Technology Helps Unlock Secrets of Mummies

Janet Monge of the Museum says, “Ancient mummies are an especially rich source of information about past human biological conditions as they originated worldwide and from different cultures and time periods.” Article source: http://www.upenn.edu/pennnews/penn-in-the-news/technology-helps-unlock-secrets-mummies

College Admissions, Frozen in Time

Let’s consider, just for a minute, the toad. Go on, imagine one sitting right there, all lumpy and leathery-skinned. To understand the college-admissions process, flawed and often frustrating, it helps to ponder this awkward amphibian. Don’t just take my word for it, take B. Alden Thresher’s. In his 1966 book, College Admissions and the Public […]

Rib Fest Begins Wednesday Despite Perry Square Construction

Anyone who has been downtown lately has seen a big change at Perry Square.  The western section of the park is fenced in, there’s construction equipment inside, and renovation work is underway.  So, how will that affect this year’s Rib Fest that begins tomorrow? The west side of Perry Square is space where many of […]

Overgrown Grass Frustrates Erie Neighbors

It’s growing season, and for some Erie neighbors, overgrown grass has become neighborhood eyesores. But apparently, it’s an issue that’s being resolved. Many neighbors we spoke with weren’t happy, because while they are spending time and money taking care of their yards, their neighbor’s law was growing out of control. At a home along east […]

National Contract Talks Start Next Week for GE and Unions

Next week, General Electric starts national contract talks with its unions.  That of course impacts workers at the Erie GE plant.  We talked with Scott Slawson, UE 506 president, and with GE global supply chain vice president Richard Simpson about the impending talks. While both are approaching the contract talks with a positive outlook, each […]

Memorial Day Brings Family Fun And Tradition At Presque Isle

PRESQUE ISLE —- A trip to Pennsylvania’s most visited state park, Presque Isle, is a lifelong tradition for many people on this Memorial Day holiday. “I’ve been coming here for 30-35 years,” says fisherman Gary Danko.  “It’s a great getaway,” says Tarella Mimidis from Pittsburgh. “[It’s a] home away from home, and the bike trail, […]

Man Killed, Woman Injured in Motorcycle Accident

One person is dead and another is injured following a motorcycle crash in Greenfield Township. The accident happened around 6:00 p.m. Monday at 9998 State Line Road near the New York and Pennsylvania border. According state police, 69-year-old Russell Cockburn made a right turn onto State Line Road, when he lost control of his trike […]

Penn State Behrend Suspends Operations of Early Learning Center

The Penn State Behrend Early Learning Center is now temporarily closed following two allegations of non-sexual physical contact with a child. According to the college, the accusations include the rough handling of a child by moving or lifting them by their arm. The center serves about 60 children, between six weeks and six years old. […]

Women’s Soccer Announces Incoming Class

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Wrestling Has Four Named NWCA All-Academic

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Glenn Finalist in TD Ameritrade Fans’ Choice Award

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Town Hall for faculty, staff to open dialogue with leadership, discuss direction

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – A University Town Hall Meeting to discuss necessary strategic and operational changes at Penn State is planned for 3:30 to 5 p.m. on  June 2 in the Boardroom of the Nittany Lion Inn on the University Park campus with Provost Nick Jones and Senior Vice President David Gray. The meeting is […]

5210 campaign makes healthy living easier for military families

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.– The Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness at Penn State announced the launch of the 5210 Healthy Military Children and 5210 Healthy Children messaging campaigns. The campaigns were developed by research and evaluation scientists from the Clearinghouse with support from a partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of […]

University officials withdraw KDR fraternity recognition for three years

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State’s Kappa Delta Rho fraternity has lost its recognition on the University Park campus due to “a persistent series of deeply troubling activities,” according to University leaders, who have reversed a decision by the student-led Interfraternity Council (IFC), the governing body for fraternities at Penn State. The withdrawal of recognition […]