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It's that time of the month again -- the monthly update of the Penn State Progress website to reflect the latest costs of the Sandusky scandal to Penn State. As of March 31 -- the most recent update -- the university has handed over $45,881,904 for scandal-related expenses.
As mandated by the NCAA "consent" decree, Sen. George Mitchell has released his third quarterly report on Penn State's athletic integrity compliance. Like the first two reports, it praises Penn State's compliance with all athletic integrity issues and the progress made in implementing recommended changes in the Freeh report.
Ag Trustee Keith Eckel, the chair of the Legal & Compliance Committee, penned an op-ed for the Patriot News published yesterday that lauds the trustees for recent reform and criticizes a "well-funded and highly vocal constituency" (read: PS4RS) that "chooses to forget" the priorities of Penn State.
The following letter was sent from Trustee Ryan McCombie to Trustees Chair Keith Masser yesterday informing him of McCombie's participation in the NCAA lawsuit and dedication to "fairness, due process and the rule of law."
As was announced last night on "Costas tonight," a lawsuit against the NCAA was filed in the Centre County Court of Common Pleas. The lawsuit was filed against the NCAA, Mark Emmert, both individually and as NCAA president, and Ed Ray, former chair of the NCAA Executive Committee.
Emmy-award winning journalist Bob Costas, along with Paterno family lawyer Wick Sollers, former Pennsylvania governor Dick Thornburgh, and Paterno spokesman Dan McGinn, discussed the Freeh report and Paterno's legacy on NBC Wednesday night for nearly an hour, honoring a promise Costas made to reevaluate his initial opinion on the maligned report. Sollers also introduced a lawsuit against the NCAA, its president Mark Emmert, and former NCAA Executive Board chair Ed Ray, which is expected to be filed Thursday morning at the Common Pleas Court.
Penn State will join a group of 61 prestigious universities in 13 countries today with the commencement of it's first Massive Open Online Course -- that's MOOC for short.
Tired of sitting in line for the traditional run-of-the-mill places to take your grad photos? We did a series last year of "The Worst Places to Take Your Grad Photos," and it was so good, we decided to follow up with another series this year: our best hipster effort at the most obscure places to take grad photos.
Fans will be able to get their first look at Bill O'Brien's 2013 squad as the Nittany Lions conclude spring football in Beaver Stadium with the annual Blue-White game. Kickoff is set for noon with the contest airing on Big Ten Network. As the day unfolds, we will be frequently updating this page to bring you the most comprehensive Blue-White coverage from pregame warmups to postgame recaps and reactions from players and coaches.
MOOCs are open to everybody and don't count for course credits, so there's a definite difference between them and regular online classes. Still, when they were mentioned amongst Onward Staters we were reminded of personal experiences with cyber courses. A debate emerged -- what pros and cons do online classes provide?
The SOMA Arts Crawl is upon us! Starting at 5:30, North Campus will be taken over by arts organizations to celebrate the creativity of the Penn State Community. We'll be updating the live blog throughout the day, so make sure you follow Onward State for up-to-the-minute coverage of the SOMA Arts Crawl!
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Penn State football players Allen Robinson and Bill Belton sent fear into any Penn State fan on Twitter last night who forgot what day it was. The duo, with some help from other members of the "Supa Six," sent the Nittany Nation Twittersphere into pandemonium last night with a series of terrifying Tweets indicating that the pair was transferring.
With five wrestlers in tonight’s NCAA Championships, Penn State aims for its third consecutive national title. Currently clinging to a 5-point lead over second place Oklahoma State (114.5-109.5), it will be up to Nico Megaludis, David Taylor, Matt Brown, Ed Ruth, and Quentin Wright to keep the Nittany Lions in first place.
Jeff Fisher, the popular Marketing and Promotions Manager of Penn State Football and all Olympic Sports, was removed from his position last week. It is unknown at this point who will assume the responsibilities left behind after his dismissal.
Onward State would like to extend an invitation to its March Madness pool where participants can battle staff writers to compete for some awesome prizes. Anyone is welcome to play!
Candidates for these positions will congregate on the first floor of the HUB today from 11 a.m until 3 p.m. for the first of two "Meet the Candidate" sessions for the student body to meet and evaluate their relevant representatives.
A group of Penn State students are required to attend a religious service as part of a non-religious class. One Onward State writer asks, "is this a violation of the 1st Amendment?"
Ding, ding. The fight for office of student body president is on. See the candidates for the 2013 UPUA student body government elections after the jump.
Want to win a pair of tickets for the Bon Jovi concert this Saturday, February 23 at the Bryce Jordan Center? All you need to do is retweet the tweet below and you'll be automatically entered to win the pair. We'll pick a winner tomorrow morning, and you'll be able to pick up the tickets at will call before the show.
Welcome to the central hub of Onward State's THON 2013 coverage. Follow along here for everything going on at the Bryce Jordan Center this weekend at the 41st annual Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon.
After a year of fundraising, months of planning and 46 hours of dancing FTK, this year’s IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon managed to shatter last year’s total.
Our photographers will be covering the Bryce Jordan Center inside and out during the next 46 hours. Here’s the best of the first three hours from THON 2013. Photo by: Mitchell Wilston Photo by: Mitchell Wilston Photo by: Zack Rutstein Photo by: Zack Rutstein Photo by: Mitchell Wilston Photo by: Mitchell Wilston Photo by: Hannah [...]
The student activity fee that will fund CCSG is paid for by students at University Park and it should be governed by students at University Park or simply abolished. The fact that only four students on the SAFB represent University Park interests (Scott, Lennartz, Malloy, Fisher) is an alarming impropriety that is not often discussed. The student activity fee is paid BY the students FOR the students -- why shouldn't students determine how it is spent?
@PSUpoops twitter account is about exactly what it sounds like: poop. So, if you are in 3rd grade or are a bro that still has to stifle giggles when anyone mentions the word poop, give them a follow and read on. We sat down (surprisingly not in a bathroom) to ask them 10 questions.
Two cheerleaders have been removed from the team as a result of the accident involving Paige Raque.
Mary Robinson, the first female President of Ireland and 7th overall, will visit Penn State on March 13. The event, called "The Future of Global Ethical Leadership," will be held at Eisenhower Auditorium in conjunction with the Schreyer Honors College and the Student Programming Association.
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Are you interested in joining Onward State's dynamic team of bloggers, photographers, and editors for a semester of fun and merriment? We have a limited number of openings available on staff for our Spring 2013 editorial cycle.
IIt’s the most wonderful time of the year. December is the time we start to trade in our notebooks for everything peppermint flavored and North Face. It’s also the time of year when you begin receiving invites to everyone’s holiday themed parties. Everyone knows about "ugly Christmas sweater" parties, but there are so many more different types of holiday parties to throw. Here's a rundown.