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  • Jerry Zolten | The Penn Stater Magazine
    According to a release Zolten has strong ties to the group as he produced one of its albums and produced one member s solo album He also played a role in the record that s up for a Grammy Still Rockin My Soul Zolten was a repertoire consultant and wrote the album s liner notes This will mark the second year in a row that Zolten is involved with a Grammy nominated project In 2015 Zolten was a writer and researcher for The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records Volume I 1917 27 a series of vinyl records which took home the Grammy for Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package Bill DiFilippo online editor Share this Email Print Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google LinkedIn Tumblr Like this Like Loading January 20 2016 at 2 10 pm Bill DiFilippo Leave a comment Recent Posts The Olympic Aspirations of Tyler McCandless The Positive Outlook of Brett Gravatt Hearts Against Hunger Jordan Norwood s Super Journey Spend the Super Bowl With Keegan Michael Key Rick Santorum Ends Another White House Run Honors for Emily Burns Follow us via Email Enter your email address to follow us and receive notifications of new posts by email

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  • Penn State Altoona | The Penn Stater Magazine
    award According to a release Zolten has strong ties to the group as he produced one of its albums and produced one member s solo album He also played a role in the record that s up for a Grammy Still Rockin My Soul Zolten was a repertoire consultant and wrote the album s liner notes This will mark the second year in a row that Zolten is involved with a Grammy nominated project In 2015 Zolten was a writer and researcher for The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records Volume I 1917 27 a series of vinyl records which took home the Grammy for Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package Bill DiFilippo online editor Share this Email Print Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google LinkedIn Tumblr Like this Like Loading January 20 2016 at 2 10 pm Bill DiFilippo Leave a comment Recent Posts The Olympic Aspirations of Tyler McCandless The Positive Outlook of Brett Gravatt Hearts Against Hunger Jordan Norwood s Super Journey Spend the Super Bowl With Keegan Michael Key Rick Santorum Ends Another White House Run Honors for Emily Burns Follow us via Email Enter your email address to follow us and receive notifications of new posts by

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  • Help Send These Future Penn Staters from Brooklyn to MSG | The Penn Stater Magazine
    school with two saying they already know that they want to go to Penn State There s also a delightful video of the class singing Hail to the Lion which is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face The original goal of 1 500 was surpassed earlier today Guthrie has since stretched the goal to 4 000 which he thinks should be enough to get his class and his students from last year to the basketball game Any additional funds will go towards things like school supplies and future field trips and if this raises enough money Guthrie would consider coordinating a trip to State College Bill DiFilippo online editor Share this Email Print Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google LinkedIn Tumblr Like this Like Loading Related Entry filed under Athletics Tags Penn State Basketball Exciting times for journalist Jason Cherkis Jerry Zolten is Heading to the Grammys 2 Comments Add your own 1 Anonymous January 18 2016 at 2 35 pm They Are 2 From Brooklyn to The Garden The Penn Stater Magazine February 1 2016 at 3 38 pm few weeks ago we learned about a group of first graders from Brownsville Ascend Lower School in Brooklyn who fell in love with Penn State because of Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in Email Address never made public Name Website You are commenting using your WordPress com account Log Out Change You are commenting using your Twitter account Log Out Change You are commenting using your Facebook account Log Out Change You are commenting using your Google account Log Out Change Cancel Connecting to s Notify me of new comments via email Trackback this post Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed Recent Posts The

