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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) —Pennsylvania may be following in California's footsteps by prohibiting the sale of animals from puppy mills, according to a recently proposed legislation. Sen. Guy Reschenthaler proposed the idea of the bill in order to shift the pet market towards humane sources. Puppy mills often ...
Pennsylvania College of Technology will reprise its participation at the 2018 USA Science & Engineering Festival – the largest event of its kind ... The 20-by-20-foot Penn College exhibit will feature continuous interactive demonstrations at three stations: spherification (shaping liquids into spheres) and ...

College-educated suburbanites outside Philadelphia are angry at Mr. Trump and in a mood to send him a message. And blue-collar voters in western Pennsylvania are suddenly up for grabs, after they turned out strongly in the special election this month to elect a moderate young Democrat, Conor Lamb, ...
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) —The University of Pennsylvania welcomed one of its newest professors on Thursday–former Vice President Joe Biden. Penn President Amy Gutmann hosted a conversation with Biden on campus. The former vice president will lead the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global ...
“No more college students should die for just wanting to join an organization," said Jim Piazza, Timothy's father. Timothy Piazza is the 19-year-old pledge who died after he fell down a flight of stairs following a night of heavy drinking during a Beta Theta Pi fraternity ritual at Penn State University, according ...
Penn admitted 3,731 out of 44,482 applicants for the Class of 2022, setting a record-low acceptance rate of 8.39 percent for the incoming freshman class. ... One in every seven admitted students to the Class of 2022 is the first in their families to attend college, according to a statement released to The Daily ...

Having public health department heads of six Pa. universities come together to write a letter to the governor is remarkable, Dean David Nash of Thomas Jefferson University's College of Population Health told Billy Penn. The note, which asks Gov. Wolf to remove syringes from the definition of “drug ...
WILLIAMSPORT — An Aviation Camp has been added to the roster of fun, interactive and hands-on summer camps that reflect the distinctive career opportunities offered at Pennsylvania College of Technology. The signup deadline is May 11 for the 11 overnight camps and one day camp. In addition to ...
Celebrating its golden anniversary next year, Penn-York College Night is an event put on by high school guidance counselors from New York's ... and St. Bonaventure University's admissions department, the event invites area high school students to come and learn more about what colleges have to offer.
“This could really put Pennsylvania into the forefront of this whole controversial and challenging area,” Dr. Charles Pollack, director of the Lambert Center, told NBC10 in an interview last spring. Penn Medicine, Drexel University and the University of the Sciences are all interested in pursuing research ...
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — According to a National Association of Colleges and Employers survey, employers anticipate hiring 4 percent more graduates from the class of 2018 than last year. If the recent Career Fair at Pennsylvania College of Technology is an accurate gauge, that estimate is conservative.
A 19-year-old American college athlete, found dead at the base of a 35-foot cliff in a dry moat in Bermuda on Monday, died from the fall, officials said ... Neither he nor Mr. Field-Lament was able to confirm how or why Mr. Dombroski, who was a freshman at St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia, went over a ...
So instead of using one big motor in this year's car, Penn Electric Racing is installing four smaller ones — one in each wheel — controlled by an onboard computer that delivers varying amounts of power to the wheels as needed. The goal: a road-hugging rocket that can round the corners at high speed.
Mr. Dombroski, who was from Media, Pa., and was a freshman at St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia, was last seen by family and friends just after midnight Sunday morning at the Dog House, a popular restaurant and bar, according to the authorities. The police, who have been examining closed-circuit ...
This undated photo released by the Bermuda Police Service shows American college student Mark Dombroski, who has been reported missing in Bermuda. Bermuda police Dombroski was on a rugby tour with Saint Joseph's University, a college near Philadelphia, when he disappeared early Sunday, ...
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Valentine's Day may have passed for this year, but if you're in love with sweet, firm, antioxidant-rich — and award- winning — tomatoes that will perform well in your garden this season, you're in luck, thanks to a researcher in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
Former Penn State general counsel Cynthia Baldwin faces a hearing before the Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board in May over her handling of testimony by former university administrators during the Jerry Sandusky investigation. The Office of Disciplinary Counsel filed a petition for discipline in November ...

