Pa. House Democrats renew call for end to blockade on state-related university aid

BY: - September 26, 2023

Nearly three months after House Republican leaders blocked tuition aid for Pennsylvania’s state-related universities, Democratic lawmakers have renewed pressure on the GOP to stop keeping college students in limbo over “culture war” issues. “Republicans are allowing their party’s extremists to legislate away the futures of Pennsylvania students based on the fabrication that Pitt is engaged […]


Broadband access for all starts with transparent data | Opinion

BY: - May 30, 2023

Decision makers should use every resource available to make informed choices about which areas of the state need broadband grant funding.


County-by-county data on Pa.’s opioid deaths during pandemic defied stereotypes | Opinion

BY: - March 22, 2023

By Brian King, Andrea Rishworth,  Louisa M. Holmes, and Ruchi Patel The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. The big idea The COVID-19 pandemic intensified the opioid epidemic, according to our new research, which finds that opioid overdoses increased in Pennsylvania in 2020 compared with 2018 and 2019. Yet general trends […]

First Line Dance at THON 2020 Feb. 21, 2020. Photo by Delicia Daniels

Penn State THON changing lives, and the world, for the better | Opinion

BY: - February 17, 2023

The annual dance marathon is much more than just a fundraiser. It helps students, families, and researchers.

A man cools off in a fountain.

How hot is too hot for the human body? These Penn State experts explain | Opinion

BY: - July 7, 2022

Our lab found heat + humidity gets dangerous faster than many people realize.


Higher education innovation, statewide investment are the keys to growth in Pa. | Opinion 

BY: - March 3, 2022

Penn State looks forward to working with the Legislature to secure this key funding in the final budget agreement.


There’s as much noise as news and it’s getting harder to tell one from the other | Opinion

BY: - October 25, 2021

Realistically, though, most of us have other things to do than devote a large chunk of our day to perusing the websites of multiple news outlets to learn whether they’re all reporting more or less the same things. We have to trust. But whom do we trust?

States poised to allow college athletes to profit off their name, image, and likeness

BY: - June 7, 2021

Statutes in five states, including Georgia and Florida, will go into effect July 1.


Mass shootings are rare. Gun suicides are much more common, and kill more Americans | Opinion

BY: - March 30, 2021

Gun violence as a whole is much more common, and much more deadly, than mass shootings are.


The current U.S. healthcare system poses a threat to Hispanics. This is why | Opinion

BY: - October 19, 2020

Like many Americans, U.S.-born Hispanics increasingly face a high risk of obesity and obesity-related health complications such as diabetes and heart disease.


How Penn State has risen to the research challenge during COVID-19 | Opinion

BY: - September 23, 2020

At Penn State University, where I oversee the research enterprise, we are steadfast in our commitment to making the world a better place.


After the civil rights era, white Americans failed to support systemic change to end racism. Will they now? | Opinion

BY: - August 14, 2020

In principle, whites support efforts to end racism. But in practice, they have long been unwilling to support the fundamental change needed to do that.