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  • BOT Discusses Detailed Reform Proposals | The Penn Stater Magazine
    saw this proposal it struck me that the hue and cry against the alumni election the last few years is in part against PS4RS that folks at least quietly within the board are talking about how the process had been co opted that we can t afford to have the kind of elections we ve had the past three years So this is really a control issue If the alumni have nine they can gain control of the board and we re going to harm the university I find that insulting frankly My only interest is to leave this school better than I found it Lubrano who had previously called the influence of Penn Staters for Responsible Stewardship the elephant in the room then returned to a recurring theme that the alumni election is the most transparent part of the board selection process Dandrea responded It is that It is a good process That s why even though only 2 5 to 5 percent or more than alumni participate in it it s out of respect for the bona fides of the process that we say that I say we should nevertheless still have six alumni trustees Because if you look at the data and consider the micro minority of the alumni who take the time to vote and no criticism there were many years after I graduated when I didn t vote Lots of people just don t vote that s just a fact When you take into account the micro minority of alumni who vote this proposal is reasonable Dandrea added that a seat for the Alumni Association would give alumni representatives seven seats on the board more than any other group but Lubrano and Doran spoke against that addition Doran said that when she mentioned benchmarking with respect to the ag trustees other committee members mentioned the importance of agriculture beyond those numbers she said that position was very eloquently explained And she said she was skeptical of benchmarking as a the motivation to reduce the number of alumni elected trustees She described the perception as this Alumni trustees have marginalized themselves by violations of board confidentiality violations of the standing orders with being at odds with the majority That s an absolutely false narrative A related discussion about the seat requested by the Alumni Association largely repeated the points from the discussion at the July meeting that there is a conflict of interest because of the Alumni Association s relationship with the university Can the process for choosing business and industry trustees be made more public The business and industry trustees are chosen by the board itself a process that some reformers have decried but that the Faculty Senate report noted was a typical means of board selection Dandrea suggested that the process works he noted that the two newest business and industry trustees Daniel Mead 75 77g and Walter Rakowich 79 were unanimously approved by the selection committee which included both a governor appointed trustee and an alumni elected trustee The committee discussed the procedure and logistics of the search with Eckel wondering whether the committee members could be made public and how important confidentiality was to those who may be nominated Mead who s on the governance committee said it was very important There seemed to be some confusion over whether the names of the committee were known to the rest of the board The members are chosen by the chair What we re saying is that I need to trust my colleagues on the board Lubrano said That s what we re all striving to do develop a level of trust It would go a long way if we had some level of information And finally here are quick hits on the other discussion points On board size the committee discussed again having a small enough board to have all members be engaged yet a large enough board to have members on all of the seven standing committees which some consider an important part of the reforms that have already been implemented There was widespread agreement that a board seat should be designated for a student and that students should have input via a student selection committee Dandrea said that he has come full circle on the idea of having a voting faculty member on the board and that any financial conflict can be managed by not having the faculty member vote say on the budget Lubrano said he was still against this but noted that he was continuing to speak with Professor Nichols that s professor emeritus John Nichols who chaired the Faculty Senate s special committee on governance which recommended two faculty trustees and has extensively researched the role of governing boards The need to find the right balance for emeritus trustees taking advantage of their expertise honoring them for their services and making sure they don t have undue influence after their terms expire was discussed again Specifically the committee discussed the usefulness of having emeritus trustees on committees as non voting members Doran s proposal got deeper into the details than the other two on the matrix comparing the three proposals three pages were devoted solely to items raised in her Proposal C Among the ones that received the most attention term limits conflict of interest language and delivering executive committee notes to the rest of the board within three days of a such a meeting The last point generated significant discussion Penn State lawyers said that many gatherings of the committee such as a traditional Wednesday night dinner before Board of Trustees meeting are simply informational and not technically meetings Lori Shontz senior editor Share this Email Print Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google LinkedIn Tumblr Like this Like Loading Related Entry filed under Alumni Association Board of Trustees Tags Clear and Unanimous Choice Sandy Barbour is the New AD Another Emmy for Ty 10 Comments Add your own 1 Kevin Landon August 18 2014 at 4 28 pm The

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  • From the Magazine: Eric Barron, Data Driven | The Penn Stater Magazine
    and his love of data and metrics came up so frequently that we titled our story Data Driven If you ve not read the article click here to download a PDF of the story and learn a little bit more about Penn State s 18th president Lori Shontz senior editor Share this Email Print Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google LinkedIn Tumblr Like this Like Loading Related Entry filed under From the Magazine Tags Board of Trustees Report Barron Addresses Affordability of College Lord Wants Freeh Report Finished Meet Our New Intern Mindy Szkaradnik Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in Email Address never made public Name Website You are commenting using your WordPress com account Log Out Change You are commenting using your Twitter account Log Out Change You are commenting using your Facebook account Log Out Change You are commenting using your Google account Log Out Change Cancel Connecting to s Notify me of new comments via email Trackback this post Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed Recent Posts The Olympic Aspirations of Tyler McCandless The Positive Outlook of Brett Gravatt Hearts Against Hunger Jordan

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  • Board of Trustees Report: Barron Addresses Affordability of College; Lord Wants Freeh Report ‘Finished’ | The Penn Stater Magazine
    scholarships and grants He noted that those students work to make up the money and that extra time on the job can cause difficulties in the classroom He would like to find a way that students don t need to work more than 20 hours a week he calculated that would cost the university 25 million for all in state students at Penn State He called it the Penn State Promise Some of these things won t work he said I m talking a little bit out loud let s get strategic let s focus on these things Several of the trustees praised the report and Barron indicated he would tackle the other five issues in upcoming meetings Lord s resolution Generally the way Penn State s board has worked is that resolutions come up through the committees Lord introduced this resolution however to the full board He said the trustees haven t done anything with the Freeh report except to fulfill the recommendations Freeh made and hand the report over to the NCAA which in turn used the findings to impose sanctions By virtue of the fact that we didn t reject it the board tells me that they didn t accept it he said To me the absence of a rejection is acceptance He said that everyone has been sitting on their hands waiting for the criminal trial of Graham Spanier Gary Schultz 71 75g and Tim Curley 76 78g I m afraid that case is going to be dismissed he said and it ll be Penn State got out of it because of a technicality I want the truth I am hopeful of where it leads I have very strong beliefs of where it will lead But if any of those guys were guilty then they belong in jail Lord said he would be happy to provide specifics of incomplete parts of Freeh s report but he wanted to refresh his memory of the details before he did so I m sort of brain dead after that mind numbing conversation all afternoon he said Freeh did not have subpoena power in his report he indicated that was why he did not speak to the primary figures in the Sandusky scandal among them Schultz Curley Joe Paterno and Mike McQueary 97 Spanier did meet with Freeh s investigators Said Lord Louis Freeh would tell you that Look I couldn t talk to this guy because he s part of a criminal investigation But you re talking about seven people the seven key people who know what happened or as much as anybody knows about what happened he never talked to anybody I understand that some of them have claimed privilege because they re in a criminal case but that means Freeh is not finished As if all that weren t enough here are a few additional shorter items from the meeting Masser ran unopposed for chair and will serve for another year Kathleen Casey 88 a gubernatorial appointee

