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Jay Paterno and Bill Kenney, two former assistant football coaches, are suing the university based on claims that the Sandusky scandal ruined their chances of being hired for new positions.
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Housing officials opened the time capsule dating back to 1956 and replaced it with one to show future generations a glimpse of the year 2014. Inside the one from 1956 were dozens of items, including sorority hats, magazines, student handbooks, campus guides, newspapers and directories, some of which will soon be on display in Redifer Commons.
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Penn State Altoona engineering student Vladislav Miftakhov accepted a plea deal for making and possessing a bomb in his apartment earlier this year. Miftakhov, who was born in Russia but moved to the United States when he was four, entered his guilty plea Thursday on one count of manufacturing explosive devices without a license. Sentencing guidelines say he faces up to 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and three years of supervised release.

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Gov. Tom Corbett announced that Allie Goldstein, a Penn State Ph.D student, will replace Peter Khoury as the student trustee. Pending State Senate approval, Goldstein will be sworn in at the July Board of Trustees meeting at Penn State Schuylkill.
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Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still will look a little different when he returns to the field this season. He shaved his head as an act of solidarity for his daughter, Leah, who was diagnosed with cancer. She begins chemotherapy soon and will most likely lose her hair.
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Gov. Tom Corbett had a meeting earlier this week with a special prosecutor investigating his handling of the Jerry Sandusky case. The questioning specifically centered around his role as attorney general and why it took so long to file charges against the former Penn State coach.
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So why did we adopt the colors blue and white two and a half years after the student body chose pink and black? The available records on this subject are not extensive, but according to university archives, the reason was two-fold: The color pink faded to white after a few weeks in the sun, and the school’s baseball club was mocked for its pink and black uniforms by an opposing team.
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President Rodney Erickson said the university is on pace to receive 120,000 applications for enrollment at Penn State. At this point, approximately 119,000 applications have been received but Erickson expects more to come before the window closes.
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I wish I could say I had some grand advice I learned over the past four years, but I can’t because I still don't have most of the answers. As I sit here thinking about the mistakes I’ve made, I realize I wouldn’t want to change any of them. Each speed bump brought me to where I am today, and for that, I am forever grateful. So rather than leave you with a piece of advice I learned, I’d like to thank the people who defined my college experience. Although I can’t name everyone, I’d like to thank some of the people who helped me along the way. Without all of you, I don’t know where I’d be today.
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A single caller repeatedly contacted Penn State Police to leave non-specific bomb threats. The caller said there were explosive devices in every building on campus. The caller said there was a suicide bomber at 9th avenue and 7th street, but there is no such intersection on or near the University Park campus.
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1AA Joe Paterno Statue
A bronze statue of Joe Paterno seated on a bench will be erected outside the Tavern Restaurant in November 2015. The statue, designed by sculptor Zenos Frudakis, is in response to Penn State's decision to remove Joe Paterno's statue from Porter Road in July 2012. At the time, President Rodney Erickson called the statue a “lightning rod of controversy.”
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The inaugural State of State conference was only a few weeks ago but planning has already begun for State of State 2015. Claudia Kotchick was selected as the next executive director, and she has tons of ideas for bringing together community members for a day of discussion.
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You're invited to the Spring Carnival hosted by the Panhellenic and Interfraternity Councils.
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Smeal Graduation 2012
Another year, another list of generally forgettable commencement speakers at University Park. It's a recurring theme -- at least in recent history -- to recruit graduate students or faculty to give the spring commencement address for the various colleges.
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Beginning today, the Panhellenic Council is hosting its annual Women's Empowerment Week. The goal of this week is to raise awareness and provide a call to action for all women to stand up for themselves, especially women around the world who are denied freedom, voice, and opportunity.
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THON just announced the 2015 Executive Committee. Congratulations to those selected to lead THON next year.
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A student in the Schreyer Honors College was found unresponsive in his room Saturday morning. Richard Bilger, 21, was declared dead at Mount Nittany Medical Center at 12:32 p.m., according to the Centre County Coroner's Office.
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A Penn State student is accused of attacking an 18-year-old female, causing her to require reconstructive surgery and brain surgery. Sean Urbain, 20, is bound for trial on charges of aggravated assault, simple assault, and reckless endangerment following his preliminary hearing Wednesday. He was unable to post bail of $100,000, so he was incarcerated.
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Erickson Diversity
Penn State President Rodney Erickson says he "doesn't remember" any of the circumstances surrounding a canceled statement that would have honored Joe Paterno after his death. Revelations about the statement have come to light in recent days from Ryan Bagwell as a result of his Right to Know crusade, and current trustee Joel Myers.
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Penn State's favorite mailman is making his way from the post office to the theater. As announced by Penn State Thespians, Mike Herr -- better known as Mike the Mailman -- will appear in the Thespians' production of "In the Heights" this week.
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Rotelli restaurant could be at risk of closure because the owner owes $190,000 in back rent.
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Three Greek councils -- the Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Council, and the National Pan-Hellenic Council -- endorsed Anand Ganjam and Emily McDonald for UPUA president and vice president, respectively.
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Bill O'Brien, Mic'd Up
In a recent interview, Texans head coach Bill O'Brien was questioned about his decision to leave Penn State, the NCAA sanctions, and his relationship with his former players. Even though he left the program, O'Brien remained a staunch defender of the Nittany Lions. He opened up about how hard it was to leave his team, explaining that he called every player until 4 a.m. on the night he accepted the Houston job. He also sent a diss Mark Emmert's way in talking about the ridiculousness of the bowl ban at Penn State.
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Penn State Fencing clinched its 13th national title on Sunday, making it the winningest program in NCAA history.
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Lights. Camera. Cure.: The Hollywood Dance Marathon had its most successful year yet, raising $80,820.59 For The Kids. The total was announced last night after a six-hour dance marathon at the Avalon Theatre in the heart of Hollywood.
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Check out our profile of UPUA Presidential candidate Melissa McCleery. It's the first of three for the upcoming election.
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Full disclosure: I love the Bachelor and Bachelorette. Season after season, I love watching the train wreck that is television dating unfold before my eyes. I was already looking forward to the premiere of season 10 before I saw the news: Will Barry, formerly the keyboardist/singer of Go Go Gadget, will appear on the next season of the Bachelorette, according to the International Business Times.
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Hey seniors, you may still be recovering from a week of heavy drinking at a tropical location, but it's time to end the detox because today marks the beginning of a special tradition -- the seventh annual 55 Days of Cafe. Those who manage to make it to the end will live on in State College infamy, even after graduation.
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While at Penn State, Russell Marker discovered in the late 1930s the basic chemistry underlying the commercial production of steroidal hormones and birth control pills. His work lead to the large-scale preparation of progesterone.
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The Board of Trustees Committee on Finance, Business, and Capital Planning recommended approving a 4.27 percent increase on the room and board rate. The full board will vote on the recommendation -- a $4,885 per semester average rate -- tomorrow at its regularly scheduled meeting in Hershey.
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