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Day: April 2, 2014

GSA Candidate Addresses Healthcare Debate

Graduate student after graduate student in recent weeks have approached colleagues, faculty members and administrators with a heavy burden. Ever since late February when graduate students were notified en masse that their health care costs would significantly increase, fears about “Can I stay in school? How will I feed my family?” have dominated the minds of graduate students.

Report: TE Breneman To Miss Remainder Of Spring Practice

For a team already battling scholarship reductions, the injury bug is a nasty, unwelcome pest. It seems, however, that Penn State has caught its cruel sting, suffering another blow to an already thin depth chart. According to Blue White Illustrated’s Ryan Snyder, tight end Adam Breneman will miss the remainder of spring practice due to […]

UPUA Executive Candidates In High Spirits On Election Day

With all three UPUA presidential candidates making their final campaign pushes on Election Day, morale is high within the executive tickets' camps in what has been a closely contested race.

Rodney Erickson, In His Own Words

Erickson is not average, nor was his task. He was close to retirement from his role of vice president and provost before being thrown into the president’s role on Nov. 9, 2011, during tremendous tumult. Penn State’s darkest days followed: Criminal charges and convictions for former employees, its football program nearly put into a coma, a once-sterling reputation smeared; and it was up to the man who’d been on staff since 1977 to see it through. When he accepted the role on that day, he said he did so under “circumstances I never could have imagined.”

Your 2014 UPUA Election Day Guide

The day you’ve all been waiting for is finally here. After two and change weeks of campaigning, the UPUA elections will be held today. Headlined by three executive tickets, there are plenty of choices to make on this year’s ballot when you vote for the Ninth Assembly of student government representatives. Here’s a guide to today’s election with everything you need to know about the candidates and today's election.

Penn State Basketball: The Lost Season

The team's season has been over for a little more than week. Let's take a look back on the 2013-14 Penn State Nittany Lion basketball team.

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