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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.
The men's basketball team dominated Northwestern in every aspect, winning 59-32 on the road.
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.
Just 934 of nearly 5 million all-time college football players have earned induction to the College Football Hall of Fame, and three Penn Staters will have their shot this December at being immortalized in South Bend. Shane Conlan, D.J. Dozier, and Steve Wisniewski are three of 75 players on the College Football Hall of Fame ballot this year, with an announcement coming in May.
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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If you don't own certain Penn State clothing items, it is inevitable that you will one day face a catastrophic deficit in your dresser/closet during your time in Happy Valley.
Penn State football's offensive line coach/run game coordinator Herb Hand has proven to be better at the Internet than anyone else in Happy Valley. On Friday, March 7, his quest to take over all corners of the Web will bring him to reddit, where he will hold an Ask Me Anything at 2 p.m.
Another week at Penn State means another week of the strong wheels of student government in action. With one last meeting before spring break, UPUA had a packed agenda last night as three pieces of legislation hit the floor and a new Chief Justice was up for vote.
As announced today, Penn State ranked 39th among universities worldwide in the fourth annual Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings. This is the first time Penn State has ranked in the Top 50 for this particular invitation-only survey. Institutions from 133 countries were surveyed, making it the world's largest of its kind.
For the first time since 1992, Penn State will welcome a new sorority to campus -- two, in fact. Penn State Panhellenic Delegates voted last night to reopen two sorority chapters: Phi Sigma Sigma and Delta Phi Epsilon.
There are 24 campuses in the Penn State system. The one that gets the most attention is University Park, but what about the other 23? That’s where we come in with our newest 23 part series, Better Know a Branch Campus, inspired by Stephen Colbert’s Better Know a District. Next up: Penn State York.
It gives me great pleasure to introduce the fourth Twitter account in the Onward State family of social media, @OnwardStSports.
James Franklin is coming to a city near you. Just as Bill O'Brien did the past two years, Franklin will embark on the 17-stop Penn State Coaches Caravan tour this spring.Thirteen of the 17 scheduled events are in Pennsylvania, the others being in New York City, New Jersey, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C., all having large Nittany Lion alumni bases.
Some maintain the sentiment that State Patty’s Day should live on. The opponents of the drinking holiday have won some battles, but the war is not yet over.
Penn State celebrated its 159th birthday with some musical fun. The annual Founder’s Day Concert took place in the HUB Alumni Hall on Tuesday night, featuring A Great Big World and Delta Ray.
THON 2014 may be over, but there are still plenty of opportunities for Penn State students to help in the fight against pediatric cancer.
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.
Similar to the way things worked under O'Brien, each assistant coach on Franklin's staff will recruit an area of the state, chipping in elsewhere as needed. And visits aren't wasted time and energy. If Penn State makes a trip to the western edge of the state to visit one recruit, staffers making the trip will visit other schools as well -- just to maintain a working relationship with high schools across the state.
Penn State's political junkies and aspiring politicians may have picked the right place to start their career in politics. According to The Huffington Post, Penn State is currently the alma mater of nine current members of the United States Congress, making it the tenth largest producer of people of such a distinction.
Cooper's Town, Penn State baseball's new student section, is hoping to bring an exciting atmosphere to Medlar Field this season.
The most exciting time of the Penn State calendar year is upon us, folks. That's right, you guessed it: UPUA election season is quickly approaching, and we have an idea of how many candidates you could see on the campaign trail.
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.
Sophomore freestyle/backstroke specialist Shane Ryan became the first Nittany Lion to ever be named Swimmer of the Big Ten Championships after his record-setting performance at the 2014 Big Ten Championships last weekend.
More organizations continued to release their State Patty's Day statistics yesterday, and there's unquestionably a common theme -- the drinking holiday was much less destructive this year than in years past.
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."
Penn State's 15th president and Thomas Building's namesake, Joab Thomas, has passed away at the age of 81.
The Lady Lions won their third straight conference championship two days ago; now, the individual Big Ten accolades and honors are following suit. Maggie Lucas, Dara Taylor, and head coach Coquese Washington all earned top conference awards following yet another very strong regular season for Penn State's women's basketball squad.
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.