In Barry’s Opinion

A Real Plan to Reduce Penn State’s Sky-High Tuition

If anyone tells you tuition cannot be reduced, don’t believe them. Penn State has, by far, the highest in-state tuition of any of her Big10 conference peers.  We are well aware of the administration and Board’s inability to rein in…

Governance Failure in Action: The James Franklin Contract Process

Was this contract actually approved? Penn State football head coach James Franklin’s new contract has been the source of much discussion since it was announced on November 23rd. Many have already written about and discussed that topic, and Mike Poorman…

Penn State Board of Trustees: Meeting Report, November 2021

There was not much in the way of Governance conducted at the November Board of Trustees meetings, but I will just highlight a couple of items, within a brief chronological summary of the non-governance goings-on that might be of interest.…

What are the Ratings Services Saying about Penn State?

Under Eric Barron, and the Penn State Board of Trustees, Penn State has taken the largest drop in the nation. Is it time for a change? Since 2014 Penn State University has taken the largest drop in rankings of any…