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Updated: February 29, 2024 | 11:17 am

Before Penn State pledged more money for ‘promising’ diversity efforts, some of their budgets had been cut

A faculty member said Penn State’s promise to better fund existing DEI programs felt like “an attempt to pit people against one another.”
By Wyatt Massey/SpotlightPA


Trustees drop proposal to name Penn State football field after Joe Paterno in heated meeting

A trustee proposed naming the field Friday, but withdrew the resolution minutes later after objections from Paterno’s son, Jay Paterno, who said it’s not the time to honor his father.
By Wyatt Massey/SpotlightPA

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A disease wiped out a lot of Pennsylvania potatoes in 2016. Now research has found out how

After the 2016 outbreak, Penn State researchers collected samples from 26 potato fields in Pennsylvania to study the disease.
By Alan Yu/WHYY

Penn State plans to slash $94M from budget, including deep cuts to Commonwealth Campuses

University trustees will vote on the proposed budget this summer, which could cut $54 million from the Commonwealth Campuses.

By Wyatt Massey/SpotlightPA



State funding for Penn State, Pitt, and Temple hasn’t kept pace with inflation, data show

Over the past 17 years, the Pennsylvania legislature has approved either flat or decreased funding, when adjusted for inflation, to the four-state related universities.

By Wyatt Massey/SpotlightPA

Public gets more insight into Penn State’s inner workings following new law, internal report

A monthslong funding debate in the Pennsylvania legislature resulted in greater transparency rules for state-related universities and Penn State’s new accountability report.
By Wyatt Massey/SpotlightPA

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