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September 9, 2016 | By Colt Shaw, STAFF WRITER
Angling to reconcile budgetary constraints with a high payroll, Pennsylvania State University is offering voluntary retirement packages or buyouts to more than 1,200 faculty and staff members. The university said 340 of the targeted employees work on campuses other than University Park and 590 are academic faculty. Those choosing to accept the buyout must do so by Sept. 30. The plan, outlined in a letter sent to staff last week, will help the school community become "active in addressing budgetary and ongoing workforce challenges," president Eric Barron said in a statement.
NEWS
August 27, 2016
ISSUE | DEATH PENALTY A flawed system The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit showed us that the death penalty is a flawed system ("New trial ordered in 1991 slaying," Wednesday). The court ruled Tuesday that the prosecution improperly kept evidence out of the murder trial of James Dennis. That evidence might show that the Philadelphia man did not kill a 17-year-old Olney High School student. The ruling is a victory for Dennis, who has been in prison since 1992 because prosecutors were more interested in getting a conviction than in getting it right.
NEWS
May 27, 2016 | By Susan Snyder, Staff Writer
While some universities can't attract enough students these days, Pennsylvania State University is flush - a little too flush. With hundreds more freshmen than expected accepting admission offers at the main campus in State College this year, the university for the first time is offering a special financial deal to some incoming freshmen: Attend one of the 18 other undergraduate campuses spread throughout the state for the first year, and...
NEWS
June 11, 2016 | By Steve Bohnel, STAFF WRITER
Fury over a six-month sentence handed to a former Stanford University athlete convicted of raping a passed-out student has spread locally on social media and among advocates who fear a chilling effect on victims. "I'm outraged along with the public," said Barbara Ashcroft, an associate professor at Temple University's law school and former chief of the Montgomery County Sex Crimes Unit. "I think when you look at the tone at what is happening with millennials ... we're seeing judges that basically give a slap on the wrist.
NEWS
June 4, 2016 | By Susan Snyder, STAFF WRITER
Nearly 200 Pennsylvania State University freshmen have accepted the school's offer to forgo enrolling at the main campus in State College and attend a regional campus for their first year at a $10,000 to $20,000 discount. Penn State offered the deal to about 2,800 of its 8,600 freshmen admitted to its main campus, and as of Wednesday's deadline, 190 students had signed on, said Clark Brigger, executive director of undergraduate admissions. The university on Thursday planned to extend the offer to 5,000 more freshmen, he said.
NEWS
January 25, 2013 | By Susan Snyder, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The dean of Pennsylvania State University's Dickinson School of Law has announced he will step down effective July 31 to take a position at Peking University, Penn State said Thursday. Philip J. McConnaughay, who also was founding dean of Penn State's School of International Affairs, will become dean of Peking's School of Transnational law in Shenzhen, China, beginning Aug. 1. McConnaughay has led the law school, now with locations at both University Park and Carlisle, since 2002.
SPORTS
September 25, 1990 | By Mayer Brandschain, Special to The Inquirer
Wilson Zehner of the Springhaven Club shot a 1-under-par 71 yesterday and was in a four-way tie for the lead after the opening round of the 36-hole Pennsylvania PGA Championship on the Blue Course of Penn State University in University Park. The winner after today's final round will earn $2,500.
NEWS
February 23, 2016 | By Chris Brennan, Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
February 28, 2016 | By Susan Snyder, Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
September 17, 2016 | By Susan Snyder, Staff Writer
STATE COLLEGE - Pennsylvania State University plans to ask for $25 million more in state funding next year with hope of avoiding a tuition hike. At a presentation to university trustees Thursday, Penn State president Eric Barron acknowledged the request for $350 million - an 11 percent increase over its current allocation - might be a "stretch. " Barron said the university also will look to make $26 million in cuts for the 2017-18 year. That figure does not include savings the school anticipates from staff reductions as part of a voluntary retirement program announced this month.
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September 17, 2016 | By Susan Snyder, Staff Writer
STATE COLLEGE - Pennsylvania State University plans to ask for $25 million more in state funding next year with hope of avoiding a tuition hike. At a presentation to university trustees Thursday, Penn State president Eric Barron acknowledged the request for $350 million - an 11 percent increase over its current allocation - might be a "stretch. " Barron said the university also will look to make $26 million in cuts for the 2017-18 year. That figure does not include savings the school anticipates from staff reductions as part of a voluntary retirement program announced this month.
