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Penn State responds to grand jury report

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 2:32pm
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Today (Dec. 15) the Centre County District Attorney issued a grand jury report related to Penn State’s Greek life organizations. Penn State officials were only permitted to see a limited portion of the report in advance. Below is the University’s statement related to the grand jury report. “The Penn State community continues to mourn the death of Timothy Piazza and all victims of hazing across the nation. The University will not forget these tragic deaths, as we continue our efforts to change the Greek-life culture. Our new safety and reform initiatives represent a significant departure from the Greek system’s broken self-governance model and provide a pathway to improving student safety here and nationwide. The University is seeing the Grand Jury recommendations today for the first time, and I have asked the University’s Greek Response team, a group of senior administrators, to carefully review the recommendations to see how they may further inform our aggressive efforts already taken. Penn State strongly disagrees with many characterizations of the University and our record of action as presented by the District Attorney, but we remain deeply committed to turning the pain and anguish of this tragedy into reforms that continue to improve the safety and well-being of our students,” said President Eric J. Barron.

Penn State graduates its first students in data analytics

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 10:16am
Penn State’s master’s degree in data analytics will graduate its first students at the University’s fall commencement on Saturday, Dec. 16.

University Police promotes five to serve as district commanders across the state

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 6:52pm
Penn State University Police and Public Safety has promoted five individuals to the rank of deputy chief, effective Jan. 2, 2018. The deputy chiefs will be assigned as district commanders under a new centralized structure that will unify and streamline police operations at all Penn State Commonwealth Campuses.

'Midnight Clear' for snow removal declared for tonight

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 5:33pm
The Office of Physical Plant has declared a "Midnight Clear" for snow removal from midnight tonight through 7 a.m. Friday morning.

The year in review, in news and images: A look back at 2017 at Penn State

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 10:32am
As 2017 draws to a close, we review a small, representative selection of achievements and visual reflections on the year at Penn State, from among the many University-wide accomplishments in academics, research, athletics, student life and entrepreneurship. View a photo gallery and collection of news highlights at

The Medical Minute: Toy safety tips for the holidays – and year-round

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 9:41am
Pretty much all toys can look inviting to children. But it’s important for adults who are buying toys this holiday season to look beyond the flashing lights and cool noises to make sure they are safe.

Medical Center honored for sustainability

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 9:34am
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center has received two awards for its sustainable practices from the United States Green Building Council Central Pennsylvania.

Penn State announces fall 2017 commencement events and speakers

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 4:05pm
This fall approximately 4,818 Penn State students will receive their diplomas. University-wide there will be 246 associate, 3309 baccalaureate, 980 master's, 10 law and 273 doctoral degrees awarded. Following is a compilation of commencement ceremonies and speaker information for Penn State's 24 locations.

Penn State Beaver joins local universities in creating historic partnership

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 4:04pm
Penn State Beaver, the Community College of Beaver County, Geneva College and Robert Morris University unveiled the Bridges and Pathways College Partnership, a consortium dedicated to improving the lives of Beaver Valley residents through access to education, cultural events and economic opportunities.

Changes to University Park parking and transit services during winter break

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 1:50pm
Transportation Services has announced changes to University Park campus parking and transit services during the University's winter break.

Changes to parking and transit services during winter break

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 1:50pm
Transportation Services has announced changes to campus parking and transit services during the University's winter break.

Trustees to meet via phone on Dec. 15 to discuss Penn State's medical enterprise

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:49am
A special meeting of the Penn State Board of Trustees will be held via conference call at 3 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 15. The purpose of this is to consider a matter involving the University's medical enterprise. This meeting is open to the public for listening purposes on an audio feed at online.

We Are ... wherever you are: Penn State marks 125 years of distance learning

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 11:00am
In 1892, for the first time, Penn State offered a way for people to learn without coming to the campus in State College. More than a century later, students from around the world have access to a Penn State education.

WorkLion launches across the Commonwealth

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 8:00pm
WorkLion, the University’s new human resources portal, including the new HR and payroll system, Workday, launched on Dec. 10. These technologies will be utilized by faculty, staff, technical service employees, student employees, and graduate assistants and fellows across Penn State’s colleges, campuses and administrative units.

National African American History Museum director to join WPSU show Dec. 17

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 9:00am
Lonnie G. Bunch III, founding director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, will join Penn State President Eric J. Barron during the next episode of WPSU Penn State’s “Digging Deeper.” The show will air at 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 17, on WPSU-TV.

Things to Do at Penn State: Dec. 7-31

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 2:54pm
The Arboretum at Penn State's Winter Celebration, Tuba Christmas at Penn State Behrend, De-Stress Fest and the start of Hanukkah are among the cultural highlights at the University this weekend and next week.

Researchers receive $950,000 to develop pest controls for organic mushrooms

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 11:55am
Researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences have received a three-year, $950,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, to develop a suite of organic management options for three of the most challenging mushroom pests.

Students aim to reimagine transportation through electric bike social enterprise

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 7:20am
A group of Penn State students is getting charged up by Project BYOB, or "Bring Your Own Bike," a student-driven initiative that is working to create an environmentally friendly transportation system by converting standard bicycles to electric.

Penn State statement on Supreme Court order on Trump travel ban

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 10:03pm
The University has issued a statement following the Supreme Court's Dec. 4 order allowing President Donald Trump's travel policy to go into full effect.

Increased cybersecurity measures to be added to Penn State wireless service

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 5:00pm
To increase cybersecurity measures at Penn State and ensure the reliability of the University’s network Penn State IT will be installing a new firewall platform in front of Penn State’s wireless service on Jan. 4, 2018. This change should be transparent and have no impact to Penn State wireless users. However, applications that don’t adhere to the new firewall rulesets based on Administrative Policy AD95 may be blocked.


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