Faculty & Staff
Leadership & Policy
Tag: Penn State University
After Fighting to Gain Tenure, Dr. Paul Harris Leaves UVA on His Own Terms
Dr. Paul Harris—a Black scholar whose tenure denial at the University of Virginia (UVA) was reversed following a groundswell of support from across the nation—has accepted a teaching position at Penn State University.
May 11, 2021
Penn State Receives $3.1 Million to Expand DEI Programs
Penn State has been awarded a $3.1 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to expand its diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) programs. The grant is directed to Penn State’s “Just Transformations: A College of the Liberal Arts Initiative Toward Building and Sustaining Diverse Communities in Higher Education” project. According to a Penn State […]
February 24, 2021
Candidates Spar on Issues at Tuesday’s Debate, But Education Not One of Them
The first of three presidential debates for the 2020 campaign kicked off on Tuesday night, with K-12 and higher education noticeably missing from the moderator’s questions. That omission frustrates scholars who argue that the future of education — particularly amid COVID-19 — must be discussed and debated in the days leading up to November’s election.
September 30, 2020
Penn State U Student Says He Was Racially Abused While Driving to Ohio
Aeneas Hawkins, an African American student from Penn State University, said on Twitter he was the target of racial abuse while on a road trip back home to Ohio on Saturday. “I’m on a road trip back home, and stopped for gas about 3 hours away. As I’m coming out of the store after paying […]
May 26, 2020
‘More Rivers to Cross’ for Penn State to Improve Status of Black Faculty
Penn State University still has “more rivers to cross” to improve the status of its Black faculty, according to a recent report by two of its professors who spent more than eight months researching the subject in an effort to highlight diversity issues at the institution.
April 30, 2020
Penn State to Launch Clark Scholars Program Via $15.5M Gift, $10M Match
Penn State University will this fall begin a need-based program to fund underrepresented engineering students with a $15.5 million donation and an additional institutional match of $10 million.
February 19, 2020
The Minority Coach Roundup Week 6
This weekend was a tough one for minority head coaches in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS). Out of the 14 coaches that had games only two won. In the game of the week (week 6) Derek Mason and Vanderbilt lost to the 2nd ranked University of Georgia. The game of week this week (week 7) […]
October 13, 2018
The Minority Coach Roundup Week 5
This weekend was another exciting one for 13 of the 18 minority head coaches in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS).
October 2, 2018
Lawmakers Sponsor Bill Requiring Colleges to Disclose Hazing
Days after Tim Piazza’s parents announced a new campaign to fight fraternity hazing, legislation has been introduced requiring incidents of hazing to be included in a college’s annual crime report so that such information is public record, according to a report by mycentraljersey.com. “The devastating loss of Penn State student and Readington Township resident Timothy […]
September 17, 2018
Supporting the Entry of Older Adult Students into College Classrooms
In 2015, at the age of 99, Doretha Daniels earned her college degree. She is the oldest of a new minority of students who are earning their college degrees much later in life.
April 17, 2018
Charges Filed vs. Penn State Frat Over Unconscious Student
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Police have filed alcohol-related charges against a suspended Penn State fraternity after a student suspected of drinking there was found unconscious and hospitalized. The Centre Daily Times reports two misdemeanor counts of selling and furnishing liquor to a minor were filed against Delta Tau Delta on Monday. State College police found […]
November 1, 2017
2 Penn State Frats Lose Recognition After Rules Violations
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Two fraternities have lost their recognition after what Pennsylvania State University describes as “several violations of university rules.” University officials said Saturday that Delta Upsilon has lost its recognition until the end of the spring semester. They say that Pi Lambda Phi won’t be recognized until the end of 2019. The […]
October 30, 2017
Page 1 of 4