The latest U.S. News & World Report rankings are out, and several Penn State programs are on the rise. The leading authority in educational rankings put 14 Penn State graduate programs among the top 10 in the country, and the Penn State Dickinson Law School also saw a 13 point jump from last year.
For the first time ever, Jerry Sandusky's wife Dottie spoke at length publicly about what she and her family have gone through over the last two and a half years since her husband was charged with sexually abusing children in November 2011.
Only 3% of Penn State alumni "completely trust" the Board of Trustees. At least one candidate is trying to change that statistic with his new initiative called AccountableTrustee.com.
Longtime trustee and 1959 Penn State graduate resigned from the Board of Trustees during today's meeting, citing wrong decisions and failed leadership over the last two years from himself and his colleagues.
After years of discussion in student government circles, the prospect of having a permanent student-selected student trustee on the Penn State Board of Trustees made its biggest step forward at today's Committee on Governance and Long-Range Planning meeting.
It gives me great pleasure to introduce the fourth Twitter account in the Onward State family of social media, @OnwardStSports.
Don Van Natta Jr.'s 6,900 word ESPN feature on Mike McQueary is making waves today for a number of new revelations about the former Penn State assistant coach's interesting past, and about his key testimony in the seemingly never-ending Sandusky saga.
Penn State President-elect Eric Barron will begin his transition from Tallahassee to State College in earnest on April 2, according to an email sent over the Florida State listserv last night by Board of Trustees Chair Allan Bense.
Equipped with a diverse group of current and former university leaders and a forward thinking, students first platform, a new Penn State reform group hopes to make an immediate impact in the upcoming Board of Trustees election and beyond. Dubbing itself as "the positive vote for Penn State's future," a group called Upward State launched today with the goal of changing the conversation about Penn State's future.
By now you've probably seen or at least heard about the movie "365 Days: A Year in Happy Valley," which debuted two months ago throughout Pennsylvania. Under the same Porterfield Group umbrella, two students are directing a sequel to that film called "Dear Old State."
The most important Board of Trustees endorsement has whittled down the field of 32 to the final six. Penn Staters for Responsible Stewardship, a semi-controversial group aimed at reforming the Board of Trustees, announced its six finalists for its endorsement this weekend.
The inaugural State of State conference is just around the corner, and if the leadership team has announced its second round of speakers. The first round included six well-known community figures, and the second round looks to be just as impressive.
The fourth annual TEDxPSU conference will bring together leading thinkers and innovators in the community for a one day speaker series starting at 10 a.m. today. We’ll be blogging throughout the day from Schwab Auditorium, so check back for updates.
The initial State College Police crime numbers are in, and it looks like the drinking holiday might be losing its luster. Through 8 a.m. this morning, police are reporting a 45 percent drop in crime. Only 20 arrests were made all day Friday and into Saturday.
The ballot positions and names of the 32 candidates for the Penn State Board of Trustees alumni election were announced earlier today at a small "casting of lots" meeting at the Nittany Lion Inn.
It has already been one of the coldest winters in recent memory, and it's about to get even worse. AccuWeather is calling for a foot of snow through Monday morning and beginning tomorrow night.
Have you ever dreamed of running out of that Beaver Stadium tunnel in the blue and white, with the roar of 107,000 leading the way? If you weren't recruited out of high school or didn't grab those high-star ratings needed for a Penn State offer, it might not be too late.
So where is this pay-out money coming from? Penn State's PR machine has been quick to mention that it is not coming directly from tuition dollars, which is technically true, although it stands to reason a six-figure dent in another university account still affects students. Instead, the bribe money is coming from the Student Parking Endowment fund, which goes to fund a number of important student services.
Diane Sawyer and the ABC World News team gave a shout out to THON earlier this week. If you missed the clip then, you can check it out here.
The other five candidates in the Democratic primary for Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor couldn't have been happy for someone with the name recognition of Jay Paterno to enter the race last week. Their displeasure was confirmed yesterday, as Paterno finished ahead of all his competitors in the latest Harper Poll.
While walking through the HUB earlier this week, you may been surprised to hear the sounds of Mozart over the bustling crowd. It was all part of a TEDxPSU promotion, which allowed students to conduct the Penn State School of Music Chamber Orchestra right in the middle of the ground floor of the HUB.
I'm Shmacked just released a 3-minute video of their two trips to Penn State last semester -- the second of its kind -- with footage from syllabus and Homecoming week.
After a year of fundraising, months of planning, and 46 hours of dancing, this year’s IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon shattered last year’s final total and raise a whopping $13,343,517.33 For The Kids.
THON is officially at capacity and no one else will be allowed to enter the BJC for the rest of the weekend.
Anytime 15,000 gather in the same place for the same event, there's bound to be a plethora of social media fodder. Add in the fact that the Penn State community has an incredibly robust social media presence, and it's a recipe for success.
The year of great speakers at Penn State will continue, College Republicans President Jordan Harris confirmed yesterday. Plans are falling in place for libertarian icon Ron Paul and Watergate journalist Carl Bernstein to debate on campus in April, pending funding approval from UPUA and the university.
Most people knew Jay Paterno had political aspirations, but few could have predicted his first race would be this large. The former Penn State assistant coach and son of Joe Paterno unveiled a website today that indicates he's running for Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania on the Democratic ticket.
Joel Myers has been on the Penn State Board of Trustees for 33 years, and he'll hope to make that 36 years after the alumni election in May. He announced his candidacy in an open letter yesterday, and came out swinging against the reform group Penn Staters for Responsible Stewardship.
For the second straight year, Penn State is offering to pay downtown bars to close on State Patty's Day. A university paying a private, off-campus drinking establishment to close its doors to students of legal age is likely unprecedented, but it has been part of Student Affairs VP Damon Sims' plan to curtain the holiday since last year.
In what has become an annual tradition in recent years, THON was featured on Good Morning America this morning. Seven Penn State students and volunteers, including PR Director Dana Giacobello, joined the hosts this morning to talk THON three days before the big weekend.