On Thursday evening, Coach Franklin stopped by one of Sam Richards' SOC 119 classes.
"We want to bring change to Harrisburg, putting government back on the side of families, with a focus on improving education, creating jobs and promoting equality for all. I am not a politician, but someone from a family dedicated to hard work, public service and charity to all."
As part of an effort to put an end to State Patty's Day – a Penn State student-created event that promotes binge drinking – several bars have accepted the university's new cash incentive to close during the event. Penn State Spokesman Bill Zimmerman says Levels, Lion's Den, The Brewery, Phyrst and Local Whiskey have all accepted the compensation offer and will therefore close their doors on March 1.
Most people knew Jay Paterno had political aspirations, but few could have predicted his first race would be this large. The former Penn State assistant coach and son of Joe Paterno unveiled a website today that indicates he's running for Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania on the Democratic ticket.
Joel Myers has been on the Penn State Board of Trustees for 33 years, and he'll hope to make that 36 years after the alumni election in May. He announced his candidacy in an open letter yesterday, and came out swinging against the reform group Penn Staters for Responsible Stewardship.
A local attorney says asking downtown bars and restaurants to stop serving alcohol on State Patty's Day is not the right solution to curb rowdiness related to the Penn State student-created event.