Penn State Admi$$ion$: The Changing Admissions Landscape in a Post-COVID Era

Last year, Penn State University President Eric Barron announced that standardized test scores (aka, the SAT Test) would not be required in admissions applications. The rationale behind that change was reasonable: due to COVID restrictions, the SAT Board drastically scaled back the opportunities for high school students to take the SAT, and many students might … Continue reading Penn State Admi$$ion$: The Changing Admissions Landscape in a Post-COVID Era

PSU Athletics: In-Classroom success under Sandy Barbour

Penn State President Eric Barron leads applause as he invites Sandy Barbour to join him at the table. Barbour was named athletic director for Penn State, and took over the position on August 18, 2014.Photo Credit: Annemarie Mountz Sandy Barbour has now been at the helm of Penn State Athletics for seven academic years. Her … Continue reading PSU Athletics: In-Classroom success under Sandy Barbour

Saying good bye to Ira Lubert, and a ponderance.

Long-time PSU Trustee Ira Lubert resigned on December 7th, 2020 - the same day as Pearl Harbor Day, appropriately enough given Ira Lubert's track record as the implementer of His "Sneak Attack" Sandusky Claimant settlements. Ira Lubert, long-time PSU Trustee In actuality, Lubert didn't really "resign", he was "termed out". Penn State Trustees have a … Continue reading Saying good bye to Ira Lubert, and a ponderance.

NIL is coming, is Penn State Ready?

The Changing Landscape of NCAA Control: Names Image and Likeness The Nittany Lions celebrate after Penn State won a thrilling season opener with a 36sdkfsldfkj-yard field goal as time expired to defeat the University of Central Florida 26-24 in the Croke Park Classic in Dublin, Ireland. Photo by Mark Selders Photo courtesy: @GoPSUsports.com 30 August … Continue reading NIL is coming, is Penn State Ready?

How Engaged are Penn State Trustees?

As many are aware, Penn State has a 38-member Board of Trustees. Penn State's Board is approximately three times the size of the average board of Big Ten Universities. Why?Many governance experts - including former PA Auditor General Eugene DePasquale and PA Congressman John Yudichak - have stated that the size of the Board makes … Continue reading How Engaged are Penn State Trustees?

Ira Lubert’s Black Box: The Sandusky Claimant Settlements

As Ira Lubert leaves the Penn State Board (because, after 15 years on the Board, he exceeded the Board's 12 year term limit) lets look back at Lubert's tenure as a Penn State Trustee. Among all of Lubert's notable and notorious actions, perhaps none were as meaningful, and will have longer-lasting impacts, than his bewildering … Continue reading Ira Lubert’s Black Box: The Sandusky Claimant Settlements

PSU Athletics: On-Field Success under Sandy Barbour

Penn State President Eric Barron leads applause as he invites Sandy Barbour to join him at the table. Barbour was named athletic director for Penn State, and took over the position on August 18, 2014.Photo Credit: Annemarie Mountz Sandy Barbour has now been at the helm of Penn State Athletics for seven academic years. Her … Continue reading PSU Athletics: On-Field Success under Sandy Barbour

Candidates for Penn State Board of Trustee Elections, Part 2: Town Hall Play by Play, April 2021

What follows is a "Play by Play" Recap of the PSU Alumni -Elected Trustees Candidates Town Hall. Think of it as the opportunity to watch a football game - but edited down to eliminate the commercials and time outs. The Town Hall was held on April 8th, 2021, featuring the six candidates on the ballot for … Continue reading Candidates for Penn State Board of Trustee Elections, Part 2: Town Hall Play by Play, April 2021

Candidates for Penn State Board of Trustee Elections: Town Hall Discussion, April 2021

A "Town Hall" panel was held on April 8th, 2021, featuring the six candidates on the ballot for Penn State University Board of Trustee Alumni Elections. The Town Hall, held via ZOOM session, was put together by PS4RS - and is available at the link below. Link to the video of the Town Hall:https://www.facebook.com/PS4RS/videos/451371632620785 The … Continue reading Candidates for Penn State Board of Trustee Elections: Town Hall Discussion, April 2021

Penn State Athletics: Bewildering Rationales – and even more Bewildering Costs – of Football Building Renovations

Among the items on the agenda for the Penn State Board of Trustees meetings of 2/18/21 was the approval of expenditures for renovations to the Lasch Building. The Lasch Building is Penn State Athletics' football building - housing locker rooms, offices, training facilities, etc.The Board of Trustees approved another round of funding - for $50 … Continue reading Penn State Athletics: Bewildering Rationales – and even more Bewildering Costs – of Football Building Renovations