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Day: July 11, 2014

Board of Trustees Approve Tuition, Budget, Officers, Emeritus Trustees

The Board of Trustees met at Penn State Schuylkill today, where it approved a tuition increase, budget, and new officers.

Trustee Al Lord Proposes Resolution To Finish Freeh Investigation

Trustee Al Lord proposed a resolution at the end of today's Board of Trustees meeting at Penn State Schuylkill that the Board of Trustees should "finish" the investigation conducted by Louis Freeh. The board will vote on the resolution after executive discussion during its September meeting scheduled for Sept. 18-19.

Eric Barron Delivers Comprehensive Address on Affordability to Board Of Trustees

In President Eric Barron's his first official address to the board, he used a graph-heavy powerpoint to explain his outlook on fixing student accountability and debt in an informative, professor-like manner that took about 40 minutes.

Jordan Lucas Named to Jim Thorpe Award Watch List

Penn State football players keep seeing their names on preseason watch lists, with Jordan Lucas being named to his second this week.

Lucas has been named to the Jim Thorpe Award watch list, which honors the best defensive back in the nation. Last season, Lucas was tied for third in the Big Ten with 16 passes defended, leading the team with 45 solo tackles. He was also tied for the team lead with three interceptions, cementing himself as one of the stalwarts of the Nittany Lions' defense.

Joe’s Bench Statue Revealed, Actually Doesn’t Include A Bench, Now It Might Again

The design for the Joe's Bench project was revealed yesterday, showing that there actually won't be a bench with the statue at all.

Altoona Student in Bomb-Making Case Takes Plea

Penn State Altoona engineering student Vladislav Miftakhov accepted a plea deal for making and possessing a bomb in his apartment earlier this year. Miftakhov, who was born in Russia but moved to the United States when he was four, entered his guilty plea Thursday on one count of manufacturing explosive devices without a license. Sentencing guidelines say he faces up to 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and three years of supervised release.

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