Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Find out what your chances are of getting accepted at your favorite college or university in the Delaware Valley.
With more than 50 colleges and universities in and around the city, Philadelphia is one of the largest college towns in the nation. Each year, these colleges and universities receive more applications for admission than they have places available. Below are the acceptance rates for many of the institutions of higher education in the Delaware Valley. Ardmore/ Bryn Mawr/ Haverford St. Joseph's University Bryn Mawr College Rosemont College Harcum College Haverford College Radnor Villanova University Cabrini College Eastern University Delaware County Delaware County Community College Neumann University Penn State Brandywine Campus Pennsylvania College of Technology Swarthmore College Widener University Chester County Immaculata …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Temple University third, Penn State 12th on SeekingArrangement.com's list of "Fastest Growing Sugar Baby Schools."
An online dating service that matches college students with “sugar daddies” said female students at Temple University and Penn State University are among the most active on its site. SeekingArrangement.com released a list of the "Fastest Growing Sugar Baby Schools,” ranking colleges where it says the most women are signing up for the site. Temple University students were No. 3 on the list, while Penn State University Students were No. 12, according to a press release. Members sign up for this dating site as either a "sugar daddy," "sugar momma" or "sugar baby." Sugar babies are described on the website as “students, actresses, models or girls- and guys-next-door. You know you deserve to date someone who will pamper you, empower you, and …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
The state of Pennsylvania is suing after the NCAA sanctioned Penn State.
Gov. Tom Corbett announced Wednesday that he is suing the National Collegiate Athletic Association for its sanctions against Penn State University. Corbett called the sanctions arbitrary and illegal, saying they would hurt the university, the state and Pennsylvanians. What do you think of this lawsuit? Share your thoughts in the comments section below. (Scroll to below the complete text of Corbett’s statement.) Corbett's Complete Press Release: Governor Tom Corbett today announced that he is suing the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), calling its sanctions against Penn State University arbitrary and illegal, saying they would result in irreparable economic damage to the university, the commonwealth and its citizens. “Penn …
Monday, July 23, 2012
Paterno loses all-time wins record; Nittany Lions banned from postseason for four years; school fined $60 million, to be put into a fund to help child abuse victims.
Monday, July 23, 2012
NCAA President Mark Emmert came down hard on Penn State’s football program today, handing down some of the most severe sanctions in college sports history. While the Nittany Lions did not get the death penalty, The Sporting News reports that it may take decades for the college and its football program to recover. The sanctions: Penn State has agreed not to appeal the sanctions, which were handed down less than two weeks after former FBI Director Louis Freeh submitted a 267-page report condemning the role of university officials in concealing the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal. Sandusky was convicted of 45 counts of child abuse last month. The $60 million fine will be paid over the next five years into a special endowment …
Friday, July 20, 2012
Critics of the Penn State child rape scandal are calling for JoePa's statue to be taken down. What do you think?
Last week's scathing report presented by former FBI Director Louis Freeh shed light on what some call the gruesome side of Pennsylvania State University and its officials. Reaction has been swift, steady and strong. For example, a halo that once crowned Joe Paterno's head on a campus mural was removed last weekend. Once a hero, the nearly sainted head football coach has almost literally been knocked off his pedestal. What do you think? Should the famous statue of Joe Paterno at Penn State be removed? Take our poll and give us your opinion in the comments below.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
According to an investigation into Penn State's connection to child abuse, '...Nothing was done and Sandusky was allowed to continue with impunity.'
Former FBI director Judge Louis Freeh released his report investigating Penn State's invlovement in Jerry Sandusky's recent child sex scandal, saying that the "most saddening and sobering finding is the total disregard for the safety and welfare of Sandusky’s child victims by the most senior leaders at Penn State." Does this report's findings change your opinion of Penn State and how it handled Sandusky? Tell us in the comments. "The most powerful men at Penn State failed to take any steps for 14 years to protect the children who Sandusky victimized," Freeh said in a statement on Thursday. "Messrs. [University Presdient Graham] Spanier, [University Vice President Gary] Schultz, [head football coach Joe] Paterno and [Athletic Director Tim] …
Monday, June 11, 2012
Do you think former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky can get a fair trial in his highly publicized child molestation case?
One of the most high-profile trials of the year is set to begin and Patch wants to know if you think former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky will be treated fairly. Vote in our poll and tell us in the comments section below. Prosecutors claim that Sandusky groomed boys he met through The Second Mile, the charity he founded for at-risk youth in 1977, then attacked them, in some cases in his own home or inside university athletic facilities. Jurors will not be sequestered, meaning they can spend nights and weekends at home. But the judge gave strict orders for them to stay clear of any news reports, as well as social media.
Friday, November 11, 2011
What went wrong and what should be done.
The strongest commandment among the adults involved was "Thou shalt not rat." It is rampant throughout our society, from elementary school to the "Blue Wall" to Wall Street, trumping "the Golden Rule" and other moral imperatives. In the Babel of the self-righteousness and chest beating, has anyone noticed that some of the alleged perpetrators have denied the charges? How different is the mob of kids at Penn State, who ran rampant through the campus in defense of Joe Paterno, from the mob of adults who have already convicted him? Grand Juries exclude defense attorneys from the process; they're not allowed in the room. A grand jury simply decides on the need for a trial. It does not decide guilt or innocence. National tradition considers a …
Friday, September 9, 2011
PennDOT warns that getting to Happy Valley may be far from a happy trip this weekend as flooding impacts much of eastern and central Pennsylvania.
PennDOT is warning Penn State Football fans that tlood waters are still riddled with major problems between West Chester and State College. The Pennsylvania Turnpike, which was closed Thursday between Reading and Harrisburg, is open again, but many of the other major routes to the game are closed. The Penn State game against Alabama is expected to draw bigger than capacity crowds which may only make already bad traffic conditions worse. Here is the statement released by PennDOT issued shortly after 4 p.m. Friday. PennDOT is advising motorists that currently Interstate 81 northbound in Schuylkill County remains closed but the Department is hopeful to have it opened late today. Also, 22/322 remains closed at the Clarks Ferry Bridge and …