Wax added, “I can think of one or two students who've graduated in the top half of my required first-year course,” out of about 90 students per year. She also said that the University of Pennsylvania Law Review has a racial diversity mandate and suggested that some black students shouldn't go to college.
Pennsylvania prosecutors are dropping all assault charges against members of a now-closed Penn State fraternity in the hazing death of a pledge, sparing defendants the most serious allegations any had faced. The attorney general's office announced Thursday that it will continue to pursue involuntary ...
Amy Wax, who made the racial inferiority argument in an interview last fall that resurfaced recently, will lose her duties teaching the introductory civil procedure class, Penn Law dean Ted Ruger announced Tuesday. He insisted the decision was not a penalty of any kind, and noted Wax will retain her faculty ...
Support for stricter gun control spiked in Pennsylvania after a gunman killed 17 students and staff at a Florida high school, according to a Muhlenberg College opinion poll released Wednesday. But with the Florida shooting spurring discussion about whether mentally ill people should be barred from ...
The schools were among 39 post-secondary institutions to receive more than $950,000 in It's On Us PA grants, which were announced Tuesday at an event at Temple University in Philadelphia. Colleges and universities applied for the funding to establish programs ranging from campus-wide training for ...
16 to take a crack at it will be the Ivy Leaguers from the University of Pennsylvania, which faces Kansas on Thursday — and Penn's chances of beating a No. 1 are among the best a No. 16 seed has ever had. For starters, Penn is a lot better than the usual No. 16 seed. According to our Elo ratings — which ...
IUP was recognized in a 2014 national survey of “Best Schools for Cybersecurity” by HP Enterprise Security, released in October 2015. The university was ranked in the top 25 percent of all cybersecurity programs in the nation. Only four Pennsylvania colleges and universities were rated in the top quartile.
Rose, 19, of Cochranton is a freshman at Penn State University majoring in agricultural engineering. He started his 4-H membership by showing swine at the Crawford County Fair at age 8. In 12 years time, he also showed beef and took part in woodworking, rocketry, cooking and lots of other club activities.
"Every year, thousands of recent high school graduates flock to Pennsylvania State University, in State College, and the University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor. Many of them stick around after graduation. And why not? The median home list price is just $235,550 in State College, whereas the national median ...
Nature's Medicine, Centre County's first medical marijuana dispensary, is hoping to open in State College in May, as long as all the necessary permits are obtained for the ... “Medical marijuana is a as a safe choice that is finally available in Pennsylvania for people who are suffering," said Steinmetz.
Our 14 public universities, including Bloomsburg and Shippensburg, are the vehicles delivering on the legislature's charge to provide an affordable, high-quality college education. Pennsylvania's future and working-class families depend on these universities' viability. Pennsylvania ranks 47th out of 50 ...
“As a major public research university, we are committed to empowering entrepreneurs and providing the tools to take great ideas to the next level,” said Barron. “Penn State is uniquely positioned with its Commonwealth campuses for each innovation hub to have a meaningful impact on student career ...
“This has been the focus of my career.” In addition to her professor emerita title, she is a clinical specialist in cardiovascular nursing. McCauley developed programs to improve patient outcomes at the University of Pennsylvania's hospital. She retired in July 2016 but continues her research with TCM.
Pennsylvania, Pursue Your Hoppiness is a slogan developed state officials to promote the state's beers. by Harold Brubaker, Staff Writer ... Two grants for a total of $135,154 went to Pennsylvania State University for projects involving hops, which are the bittering agent in beer. A third hops-related grant, ...
Duck Donuts will open its doors Friday morning in downtown State College, bringing a new option to the burgeoning local donut market. ... The whole drive back to Pennsylvania, we talked about wanting to own a business, wanting to own a coffee shop, which was always a dream, and we thought this was ...
Paul Mango, a former health care systems consultant from suburban Pittsburgh and a first-time candidate, answers questions from the panel during a debate between Republican Gubernatorial candidates at Harrisburg Area Community College in Harrisburg, Pa., Thursday, March 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris ...
