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Month: August 2011

Santorum Event at HUB Draws Gay-Pride Protesters

The fireworks might have been going off inside 106 HUB, during spirited back-and forth sessions between students and Presidential hopeful Rick Santorum, but just outside, there was a rainbow. Starting their rally at around 7:00, while prospective audience goers lined up to enter the event, held by the College Republicans, members of three different student organizations protested against Rick Santorum's policies, especially those related to gay marriage, adoption, and his strong support of so-called traditional family values.

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JoePa Knows What You Know — Indiana State Doesn’t Matter's Mike Poorman (@PSUPoorman) says it doesn’t matter on Saturday who will be Penn State’s starting quarterback, whether Joe is on the sidelines, who the kicker is or who the captains are. It’s Indiana State, for badness sake.

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Boris Weisfeiler, Missing Penn State Professor, Not Included On Updated Pinochet Victim List

Penn State Professor Boris Weisfeiler was hiking near a secret prison in Chile when he disappeared in 1985. The present-day government has acknowledged the guilt of the Pinochet dictatorial regime in many victims’ deaths, but not in the case of Weisfeiler.

Core Council Cuts Millions from University Expenditures

Last spring, Governor Tom Corbett and his Republican majority in the state government waged war against its public institutions of higher learning. Appropriations cuts of up to 50% were announced, which would've caused a catastrophic increase in tuition for the nearly hundred thousand students in the Penn State system, not to mention those at fellow state-related schools like Temple, Pittsburgh, and Lincoln, or the PASSHE colleges. However, this fall, our tuition payments were more in line with what they've been the past few years.

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