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Day: March 4, 2014

New ‘Upward State’ Group Hopes to Reform Penn State, Endorses Three BoT Candidates

Equipped with a diverse group of current and former university leaders and a forward thinking, students first platform, a new Penn State reform group hopes to make an immediate impact in the upcoming Board of Trustees election and beyond. Dubbing itself as "the positive vote for Penn State's future," a group called Upward State launched today with the goal of changing the conversation about Penn State's future.

Shane Ryan Breaks Conference Record at the Big Ten Championships

Sophomore freestyle/backstroke specialist Shane Ryan became the first Nittany Lion to ever be named Swimmer of the Big Ten Championships after his record-setting performance at the 2014 Big Ten Championships last weekend.

[Video] UPUA Uses ‘We Are’ Chant to Promote Inclusion


A Brief History of the Schreyer House

We looked into the history behind President-elect Barron's new home come May, the Schreyer House. The 10,000 square foot home has a storied history since it was built in 1928, sold to Penn State in 1985, and renovated shortly after. Today it sits on 76 acres of north campus, serving as the President's Residence, and a venue for hosting important University guests.

State Patty’s Day 2014 Results in Fewer Hospital Visits and Arrests

More organizations continued to release their State Patty's Day statistics yesterday, and there's unquestionably a common theme -- the drinking holiday was much less destructive this year than in years past.

‘365 Days’ Sequel to be Released in May

By now you've probably seen or at least heard about the movie "365 Days: A Year in Happy Valley," which debuted two months ago throughout Pennsylvania. Under the same Porterfield Group umbrella, two students are directing a sequel to that film called "Dear Old State."

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