Month: June 2011

President Spanier Addresses Budget in Email Blast

Penn State President Graham Spanier sent out an email blast to all faculty and staff after a budget containing a 19% cut to the university’s appropriation was passed by the State legislature. The budget now only awaits signature by Gov. Tom Corbett. Check it out in full after the jump.

Report: Bowman Removed From Basketball Team

Penn State basketball sophomore guard Tre Bowman has reportedly been removed from the team for the fall semester.

Coed Floors Coming to East Halls

As the incoming Class of 2015 begins to populate campus, they will be met with changes to the previous housing structure in East Halls. This fall, freshmen moving into East may be surprised to learn that their neighbors are not all of the same gender.

For the first time for the residence area, East Halls will feature co-ed housing in three of its 14 residence halls.

Penn State Resigns Itself to 19% Appropriation Cut

Penn State encouraged state legislators early this week to approve a non-preferred appropriations bill that would see its funding reduced by 19% — a significant change from Gov. Tom Corbett’s initially proposed cut of more than 50%.

Former Nittany Lion Plays for Women’s World Cup

After 4 years with German soccer club 1. FFC Frankfurt, Penn State grad Ali Krieger has returned to the States to join the U.S. women’s team in their hunt for the Women’s World Cup.

New PSU SAFE Program Replaces AlcoholEdu

Penn State certainly thinks it has an alcohol problem, and it’s hard to argue that they’ve been anything but earnest in addressing that concern.

Southern Kitsch and Sweet Tea at Cracker Barrel

After several months of anticipation, I was finally able to check out State College’s new Cracker Barrel on its opening day. Located at 215 Colonnade Blvd., there are few surprises at the chain’s new location. With rows of rocking chairs out front, checker boards and a game of peg solitaire at every table, I could have been at any franchise location in the country — not that that’s a bad thing.

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