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Day: December 17, 2012

Penn State First Year Scholarships to Increase

Penn State announced on Friday that it will be rolling out a new scholarship program for first year students. The new program, known as the Provost Awards, expands on a system that has already been in place at the branch campuses for six years, and adds another $20 million to the scholarship pool.

Penn State Football Recognized for Exceptional Graduation Rates Again

Today, the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) awarded the Nittany Lions an honorable mention recognition as part of the AFCA's annual Academic Achievement Award survey.

Penn State Scientist Explores Zombie Virus

On a daily basis, parasitic organisms take control of unsuspecting hosts, turning them into zombie-like creatures. This is fairly common in nature, despite how scary it sounds. Luckily, zombie viruses haven't affected humans...yet.

Men’s Hockey Falls to Robert Morris

Penn State men's hockey (7-8-0) lost 3-2 to the Robert Morris Colonials (7-4-2) Saturday at Greenberg Ice Pavillion. Coming off a 4-0 win Tuesday against Fredonia State, the Nittany Lions were hoping to be above .500 again on the season, while Robert Morris has been 2-0-2 in their past four games, winning and tying a game a piece with both Holy Cross and Ohio State.

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