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The numbers behind Penn State’s 535 percent tuition hike over 3 decades

Pennsylvania’s auditor general on Thursday released a report on his findings and called the tuition growth ‘outrageous.’

Penn State Students, Administrators React To Critical Performance Report

STATE COLLEGE—The state auditor general calls the tuition at Penn State University “ridiculously expensive.” “I like him because he called it out, so, I like that,” said Penn State student Tessa Miller. Eugene DePasquale’s report highlights tuition that has risen 535 percent since 1986. “The different universities that I’ve looked at, it definitely is pricey, (but) I think the demand of students that want to come here for that price is enough for them to keep it where it is […]

DA: Hearing in Penn State pledge’s fatal fall will include video

Members of the now-shuttered Beta Theta Pi are due in court on Monday.

Members of a Penn State fraternity facing charges related to the death earlier this year of a pledge after …

See why Penn State star’s father is suing bus company

Alibay Barkley said he was wrongly arrested on a LANTA bus due to his race.

The father of Penn State star football player Saquon Barkley claims he was wrongly accused of not…

Jay Paterno Elected to Penn State Board of Trustees

STATE COLLEGE — Jay Paterno has been elected to the Penn State’s Board of Trustees. Jay Paterno is a former Penn State assistant football coach, and of course, the son of legendary head coach Joe Paterno, who was fired by the school in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal. Paterno was the top vote-getter in the alumni elections for University Trustee. Alumni vote to fill nine seats, and three are on the ballot each year. Paterno will begin his new […]

PSU Students React After Fraternity and Members Charged With Death

STATE COLLEGE– For many, this is a weekend of celebration in state college for family and friends and soon-to-be graduates of Penn State University. But in the midst of all this, come criminal charges against 18 fraternity members and the fraternity, itself for a hazing death. “That’s pretty horrible, that goes without saying. I’m glad something is being done,” said Susan Amidon, a Penn State senior from Bethlehem. Prosecutors say in February, 19-year old Timothy Piazza of New Jersey died […]

Nittany Lions Pleased With Blue-White Game

The Blue-White Game is usually not a good barometer to find out which players are going to impact the program come fall. The 15 spring practices before the game are more important and that’s where Penn State has a comfort level. There’s more depth in past seasons and 18 returning players started at least six games last season. “I thought we really accomplished our goals,” Penn State head coach James Franklin said. “We were able to develop some depth, get […]

Penn State Community Reacts To Spanier Verdict

STATE COLLEGE — Former Penn State President Graham Spanier was found guilty of one count of endangering the welfare of children by a jury in Dauphin County Friday. The jury also found him not guilty of another count of endangerment and conspiracy to endanger children. “There are zero excuses when it comes to failing to report the abuse of children to the appropriate authorities,” said Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro. Prosecutors say they’re glad jurors found Spanier responsible for not […]

Students Shocked as Penn State Administrators Plead Guilty

CENTRE COUNTY — Students at Penn State Main Campus came back from spring break on the same day two former Penn State administrators were in court. Former athletic director Tim Curley and former Penn State vice president Gary Schultz pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor of endangering the welfare of children. The two men were charged with helping cover up assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky’s abuse of boys after it was reported to them that he was caught in the act. […]

Ex-Penn State administrators plead guilty in Sandusky coverup

Tim Curley and Gary Schultz, who has Lehigh Valley ties, pleaded guilty to reduced charges.

Two former Penn State administrators accused of covering up child sexual abuse allega…