Monday, January 26, 2015

POSTED: Sunday, January 25, 2015, 3:02 AM

A Rowan University student was shot early Sunday morning at an apartment complex near campus, school officials said.

Anayochukwu Logan Iloabanafor, a freshman at the university, was shot around 1 a.m. He was taken to Cooper University Hospital, where he was listed in good condition and expected to make a full recovery, the university said in an email blast sent shortly after 3:30 a.m.

His attackers were found in Gloucester Township, about ten miles to the northeast, and taken into custody, the school said.

POSTED: Friday, January 16, 2015, 3:20 PM
The statue of former Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno stands outside Beaver Stadium July 21, 2012 in State College. (Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)

Now that a deal with the NCAA to restore 111 wins under late football coach Joe Paterno has been struck, is it time to honor him on campus?

Anthony Lubrano, an alumni-elected member of Penn State’s board of trustees, says yes.

He’d like to see Paterno’s bronze statue with his finger in the air in victory restored to its rightful location outside Beaver Stadium. Homecoming might be a nice time to do it, said Lubrano, a Glenmoore businessman.

POSTED: Friday, January 16, 2015, 11:59 AM

Sen. Jake Corman has announced a press conference at 1 p.m. to "announce a significant development regarding NCAA sanctions."

The announcement comes as Pennsylvania State University's board of trustees prepares to go into a private session where one source said the NCAA sanctions will be discussed.

President Eric Barron confirmed that the board will discuss the "significant development" but declined to say if it was a settlement.

POSTED: Friday, January 16, 2015, 7:22 AM
Adam Taliaferro addresses fellow Penn State trustees in this file photo from July 2012. (David Swanson/Staff)

The board of trustees meetings at Penn State continue to take on new twists.

In November for the first time, audience members had to pass through metal detectors to enter after the university said it received threats.

Now, public comment no longer will occur in the open session.

POSTED: Thursday, January 15, 2015, 6:33 PM

A Penn State task force on harassment and sexual assault has recommended 18 to 20 changes in university practices, including the hiring of an investigator and mandatory training for all employees.

Damon Sims, vice president for student affairs, presented some of the proposals to members of the board of trustees’ academic committee on Thursday. The recommendations, he said, will go to President Eric Barron for consideration.

Penn State, like many universities across the country, has examined its practices in the wake of increased scrutiny over the handling of sexual assault and harassment on campus. More than 90 universities around the country, including Penn State, are under review by the federal education department for their handling of sexual assault cases.

POSTED: Thursday, January 15, 2015, 5:47 PM

Pennsylvania State University’s board of trustees will debate Friday on whether to join a lawsuit against the NCAA which sanctioned the university in the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

In the midst of a heated exchange over procedures for calling special meetings, trustee Richard Dandrea said the board will spend time – probably quite a lot of time – discussing and then voting on a resolution that would have the university oppose the NCAA in the lawsuit filed by State Sen. Jake Corman, (R., Centre) , and Treasurer Rob McCord.

Alumni-elected trustee Anthony Lubrano introduced the resolution at the board’s meeting in November, following the release of e-mails suggesting NCAA officials questioned their own authority to punish Penn State and bluffed the university leadership into accepting the sanctions. But a board majority tabled the resolution to the board’s private executive session in January, set for Friday morning.

POSTED: Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 7:02 PM

A Stockton College project that studied the state’s public higher education system for more than a year concluded that colleges should add more practical skills.

Recommendations from the Higher Education Strategic Information and Governance project include expanding dual enrollment programs for high school students to earn college credit, offering more internship and on-the-job study programs for current students, and granting credit for nonacademic work experience to potential students.

“The single biggest thing the citizens tell us is give me more: Along with the academic skills and abilities, more in-college practical skills and experiences,” said Darryl G. Greer, who heads the project.

POSTED: Thursday, January 8, 2015, 7:45 PM
President Barack Obama greets supporters after arriving at Sky Harbor International Airport, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

President Obama will announce a proposal to make two years of community college “free for anyone who’s willing to work for it,” the White House said Friday.

In a statement issued Friday morning, the White House said the president wants to make two years of college "as free and universal as high school."

The plan would affect about 9 million students, the White House said, as long as they maintain a 2.5 grade average and are on track to graduate.

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