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Day: July 8, 2011

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Spanier Says Social Media “Ginned Up” State Patty’s

Penn State President Graham Spanier, in a recent in-depth interview with’s Adam Smeltz, said that he thinks social networking has contributed to the rise of State Patty’s Day.

Corbett Signs Medical Amnesty Bill into Law

About a month ago, we reported that the Pennsylvania State Senate had advanced a bill to establish a medical amnesty plan for that provides legal amnesty to underage individuals who call emergency authorities to help a friend or acquaintance with a life-threatening, alcohol-related illness.

Yesterday Gov. Tom Corbett signed the measure into law.

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State College, PSU Eye Registration Idea for Student Parties

Local municipal authorities, Penn State officials, and student leaders have begun thinking about — very preliminarily — a party registration plan that could work to the benefit of both town AND gown.

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