March 6, 2014 |
A new coalition of Pennsylvania State University alumni, touting a focus on the future rather than the tumultuous recent past, is backing a slate for three seats on the board of trustees. Calling itself "Upward State," the group includes three past presidents of the university's alumni association. It aims to make the university more affordable and accessible, and emphasize academic excellence. The group also wants a student to get a permanent seat on the board upon election by the student body.
March 4, 2014 |
Kevin "Yogi" Ferrell scored 20 points and Will Sheehey added 19 Sunday, leading Indiana past No. 22 Ohio State, 72-64, in Bloomington, Ind. It was the second consecutive win for the Hoosiers (17-12, 7-9 Big Ten) - both over ranked teams in the last four days. The Buckeyes (22-8, 9-8) lost their second straight. George Washington 66, George Mason 58 - Maurice Creek hit three consecutive three-pointers to open the second half and finished with 22 points as the Colonials (21-7, 9-5 Atlantic Ten)
March 3, 2014
Danced hearts out Over the fall and through the winter, young men and women from Penn State could be seen shivering at street corners across Pennsylvania with cans in hand - collecting donations for THON, the student-run dance marathon supporting families whose kids are suffering from pediatric cancer. By the time of the event on the last weekend in February, they had raised a record amount, more than $13 million. Of course, not all that was collected at street corners: Penn State alums, corporations, and donors big and small also supported this good cause.
February 26, 2014 |
Two of Southeastern Pennsylvania's top football prospects in the Class of 2015 committed Monday afternoon to play at Penn State. Archbishop Wood inside linebacker Jake Cooper and Great Valley defensive end Ryan Buchholz, both three-star prospects according to Rivals.com, pledged to new head coach James Franklin and the Nittany Lions during a visit to State College. Franklin, who played quarterback at Neshaminy and East Stroudsburg, already has landed three area players. Wood's Ryan Bates, a 6-foot-5, 280-pound offensive tackle and four-star recruit, committed to Penn State earlier this month.
February 26, 2014 |
Philadelphia's top crime-fighter wants to take on new territory: District Attorney Seth Williams said Monday he is seeking a seat on Pennsylvania State University's board of trustees. Williams is a 1989 graduate and a "legacy" - his father went to Penn State in the 1940s when black students couldn't live on campus by way of unofficial school policy. During his own time there, Williams said, he headed the black student caucus, led a march from Penn State to Harrisburg protesting the school's investments in South Africa and was president of student government in his senior year.
February 24, 2014 |
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - When Eric Barron took over as president of Florida State University in early 2010, the school wasn't in trouble. It was in crisis. Dozens of faculty and staff had been laid off, whole departments shuttered or merged, everyone upset by the profound budget cuts imposed by the state legislature. Teachers had lost confidence in the ability of FSU leaders to speak truthfully about the school's deteriorating finances and what that meant for the future. "They had these different faces they wore for different audiences," said professor Sandra Lewis, coordinator of the Visual Disabilities Program.
February 23, 2014 |
INDIANAPOLIS - Johnny Manziel had swept into the interview room here at Lucas Oil Stadium like a prizefighter with an entourage, reporters shuffling in front of him and hustling behind him, as he positioned himself atop a riser and behind a podium early Friday afternoon. Here was the star of the second day of the NFL combine, ready to state his case as the best quarterback prospect in this year's draft, and all the reporters and analysts on hand paid him their attention. But the man who controls Manziel's fate hadn't entered yet. Bill O'Brien came in next, taking the podium at the opposite end of the room.
February 19, 2014 |
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - A still-fractured Pennsylvania State University came together Monday in perhaps its most unified showing since the child sex-abuse scandal erupted, as its board of trustees unanimously voted to hire a new president. Eric J. Barron, a climatologist with 20 years' experience at Penn State who most recently served as president of Florida State University, will start on or before May 12. "I hope the winds of change are blowing in the form of a renowned climatologist named Eric J. Barron," said university trustee Anthony Lubrano.
February 18, 2014
Archbishop Wood High junior offensive lineman Ryan Bates has committed to play football at Penn State. The 6-5, 285-pound Warrington resident was a Daily News first-team All-City selection last season for the Class AAA PIAA champion Vikings. Bates is rated a four-star recruit, according to Rivals.com, and had offers from Miami, South Carolina, Ohio State, Auburn, Virginia, Temple, Boston College, Maryland, Georgia Tech, Pitt and Duke. - Aaron Carter