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Pa. state-related university leaders make a case for increased funds ahead of 2022-23 budget

BY: - March 3, 2022

Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat who leaves office this year, has proposed a 5 percent increase in funds for state-related universities.

Penn State to require COVID-19 vaccine for all University Park employees

BY: - October 13, 2021

All employees at the Penn State's University Park campus, regardless of whether they work on a federal contract, must provide proof of vaccination by Dec. 8.

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Vaccines could affect how the coronavirus evolves. But don’t skip your shot | Opinion

BY: - September 5, 2021

In the history of human and animal vaccines, there have not been many cases of vaccine-driven evolution. But in every one of them, individuals and populations have always been better off when vaccinated.

Penn State won’t mandate COVID-19 vaccines, prompting questions about priorities

BY: - August 13, 2021

Penn State University is doubling down on its decision not to enact a COVID-19 vaccine mandate — spurring accusations that its top officials are putting state funding ahead of community safety.

It’s a ‘win-win.’ Pa. lawmakers, student-athletes celebrate name, image, likeness legislation

BY: - July 12, 2021

The new legislation makes Pennsylvania the 25th state to give student-athletes NIL rights.

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Looking to provide ‘support my generation didn’t have’ Penn State alum gifts $1M to LGBTQIA student center | Frank Pizzoli

BY: - February 23, 2021

The largest gift in the center’s history, Conrad’s commitment will provide an expanded home for the campus’s LGBTQ+ and ally communities while enhancing its future programming.

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In appealing to ‘give each other a chance,’ Biden recalls the democratic charity of Abraham Lincoln | Opinion

BY: - November 13, 2020

On Nov. 7, when President-elect Joe Biden urged in his address that we “give each other a chance,” his words summoned Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural address of 1865.

Pennsylvania foster kids will be able to attend college tuition-free in 2020. But the law could be even stronger, advocates say

BY: - September 10, 2019

Experts says Pennsylvania colleges and universities could help foster youth by waiving the cost of room and board.

At Penn State stop, Democrat Beto O’Rourke brings the 2020 fight for the White House to Pa.

BY: - March 19, 2019

The Texas Democrat traveled to a key state for 2020.

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Opioid crisis shows partnering with industry can be bad for public health | Opinion

BY: - March 7, 2019

The interests of pharmaceutical companies and public health are not the same. Industry dollars can distort research agendas, while framing health challenges and solutions in ways that benefit corporations.