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Pennsylvania State University is a land grant institution founded in 1855. Penn State is one of the country’s most renowned public research universities and boasts an enrollment of about 100,000 students across its 24 campuses.

The Board of Trustees consists of Penn State alumni, Pennsylvania governor’s appointees, agricultural society delegates, business and industry representatives, at-large representatives, a student trustee, and an academic trustee. The full board meets bi-monthly and is currently chaired by Mark Dambly.

President Eric Barron’s office is housed in Old Main along with other administrators like Vice President for Student Affairs Damon Sims and Provost Nick Jones.

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0 A Night Remembering Joe Paterno

Monday was a day that we all feared was looming, but didn’t want to admit. We were scared to think what a society without Joe Paterno would be like. Well, friends, alumni, and fans, today, January 23rd, marks the first day of that post-Joe Paterno world.

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0 Forever In Your Debt

He’s gone now, but Joe Paterno’s impact on this world may never fully be realized. One day, my kids will have Joe Paterno to thank for being a part of making them who they are — because he will always be a part of me. People will debate his legacy for the rest of time, but I know the real heart of Joe Paterno.

Thank you Coach. I will forever be in your debt.

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0 Coping With The Loss Of A Legend

We all knew this day would come, as it will for all of us, and we knew that day seemed near as Coach Paterno’s cancer and subsequent treatments appeared in the news. Yet, none of us truly know how to react to the loss of a man whose impact we cannot measure, a man that we knew so well yet barely knew at all.

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0 Live: Board of Trustees Meeting

Onward State and our partner site, StateCollege.com, will have live coverage from today’s Penn State Board of Trustees meeting. Watch the livestream and follow our aggregation of the best coverage of today’s meeting after the jump.

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0 Board of “DisTrustees”?

The “Board of Trustees” has been thrown around in conversation very generally as if to explain an omnipotent identity when for the most part, its actual structure and power dynamics are overlooked. It is the purpose of this article to explain the bigger picture, to answer the questions “What is the Board of Trustees?” and “What makes one eligible to be on the board?”.

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