Video Clips, May 2019 Penn State BOT Meetings: The Eric Barron Museum

The Eric Barron Museum An $85,000,000 burden strapped onto the backs of Penn State Students.  To satisfy the ego of an amateur artist, who happens to be the Penn State University Presidente. Brief recap of some key points, for those…

Quick Summary: PSU Board of Trustees Meeting 5/2/2019

Quick Summary of some of the PSU BOT Actions of 5/2/2019, the day of the PSU BOT Committee Meetings. First, let me just say that when attending these BOT Meetings, I feel like the guy in this commercial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1owcncKCHg&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2Q38IqBT8_WRqpJiA4v5jKWDUBE0YZG1R-uhLiT_jlXmpZsWR_tXqWues  …

Penn State’s Board of Trustees: The Black Box of Dysfunctional Governance

Did you miss the last Penn State Board of Trustees "Public" Meeting?   Well, if so, here is a transcript (in its entirety):   Mark Dambly (after calling the meeting to order): "We have a slate of 13 Consent Agenda…

Updated Tuition Costs and Educational Quality Comparison: Penn State vs the Big Ten

The new figures are in. Where does Penn State rank among its Big Ten peers with respect to Tuition Costs and Academic Quality?   Lets take a look at the numbers. First, let's examine Costs: As one can see from…

The Road to Hell is Paved with Good Intentions: AKA, The PSU Alumni-Elected BOT 2012-2019

  With respect to taking on the task of serving as an Alumni-Elected member of the Penn State Board of Trustees, it is not enough – not nearly enough – to have the best of intentions.   Nor is it…

Penn State Leadership: Mark Dambly

  Excerpted from "BigTrial.net" by Ralph Cipriano: An expose regarding Penn State Board of Trustees Chairman Mark Dambly: "A Moral Lecture From Mr. Integrity At Penn State, with the trustees' report [INSERT: This reference is to the Penn State Trustees'…

The Latest PSU Dormitory Construction Fiasco… and what it REALLY costs.

What is the real impact of the Mark Dambly led Construction Waste?     We have previously discussed several of the bewilderingly-priced Penn State Capital Projects.... And the hits just keep on coming, with the most recent debacle being the…

PSU Board of Trustees Teleconference: Propaganda wrt Donations to the University. AKA: “How to Fabricate a $263 Million Lie”

How does Penn State claim "record-setting" donations of $362.9 Million - when they actually raised $99 Million? Here is but one of the recent Penn State PR pieces proclaiming last year's "record-setting" donations: https://news.psu.edu/story/527911/2018/07/17/giving/penn-state-raises-record-setting-3629-million-during-2017-18-fiscal From the PSU Press Release: "Between…

Penn State Board Meeting: September 2018 – Athletics Department Finances

  What I will attempt to convey in this Blog is the Financial Situation of the Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics Department. I will provide summaries of the key items, with links to the full Financial Statements (see links at bottom…

Penn State Board of Trustees Elections: 2019

  As we begin the nomination process for the 2019 Penn State Board of Trustees Alumni Elections, I have been asked: “Are you running?” The answer is, yes….. and my background data, which is required for the nomination ballots, is:…