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  • Getting into the Nitty-Gritty of Governance Reform | The Penn Stater Magazine
    this report in 2013 made the case for a faculty representative on the board He stressed two things first that his committee s report had been unanimously approved by the Faculty Senate which is a particularly rare feat and second that he was proposing not a faculty trustee but an internal academic trustee The distinction he said is very important A highly specialized institution like a university Nichols said needs trustees who have a deep understanding of its mission Penn State s board has two members with a background in higher education elected alumni trustee Alice Pope 79 83g 86g a psychology professor at St John s University and Bill Oldsey 76 who has worked in academic publishing Additionally he said a university is essentially a professional association and professional institutions are best governed with considerable governance by the internal professionals that deliver the goods Not to have that happen is a serious disconnection between the core mission of the university and the governance of the university Jones said he had reservations about having employees on the board ag trustee Betsy Huber noted that Pennsylvania law prohibits schoolteachers from serving on the school board in their own districts for just that reason But Dandrea who was chairing the meeting in Keith Eckel s absence said having one faculty trustee out of 30 meant that any conflict of image could be managed Students University Park Undergraduate Association president Anand Ganjam and vice president Emily MacDonald spoke on behalf of students and they made largely the point that their predecessors have made in previous meetings that students don t want to rely on the whim of the governor to have representation on the board and should have a representative who is chosen by students themselves For years the governor has used one of his appointments to include a student on the board but there s nothing saying he has to They also detailed the procedure by which they assure student input Lubrano said he was in favor of the governor continuing to appoint a student trustee but Masser said Gov Tom Corbett had agreed to give up one of his appointments and allow the board to choose a student The tension surrounding reform was evident earlier in the day at the outreach committee meeting when alumni trustee Ted Brown 68 questioned Mike DiRaimo the university s governmental affairs representative about a letter DiRaimo had written to the Senate s state government committee asking that a bill sponsored by state Sen John Yudichak which would cut the board to 23 members be tabled Brown said he was upset that the letter indicated that the Board of Trustees did not support the bill because that is not in fact the case DiRaimo explained that he objected to the committee taking action on the bill for two reasons because the bill would apply only to Penn State and the university had been assured that would not be the case and that the bill stipulates that

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  • The Faculty and the Trustees | The Penn Stater Magazine
    as a voting member something that will be discussed during today s Board of Trustees meeting in Hershey still leaves about a third of the board under the governor s control Wagner has also recommended removing the university president as a voting member something else that will be discussed today The committee writes these changes combined with the Auditor General s formula for reducing the size of the board would significantly increase the external political control of the University and result in the complete loss of internal academic control The committee considers removing the university president as a voting member of the board as largely a cosmetic change for the wrong reasons Their rationale Penn State s state related status makes it a partly public partly private university the university receives only 4 percent of its budget from the state and 76 4 percent of private universities do have the president as a voting member They also write that traditionally the Board has reached important decisions informally taking voice votes in formal meetings and that until the full Board routinely holds roll call votes on controversial and important matters in its public meeting the question of whether the President has a formal vote does not seem especially significant The report notes that with 44 percent of Penn State s trustees employed or previously employed in business it s natural for the board members to employ that lens as they make decisions But it quotes from another report by the Association of Governing Boards of Colleges and Universities which stipulates the similarities between business and higher education but adds that universities do not operate with a profit motive and that they also differ from business in the sense that the processes of teaching learning and research often are at least as important as the product as measured by the conferring of degrees or the publication of research results Incidentally we took a look at the Board of Trustees structure and how it compares to that of other schools in an infographic in our July August 2012 issue You can download a PDF of that infographic here Obviously the Faculty Senate s special committee was formed in response to the Sandusky scandal and aftermath But it didn t set out to determine how events in that specific instance could have unfolded differently In considering its possible recommendations the Special Committee asked whether such proposed changes would have made sense and benefited the University if the events of November 2011 had never occurred Nichols reiterated that point when asked a question about it at Tuesday s Faculty Senate meeting The committee spent a long time studying the issue the committee was formed in March 2012 and its report is wide ranging It lists five overarching findings that inform the entire 51 page document 1 that higher education boards overall and Penn State specifically aren t fully conversant on academic issues 2 that Penn State s top down governance structure is incompatible with what

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