What can Penn State Athletics do in response to the recent SCOTUS rulings? What should it do?

Providing Enhanced Educational Benefits for Student-Athletes There has been an abundance of confusion regarding the recent ruling by the Supreme Court in the case against the NCAA. This ruling has often been conflated with the “Names Image and Likeness” (NIL) legislation…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…