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Don’t have time to read the news? Here are some of the most interesting/important stories of the past few days.

Keirans racking up endorsements


Incumbent Gavin Keirans has been endorsed by a number of student organizations in his bid for a second term as UPUA President. The IFC and PHC both endorsed the candidate, saying he best represented the interests of the Greek community. He was also endorsed by the Liberal Arts Undergraduate Council, which interesting because Samantha Miller’s running mate was the president of the LAUC last year. Finally, let us not forget the nominal and logistical support Keirans is receiving from Safeguard Old State, an organization he has been heavily involved with over the past few years.

Miller has been endorsed by fewer and less notable organizations, including IST Student Government, Quiz Bowl, and the Undergraduate Art History Association.
[via the Collegian]

THON 2010 Overall Chair selected

Caitlin Zankowski was told Sunday evening that she would be the Overall Chair for THON 2010. Zankowski was the Rules and Regulations Chair for THON 2009.
[via the Collegian]

Trustee selection ballot released: 12 candidates for 3 positions

The ballot for this year’s trustee elections were recently released, but the ballots will only be mailed out on April 10. After that, alumni have a little over a month to make their selections.

You can find the full list of candidates here. Four of the candidates are in banking and four are involved with law firms as either executives or attorneys. Two of the candidates are teachers, one being a professor emeritus at his own alma mater. One candidate is an orthopedic surgeon, and the last was formerly an assisting managing editor with the New York Times.
[via Penn State Live]


Ken Burns named honorary degree recipient

In what seems to be a preparation for a future commencement address, the trustees voted last week to award documentary filmmaker Ken Burns an honorary doctoral degree. (Frankly, I like his brother more.)
[via Penn State Live]

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Sauve originally committed to Vermont in 2015, but flipped to Penn State at the eleventh hour and will join the Nittany Lions next season.

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Penn State Esports Wins Tespa Collegiate Hearthstone Championship

Plans Submitted For New KFC In State College

Developers have submitted preliminary land development plans to build a new KFC restaurant at 1780 S. Atherton St. in State College.

Penn State Names Guadagnino Vice President For Administration

Guadagnino will continue to provide legal advice as associate general counsel in addition to his duties as vice president.

As Disciplinary Hearing Opens, Expert Says Baldwin Failed To Properly Represent Ex-Penn State Administrators

A Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board hearing began on Tuesday in Pittsburgh for former Penn State general counsel Cynthia Baldwin, who is accused of violating rules of professional conduct in her representation of former university administrators during the Jerry Sandusky investigation.

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10 Questions With 2019 Class Gift Director Tom Beeby

Tom Beeby will serve as the 2019 Class Gift Executive Director.

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