learning from the thousands of people I've had the pleasure of meeting over the last four years.
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Former Penn State mathematician and football player John Urschel Skyped into a 9th grade Nashville geography class on Friday, just a day before he was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens.
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The Board of Trustees had a surprise for outgoing President Rodney Erickson at today's meeting. The Penn State Food Science building, which houses the Berkey Creamery and the Department of Food Science labs and facilities, will be renamed to the Rodney A. Erickson Food Science Building.
Posted about 4 months ago in about by
Freshman Convocation 2012
Rodney Erickson certainly sent a lot of emails during his two and a half year presidency, and today might have been his last to the student body. With graduation weekend underway and Erickson's last day in Old Main set for Monday, Penn State's 17th president sent what is likely the final email to the students he has worked with for 37 years.
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By all accounts, Penn State is "dominating the state" in recruiting so far in the still-fresh James Franklin era. But that catchphrase doesn't come cheap. According to numbers reported yesterday by Yahoo Sports, Penn State nearly tripled its recruiting expenses -- from $258,800 in 2011 to $736,739 in 2013 -- good for third highest in the Big Ten.
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The State College Police Department is investigating the death of a Penn State senior who was set to graduate in less than two weeks.
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President-elect Eric Barron has been on campus for several weeks now preparing for his first official day on May 12. He has mostly stayed under the radar, but for the first time ever this afternoon, Penn State's 18th president addressed a large group of Penn State students in an official capacity.
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One sexual abuse victim support group, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), took their disapproval of the new Joe Paterno statue to an official capacity, and released a pointed statement denouncing the new statue.

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One of Penn State's most important and ostensive relationships is with Nike, the athletic apparel giant. The Nike swoosh is ubiquitous on Penn State clothing, and it remains one of the most lucrative apparel deals in the nation.
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The trailer for the movie 'Dear Old State' has been released as a sequel to '365 Days: A Year in Happy Valley.'
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A Penn State senior needs our help! The very funny Megan Goetz is a member of the Second Floor Stand-up club on campus, and has entered the Funny or Die Road 2 Oddball competition.
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The University Police log can often provide some entertaining stories, but this one is hard to beat.
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For the first time, you have a chance to explore the State College pizza scene with Coach Hand at the inaugural Herb Hand Pizza Crawl on Sunday, April 27. It's $20 to sign-up, and each attendee will receive a limited edition Pizza Crawl t-shirt, a 'Hope, Courage, Strength' wristband from Bands4RAINN, and a slice of pizza at all five scheduled stops.
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A school record 468 Penn State student-athletes earned at least a 3.0 GPA last semester, with 197 earning Dean's list honors for having above a 3.5 GPA. That's 59 percent of Penn State's nearly 800 athletes university-wide.