Author: Megan Fleming
While you’re getting dressed in green and tattooing yourself with shamrocks, university administrators and police officers are preparing for their least favorite “holiday” — State Patty’s Day.
At the Board of Trustees Legal and Compliance committee meeting, Athletic Director Sandy Barbour gave a presentation where she ultimately recommended selling alcohol at Penn State athletic facilities.
In the second committee meeting of the morning, the Finance, Business, and Capital Planning recommended the approval of a $155 (3.05 percent) room and board semester increase for next year. The committee also recommended the approval of a $235,000 increase in the operating budget of the White Building, Rec Hall, and the Natatorium.
A 66 year old man was killed while crossing the street on Wednesday night on East Park Ave. The State College Police are investigating the fatal pedestrian crash, which occurred at 6:50 p.m. at the intersection with McKee St.
The Penn State Board of Trustees will convene on Friday in Hershey after a busy day of committee meetings coming up today.
PETA awarded its Compassionate Fire Department Award to the Alpha Fire Company for its rescue of Skye. “These determined firefighters were all that stood between this dog and a slow, lonely, agonizing death,” PETA Senior Director Colleen O’Brien said in a release
President Eric Barron publicly criticized state legislators in light of the budget crisis that has left schools without funding and students without financial aid. The message was clear: “There are only two options here: Choose to invest in our future or continue to punish our students and employees while elected officials battle over unrelated issues.”