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  • Man tapped to lead PA Education Dept. wants to restore faith in system

    Gov. Tom Wolf has pledged to make education a priority, and for his top education official, he's tapped a bilingual educator who brought national recognition to an urban, once-struggling school district. Pedro Rivera, former superintendent of the...
  • College freshman ineligibility initiative doesn't make the grade

    College freshman ineligibility initiative doesn't make the grade
    There is a lesson to be learned following reports several conferences are exploring the option of restoring freshman ineligibility, barring first-year athletes from playing. And you don't have to have a college degree to see what it is. It all began...
  • Penn State football players host THON families

    Penn State football players host THON families
    Saturday featured a Penn State football event that didn't have touchdowns, tackles or interceptions. Instead, it featured rising junior tight end Adam Breneman dancing, kids lifting weights and ice cream as the Penn State football team hosted Four...
  • Saturday's local men's college basketball roundup: After VCU retires his brother's jersey, Burgess sparks No. 25 Rams

    Jordan Burgess watched his brother's No. 20 jersey get retired, then went out and did the number proud. Burgess' 3-pointer reclaimed the lead for No. 25 VCU on Saturday, and his blocked shot moments later brought the quieted fans at the Siegel Center to...
  • Penn State dance marathon raises more than $13 million

    Hundreds of students taking part in Penn State's annual dance marathon over the weekend have raised more than $13 million for pediatric cancer research and care. The Penn State Dance Marathon known as "Thon" began Friday night at the Bryce Jordan...
  • Penn State students begin dancing 2 nights away for charity

    Penn State students begin dancing 2 nights away for charity
    STATE COLLEGE (AP) — More than 700 Penn State students hope to dance two nights away, without ever sitting down. The Penn State Dance Marathon known as "Thon" got underway Friday night at the Bryce Jordan Center in State College. It won't end...
  • Teaching girls they can be president, too

    Nichola Gutgold remembers sitting in class in middle school, staring at the oval presidential portraits that lined the walls of her classroom and taking note of the fact that they were all men. By the time she was in college in 1984, Geraldine Ferraro...
  • Bill O'Brien: Lifting Penn State's sanctions was the 'right thing to do'

    Bill O'Brien: Lifting Penn State's sanctions was the 'right thing to do'
    Since leaving State College for Houston, former Penn State coach Bill O'Brien has been critical of the NCAA sanctions placed on his team in 2012. On Thursday, the Texans' second-year coach called lifting those sanctions "the right thing to do." "I...
  • Penn State students begin dancing 2 nights away for charity

    More than 700 Penn State students hope to dance two nights away, without ever sitting down. The Penn State Dance Marathon known as "Thon" got underway Friday night at the Bryce Jordan Center in State College. It won't end until Sunday afternoon, 46...
  • Pa. high court nominee in hot seat over 'Christmas' email

    A white county judge nominated for Pennsylvania's highest court apparently forwarded a racially insensitive email showing a black couple talking through glass via a jailhouse phone under the heading, "Merry Christmas from the Johnsons." Centre County...
  • PA Supreme Court nominee in hot seat over racial email

    A white county judge nominated for Pennsylvania's highest court apparently forwarded a racially insensitive email showing a black couple talking through glass via a jailhouse phone under the heading, "Merry Christmas from the Johnsons." Centre County...