Under the campus hub model, Titusville is to become a multi-institution education and training hub to serve a six-county region in northwestern Pennsylvania with a range of education and workforce training program. Training center and community college partners will offer specialized programs with active ...
Centre County's first medical marijuana dispensary was originally slated to open in early December, but building permits “took longer than expected” to obtain. The dispensary, which is being brought to the region by PA Natural Medicine, previously PA Health and Wellness LLC, is now expected to open in ...
That may change on March 13 when Democrat Conor Lamb takes on Republican Rick Saccone in the Pennsylvania 18th congressional district's special election. The seat was ... A Monmouth University poll taken in the middle of February put Saccone up by a 49% to 46% margin. The average of all public ...
Tuition, fees, and room and board costs at the University of Pennsylvania would top $70,000 next year under a proposal endorsed by a committee of ... Under the plan, total cost of attendance at the Ivy League university will be $71,200 for 2018-19, up 3.8 percent, or $2,600, over last year's $68,600 total.
State Treasurer Joe Torsella, flanked at a Monday news conference by representatives of the General Assembly, the Pennsylvania Higher Education ... that earnings compounded over 18 years would be applied to direct costs of trade schools, vocational programs, community colleges and universities.
On paper, the Pennsylvania Promise would pay for two years at any of Pennsylvania's public community colleges, or four years at Pennsylvania's public universities, for students whose family income is below $110,000. None of this means college will be free. College will remain very expensive.
A Pennsylvania university has kicked a sorority off campus due to what officials are calling a 'reprehensible' scavenger hunt that involved drugs, ... The Lehigh Greek Community blog published by the university says the sorority hosted a December scavenger hunt in which participants were given a list of ...
Another State College-area employer ranked high on the list. Rochester, N.Y.-based Wegmans, which has a store in the Colonnade in Patton Township, ranked No. 2. Established in 1952, Sheetz now has 565 locations in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Ohio and North Carolina.
The court will be advised by Stanford University law professor Nathan Persily, who has assisted judges drawing districts in North Carolina, New York, ... shaped districts in what Franklin and Marshall College political scientist G. Terry Madonna called “the worst gerrymander in modern Pennsylvania history.
This selection of articles from The Chronicle's archives looks back on the Jerry Sandusky scandal and its fallout at Pennsylvania State University. ... sure all universities take sexual abuse more seriously and that their leadership is held publicly accountable,” Senator Stabenow said in a written statement.
Republican Rick Saccone holds a slim lead over Democrat Conor Lamb in the special election for a Western Pennsylvania congressional seat, according to a Monmouth University poll released Thursday. Saccone leads Lamb, 49 percent to 46 percent, the poll shows — only a marginal edge for ...
State College Area School Board this week unanimously approved a resolution opposing a state Senate bill that would create educational savings accounts for families to use public basic education funds at private schools and for other expenses. "The shorthand way to explain this is that it takes taxpayer ...
Molla earned a bachelor's degree in arts education from Anna Maria College in Paxton, Maryland, and a master's in creative arts education from Fitchburg State University in Fitchburg, Maryland. Heil leaves as the college, in the 200 block of North Prince Street, has boosted its enrollment 22 percent to 250 ...
The state's two PA 529 programs together include about $4.6 billion in savings for current and future students in technical or career schools and colleges. Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Pennsylvania ...
Congressional Districts are redrawn every 10 years, just after the U.S. Census. In Pennsylvania the party controlling the legislature controls drawing the map. Thus, the Republicans in Harrisburg had the opportunity to do the right thing after the 2010 census and create fair districts. Instead, our state Senator ...
Acting as the University's home in Washington, D.C., Penn President Amy Gutmann, speaking at the Center's official opening on Thursday, Feb. 8., said, “The unmatched personal connections Joe Biden has with world leaders is equally important to our students, our faculty, policymakers, and the work of this new Center.
As it stands, gerrymandering might too go the way of the Democratic-Republicans. Answers as to how this will affect State College take on as many shapes as the gerrymandered districts themselves. One of the most vocal opponents to gerrymandering, a group called Fair Districts PA, has a chapter in State ...


 

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