Author Lexi Shimkonis
Ray Walker, Penn State’s oldest alumnus, passed away this morning in his home at age 105 — or “living his 106th year,” as I’m sure he’d prefer to put it.
The Piazza family said on the Today Show there was “disregard for human life” on the night Tim Piazza fell down the stairs at Beta Theta Pi and he was treated as “roadkill” and a “rag doll.”
Timothy Piazza’s family and girlfriend appeared on CBS’ This Morning to discuss their son’s death at Beta Theta Pi.
Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller appeared on the Today Show this morning to comment on the investigation into Timothy Piazza’s death at Beta Theta Pi, noting that people are going to be surprised “who knew what” when the full Grand Jury report and recommendation comes out.
Evidence uncovered in the Beta Theta Pi investigation and grand jury report shows that the members of the fraternity actively worked to cover up what happened to Timothy Piazza on bid acceptance night.
Incumbent alumni trustees Alice Pope and Bob Jubelirer were elected to the Board as well as newcomer and well-known Penn Stater Jay Paterno.
“The Grandy Jury concludes that the death of Timothy Piazza was not a result of isolated conduct or a simple mistake (i.e. negligence). Rather, the Grand Jury concludes that Timothy Piazza died as a direct result of the extremely reckless conduct of the Beta Theta Pi Fraternity who operated within the permissive atmosphere fostered b the Pennsylvania State University Interfraternity Council,” the presentment reads.
The full Grand Jury Presentment stemming from the investigation into Beta Theta Pi fraternity, courtesy of the District Attorney’s office.
All Time Low’s Movin’ On performance was fun, I guess, but not really the trip down memory lane that most of the college-aged crowd was hoping for.
The Board of Trustees announced this morning that it will rename the College of Communications in appreciation of a $30 million endowment from 1961 alum Donald P. Bellisario.
University Police are seeking information on an individual (or individuals) or who reportedly filmed or photographed students while they were showering in West Halls.
“It is time to stop trying to save reputations and repeating the same failed approaches, because that will not make Penn State a better and safer place. It is time to address these problems head on, together,” the letter reads.
Board of Trustees Chairman Ira Lubert and Vice Chairman Mark Dambly called Al Lord’s remarks about Sandusky victims “offensive and embarrassing” and recommend he step down from his seat on the Board immediately.
Penn State Trustee Al Lord released a statement apologizing for any pain his previous comment may have caused the “actual victims” of Jerry Sandusky.
Disappointed and outraged by the university’s strict and long-term Greek regulations, students are planning to converge on Old Main Lawn tonight at 5 p.m. to peacefully protest.
Katie Jordan and Alex Shockley decisively won the 2017 UPUA election tonight, marking the fifth time in six years that the current vice president took the next logical step to the assembly’s top spot.
Marina Cotarelo, a graduate student in higher education and GPSA Vice President, announced this morning that she will pursue a seat on the State College Borough Council.
UPUA hosted a panel on diversity and inclusion during the Board of Trustees’ Committee on Academic Affairs and Student Life this afternoon.
With State Patty’s Day — aka “The Weekend That Must Not Be Named” — coming up, State College Police have begun their yearly crusade to discourage the event.
The next step in the comprehensive East Halls renovation includes the erection of a new building along Curtin Road and the complete renovations of Pennypacker and McKean Halls.
The Board of Trustees’ Committee on Finance, Business, and Captial Planning approved a university-wide 3.15 percent increase to Penn State’s room and board rates for 2017-18.