March 11, 2016
ISSUE | PA. BUDGET Farming threatened We are all hidden victims of the state budget crisis and lawmakers who refuse to compromise, but now we're facing deep cuts to programs that help put food on our tables. Penn State's agricultural extension programs are national leaders in innovation, and the state's small investment pays off massively. Universities such as Penn State do the research and provide modern methods to our farmers - and the savings are passed on to us. These agricultural extensions are not funded through tuition, but through the state's annual budget.
March 3, 2016
ISSUE | PA. BUDGET STALEMATE Don't play politics with university students We, the student-body presidents of Pennsylvania's four state-related universities, have joined to voice the growing frustration and worries of 110,000 students. Because of gridlock in Harrisburg, Penn State, Temple, Pitt, and Lincoln University face the prospect of receiving zero dollars in state allocations this year - a $600 million shortfall ("Threat of layoffs at Penn State," Saturday). If action is not taken, tuition increases, staff layoffs, and program cuts will be needed.
February 28, 2016 |
HERSHEY - Pennsylvania State University will lay off 1,100 employees and shut down its agricultural extension offices this summer if the state doesn't soon release its funding, president Eric Barron warned Friday. "This is an incredibly serious issue," Barron told the university's trustees. His prediction, delivered during the board's monthly meeting, was among the most dire in the eight-month budget impasse, one that has particularly punished Pennsylvania's four state-related universities.
February 27, 2016 |
Matt Limegrover knows he has much work ahead of him as Penn State's new offensive line coach. The Nittany Lions' line has not been up to Big Ten standards in two years under head coach James Franklin, having allowed 83 sacks during that period. But Limegrover, who was hired Jan. 13 after five seasons as offensive coordinator and offensive line coach at Minnesota, said there is talent - mostly young talent - on the unit and that he'll work to find the best five when spring practice begins next month.
February 23, 2016 |
Penn State's Thon, the world's largest student-run philanthropy, culminated a year of fund-raising Sunday with a dance marathon that helped raise $9.77 million. The group raises money to fund pediatric cancer research and to help the families of children diagnosed with cancer. At the Bryce Jordan Center in University Park in front of a crowd estimated at times to be 15,000, 708 dancers managed to stay awake and on their feet for 46 hours. Lily Beatty, a supply-chain management major who serves as public relations manager for the event, said the students who run Thon and the university's administration still are reviewing safety measures around the practice of "canning," when students spread out across several states to collect roadside donations.
February 21, 2016
Natalie Kucowski, St. Basil, junior, basketball. Interest: American, Penn, Lafayette, among others. Vaughn Covington, Neumann-Goretti, senior guard, basketball. Offer: Virginia Military Institute. Interest: NJIT. Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree, Neumann-Goretti, junior, forward, basketball. Offers: Villanova, Temple, St. Joseph's, Miami, Southern California, Penn State. Antwuan Butler, Del-Val Charter, sophomore, guard, basketball. Interest: Dayton, Cincinnati, La Salle, Tulane, Southern Methodist.
February 21, 2016 |
Hello there They met in summer 2001, before the start of their senior year at Council Rock High School, when his friend was dating hers. Then school began, and another of Evin's friends asked Brett to be her date to the fall dance. Not understanding his mumbled answer, and, this being high school, she asked Evin to find out Brett's intent. "I'm going," he told Evin. "But just to hang out with you. " Despite that movie-worthy line, nothing happened at the dance. But Brett and Evin began talking more at school, and hanging out more together outside school.
February 10, 2016 |
Louis Wm. Martini, 86, of Springfield, Delaware County, and Naples, Fla., a family physician who practiced in Philadelphia and then Upper Darby, died Thursday, Feb. 4, of pancreatic cancer at home. For more than 40 years, Dr. Martini cared for his patients in an attentive, personal manner. He retired in 1994 after experiencing health problems. "He did everything for his patients, from delivering their babies to being there to comfort them at the end of their lives," his family said.
February 9, 2016 |
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Jordan Norwood was out of football in 2013. He spent the 2014 season on injured reserve after he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. On Sunday, the Broncos wide receiver set a Super Bowl record with a 61-yard punt return in the second quarter. The Penn State product fielded a high-arching 28-yard punt, and the Panthers appeared to think he had called for a fair catch. But Norwood never raised his hand. He escaped from two initial would-be tacklers - Colin Jones and Teddy Williams - at the 25 and raced around the corner down to the Carolina 14. "It was a short punt," Norwood said.