NEWS
September 9, 2016 | By Colt Shaw, STAFF WRITER
Angling to reconcile budgetary constraints with a high payroll, Pennsylvania State University is offering voluntary retirement packages or buyouts to more than 1,200 faculty and staff members. The university said 340 of the targeted employees work on campuses other than University Park and 590 are academic faculty. Those choosing to accept the buyout must do so by Sept. 30. The plan, outlined in a letter sent to staff last week, will help the school community become "active in addressing budgetary and ongoing workforce challenges," president Eric Barron said in a statement.
NEWS
August 27, 2016
ISSUE | DEATH PENALTY A flawed system The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit showed us that the death penalty is a flawed system ("New trial ordered in 1991 slaying," Wednesday). The court ruled Tuesday that the prosecution improperly kept evidence out of the murder trial of James Dennis. That evidence might show that the Philadelphia man did not kill a 17-year-old Olney High School student. The ruling is a victory for Dennis, who has been in prison since 1992 because prosecutors were more interested in getting a conviction than in getting it right.
NEWS
June 23, 2016 | By Susan Snyder, Staff Writer
Following an extraordinary spurt in freshman enrollment, Pennsylvania State University expects to admit fewer students next spring. That means getting in could be harder. "I am sure we will probably shoot for a target that is a lower number," said Clark Brigger, executive director of undergraduate admissions. Penn State accepted 57 percent of applicants to its main campus in State College for fall 2016 - up from 51 percent the year before. Officials were trying to attract a larger class this spring than the previous year, but not as large as they ended up getting, Brigger said.
NEWS
June 11, 2016 | By Steve Bohnel, STAFF WRITER
Fury over a six-month sentence handed to a former Stanford University athlete convicted of raping a passed-out student has spread locally on social media and among advocates who fear a chilling effect on victims. "I'm outraged along with the public," said Barbara Ashcroft, an associate professor at Temple University's law school and former chief of the Montgomery County Sex Crimes Unit. "I think when you look at the tone at what is happening with millennials ... we're seeing judges that basically give a slap on the wrist.
NEWS
June 4, 2016 | By Susan Snyder, STAFF WRITER
Nearly 200 Pennsylvania State University freshmen have accepted the school's offer to forgo enrolling at the main campus in State College and attend a regional campus for their first year at a $10,000 to $20,000 discount. Penn State offered the deal to about 2,800 of its 8,600 freshmen admitted to its main campus, and as of Wednesday's deadline, 190 students had signed on, said Clark Brigger, executive director of undergraduate admissions. The university on Thursday planned to extend the offer to 5,000 more freshmen, he said.
NEWS
May 27, 2016 | By Susan Snyder, Staff Writer
While some universities can't attract enough students these days, Pennsylvania State University is flush - a little too flush. With hundreds more freshmen than expected accepting admission offers at the main campus in State College this year, the university for the first time is offering a special financial deal to some incoming freshmen: Attend one of the 18 other undergraduate campuses spread throughout the state for the first year, and...
SPORTS
May 23, 2016 | $util.encode.html($!item.byline), INQUIRER STAFF REPORT
Penn's run has come to an end. The Quakers, the seventh seed, lost to unseeded Penn State, 8-4, in the NCAA Division I women's lacrosse tournament quarterfinals at University Park, Pa., on Saturday. The game started well for the Quakers, whose Caroline Cummings and Catherine Dickinson scored the first two goals. But Penn had no answer for the Nittany Lions, who netted six straight goals in a span of 7 minutes, 21 seconds near the end of the opening half. Conversely, the Quakers (15-5)
NEWS
May 5, 2016 | By Susan Snyder, STAFF WRITER
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Watching those Nittany Lion home games may soon become even more palatable. A committee of Pennsylvania State University trustees on Thursday recommended that some fans be allowed to buy alcoholic beverages at Beaver Stadium, the Bryce Jordan Center and other athletic facilities on the University Park campus. The proposal is expected to win full board approval on Friday. Sales would occur only in private and controlled areas - including suites, club seats and reception areas - under the proposal.
NEWS
February 28, 2016 | By Susan Snyder, Staff Writer
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.
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