Donald P. Bellisario was joined by his family Friday for the dedication of Penn State’s College of Communications in his honor.
President Eric Barron announced via letter in August the university would deny any and all speaking requests from Richard Spencer, not because of the content of his lectures but because of the risk of violence.
According to a press release on the Engagement Space launch, students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members will be requested to offer their input and feedback in an online survey to help build and develop the functions of the Space.
President Barron will announce a final decision later this semester — Penn State would be the 11th Big Ten school to implement tobacco-free policies.
“This funding may be in jeopardy and we need your help,” Barron wrote, saying that Pennsylvania residents should “contact their state legislator to encourage them to finish the state budget and fund Penn State.”
“We have expressed our obligation to free speech, which prohibits our removal of posters from general purpose bulletin boards on campus based solely on content. We, however, want to emphasize our strong opposition to the racist ideology espoused by those who are posting these fliers.”
The truck was later found abandoned in Altoona on the 700 block of 13th St.
The residence hall — like all other dorms in East Halls — will be named after a former governor of Pennsylvania.