Penn State President Eric Barron would love to tell you all about the university’s accomplishments during his first year in office. But he says these advancements are frequently overshadowed by negative press. To compensate, he’s assumed a methodical approach to his first year in office.
Author Ben Berkman
In one of his first agreements since announcing a $30 million investment to spur economic innovation, President Barron partnered with the Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County to sign a memorandum “to enhance economic and workforce development in Central Pennsylvania.”
The NFL Draft will have a special Penn State twist this evening. Baltimore Ravens guard and former Penn State All-Big Ten standout John Urschel will partner with General Electric to provide mathematical breakdowns of the first round of the draft over social media.
Carl Nassib’s received plenty of hype this spring. He was labeled a “beast” by defensive coordinator Bob Shoop, and was repeatedly tagged as a standout player from James Franklin and teammates alike. Now, the defensive end has been placed on the Big Ten Network’s Tim Dienhart’s All-Big Ten Spring Team.
Penn State men’s lacrosse earned some All-Big Ten honors Tuesday afternoon in advance of the inaugural Big Ten tournament. TJ Sanders and Mike Sutton were both named All-Big Ten honorable mentions while Kyle Zittel received the team’s Sportsmanship Award.
What happens when you put one of the most hardline libertarians in the same room with one of the most fundamentally liberal pundits in political culture? Well, you get a pretty good debate. It was just that Monday evening as Ron Paul and Barney Frank parleyed the role of government in a civil society in Schwab Auditorium in The Great Debate, made possible by the College Republicans and College Democrats.
For the sixth consecutive year, Penn State finished in the top three in the final winter rankings of the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup. The Nittany Lions earned a second-place ranking in the final edition of the winter rankings, up a spot from last week.
Penn State’s traveling back to the Horseshoe for another primetime nationally televised tilt. The Nittany Lions will meet Ohio State on Oct. 17 at 8:00 p.m. on either ABC, ESPN, or ESPN2, the network announced today.
Penn Stater and former NBA basketball player John Amaechi will return to State College this Friday for a talk hosted by the Institute for the Arts and Humanities titled “More Chance of Being Hit by a Meteor: What to do when your dreams defy probability and exceed other people’s imagination.”
Eric Barron and Keith Masser denied seven alumni-elected trustees their request for access to confidential information used in the creation of the Freeh Report.
Penn State again earned a top-100 spot in the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings, but dropped from No. 39 overall last year to somewhere in the No. 61-70 grouping — the exact ranking in that tier is not specified. Sandwiched between the National Taiwan University and the Technical University of Munich, the selection is another indicator of Penn State’s steady academic standing.
The Summers Founders Program provides six teams of entrepreneurs, all with at least one Penn State student, a $10,000 grant to pursue original startups for a 10-week period over the summer. It’s a groundbreaking new initiative spearheaded by President Eric Barron, senior Eli Kariv, Penn State alum and successful entrepreneur Matt Brezina, and the director of development and alumni relations at the Schreyer Honors College Sean Miller, in an effort to create an innovative and entrepreneurial culture on campus.
The Penn State Economics Association’s Great Debate featured personal attacks, a professor singing about bong rips while playing the guitar, and graphs illustrating the price inelasticity of pot.
A $30 million investment by President Eric Barron is highlighting a university effort to support student entrepreneurship. Six students will be funded to pursue their startup dreams this summer courtesy of the Summers Founders Program.
Travis Vogan, a media scholar and assistant communications professor at the University of Iowa, presented a lecture titled “ESPN Culture” Monday afternoon in Paterno Library’s Foster Auditorium.
Matt McGloin’s making his return to Beaver Stadium. Only this time, he’ll be in the broadcast booth, not on the field. The former Penn State starting quarterback and current Oakland Raider, McGloin will join play-by-play man Scott Graham and sideline reporter Brian Tripp to serve as the analyst for the Big Ten Network’s coverage of the 2015 Blue-White Game this Saturday at 4 p.m.
Christian Hackenberg has reason to be confident as he enters his third year under center at Penn State. All of his receivers are returning, the offensive line now boasts experience and depth, and a refined, and stronger, tight end corps now features blocking ability.
The Penn State men’s gymnastics team is headed to the NCAA Championships after a third-place finish at the qualifiers in Norman, Okla. The Nittany Lions finished with 432.900 points, behind only Stanford and U.C Berkley in the six team field.
Reddit co-founder Steve Huffman and Dropbox CEO Drew Houston will share their career arcs and wisdom at Penn State next Friday as part of IST Startup Week.
It’s been a stellar year for Penn State student-athletes, and the university announced another milestone this afternoon. A Penn State record 70 student-athletes from a combined eight winter sports teams were given Academic All-Big Ten honors. That shatters Penn State’s previous record of 65 set last year.
Penn State released its slate of commencement speakers today, and while there will be no Keith Olbermann, the university assembled its usual staid list highlighted by Dr. Richard Bundy, President Eric Barron, and Weebly co-founder David Rusenko.
The UPUA Elections Committee will hold a recount of the 2015 ballots tonight in light of new revelations from Student Affairs IT staff that some votes had been double-counted for select candidates on the ballot, according to an email from the Elections Committee to all candidates.
The Penn State Board of Trustees will virtually convene this Thursday in a special meeting to discuss the potential settlement of pending litigation. Held via a conference call, the trustees’ discussion will commence at 10:30 a.m.
Penn State’s offensive line struggled mightily in 2014, but may have turned the corner during an admirable performance in the Pinstripe Bowl. To begin 2015, it brings two things it didn’t have last year: experience and confidence.
The Penn State Clown Nose Club will hold its second You Matter Day in the HUB on Thursday, April 2 to spread a simply message: “You matter.” The event will run from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and will make an effort to ensure that each person in attendance feels that he or she is an appreciated member of the Penn State community.
Roger Ferguson Jr., the TIAA-CREF president/CEO and former vice chairman of the Board of Governors of the U.S. Federal Reserve System, will meet with students and faculty on March 31 to discuss a host of issues.
James Franklin will be joined by some special guests as he embarks on the fourth Penn State Coaches Caravan tour…