Pennsylvania State University

(The site in which the statue of former Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno stood sits empty after it was removed by workers outside Beaver Stadium on July 22, 2012.  Penn State's president Rodney Erickson made the decision to remove the statue in the wake of the child sex scandal of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. It's believed that Paterno had detailed knowledge of Jerry Sandusky sexually abusing children before and after Sandusky retired from coaching at Penn State.  File photo by Patrick Smith/ Getty Images)

Penn State Trustees Vote To Keep Abiding By NCAA Punishments

A split Penn State Board of Trustees voted 19-8 to continue to comply with the NCAA sanctions, which include a $60-million fine and a ban on postseason play.

08/13/2014

(Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky leaves the Centre County Courthouse after being sentenced in his child sex abuse case.  Credit:  Patrick Smith/ Getty Images)

New Investigation On Missing DA In Sandusky Case

Police are investigating a tip a missing prosecutor connected to former Pennsylvania State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky’s child sex abuse case was killed and dumped in a mine shaft.

09/20/2013

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Penn State Makes 2012 Top Party School List

The list is in, and Penn State made the cut.

08/10/2012

(Pa. auditor general Jack Wagner speaks to reporters in Harrisburg in July 2012.  Credit: Tony Romeo)

Pa. Auditor General Says Penn State’s Presidents Are Too Powerful

At Penn State, auditor general Jack Wagner (photo) says, the president is not only a voting member but also sits as the secretary, setting the agenda for meetings.

07/26/2012

(Gov. Tom Corbett responds to questions regarding his investigation of the Penn State child sex abuse case.  Credit: Tony Romeo)

Gov. Corbett Says Penn State Wasn’t Forthcoming When He Was Pa. Atty. Gen’l

One question that has lingered since the release is why the former FBI director had access to e-mails and other evidence that the attorney general did not.

07/19/2012

(Federal judge and former FBI director Louis Freeh holds a news conference at the Westin Hotel in Philadelphia on the Penn State University child abuse scandal.  Credit: William Thomas Cain/ Getty Images)

Shock and Sadness Emanate From Happy Valley

Reaction to the Freeh report, at least among those with a special interest in it, is rather consistent: shock but no surprise.

07/12/2012

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Penn State Prof’s New Book Examines Past, Future of Pennsylvania Energy Industry

Brian Black’s book also looks at how oil is portrayed in media — from muckracking journalism to “The Beverly Hillbillies.”

04/21/2012

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Penn State Letter To New Students Seeks To Reassure

A letter sent by Penn State’s president to tens of thousands of new and prospective students at the university acknowledges the turmoil raised by the alleged child sex abuse scandal but calls on them to show the high moral character that Penn State would rather be known for.

11/30/2011

(Former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell. Credit: AP)

Rendell Not Quick To Criticize Corbett

Former Governor Rendell, during his first conference call with state capitol reporters since leaving office, deflected questions about Governor Tom Corbett’s criticisms.

04/04/2011

Blind College Students Shut Out Online

College web pages are widely inaccessible to blind students at 183 colleges surveyed and many have no centralized way to ensure that online courses comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

12/27/2010

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