NOAA’s Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook

(Credit: NOAA) NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center says the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season will likely be below-normal, but that’s no reason to believe coastal areas will have it easy. For the hurricane season, which officially runs from June 1 – November 30, NOAA is predicting a 70 percent likelihood of 6 to 11 named storms (winds […]

Penn Mechanical Engineers Win Top Prizes at the Cornell Cup

The senior design classes held in each of the School of Engineering and Applied Science’s six departments are an opportunity for University of Pennsylvania students to put their skills to the test, by picking a real-world problem and developing a new piece of technology to solve it. These yearlong courses culminate in a Senior Design […]

Mary Ellen Mark, 75, Photographer of Humanity

Michael X. Delli Carpini, dean of the Annenberg School for Communication, and Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of Annenberg Public Policy Center, comment on the death of photographer and alumna Mary Ellen Mark. Article source:

On Being Undocumented

The group of undocumented students who gathered at the City University of New York this month to recognize their selection as scholarship recipients looks more diverse than one might expect. From countries as different as Haiti, Poland, South Korea, and Zambia, all are enrolled at CUNY with the help of TheDream.US scholarship fund. Article source: […]

Asking Too Much, or Not Enough?

This spring, institutions that administered the campus sexual assault survey created by the Association of American Universities found some unexpected critics: students who had been assaulted and their advocates on campus. Article source:

Erie School District Approves Final Preliminary Budget

Faced with a $7.4 million deficit, the Erie School Board has approved a preliminary budget for the upcoming school year. In a unanimous decision, the school board approved the final preliminary budget at East High School on Wednesday evening.  In the budget, there is no tax increase for homeowners. According to Erie School District Superintendent […]

Twenty Employees on Administrative Leave After Child Mishandling Allegations at PSB’s Early Learning Center

Penn State Behrend officials met with concerned parents on Wednesday night after allegations of child abuse shut down the Early Learning Center in Knowledge Park on Monday.  The day care will re-open next week on June 1, but the university is bringing in a third-party company to manage the day care. “Everybody that was working […]

Inside the Workings of Waldameer’s Newest Attraction: The Wave Pool

ERIE— WICU/WSEE has been talking about Waldameer’s $12-million wave pool and water park expansion for about a year now. Now, if you drive by, you’ll notice that the project is finally taking form. “Even in the cold January weather, [crews] are working seven days a week so we’re putting in a lot of effort to […]

Drivers Experience Flat Tires on Busy Stretch of 12th Street

If you take a drive along 12th Street near Interstate-79 in the City of Erie, officials with PennDOT say: Take it slow. A number of drivers in a construction area there, are experiencing flat and blown out tires, due to uneven roads. Erie Police said more than 30 drivers have experienced flat tires, in the […]

Men’s Lax Assistant Myers Named to U.S. U-19 Staff

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