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The Sentinel

An Eye on the Penn State Administration


Archive for October, 2006

The Daily Collegian Board Of Opinon Slams UPUA

Editor’s Note: This blog post originally appeared on the website of “Safeguarding Traditions Of Penn State,” which was the precursor to Safeguard Old State. It appears here for posterity. *** In a surprisingly harsh editorial from the Board of Opinion, The Daily Collegian attacks UPUA for setting a poor tone in its first meeting. Though […]


PSU Student Groups Lose Right To Appeal Violations To Peers

The Daily Collegian reports on two horrifying events that took place yesterday: USG lost its seat on Faculty Senate, sort of and students officially have lost the rights to appeal alleged violations to a group of their peers. Faculty Senate, without allowing any student input, has decided to remove USG Academic Assembly (AA) President Ricardo […]


UPUA Progressing Slowly, Appointing Unelected Students

Editor’s Note: This blog post originally appeared on the website of “Safeguarding Traditions Of Penn State,” which was the precursor to Safeguard Old State. It appears here for posterity. *** The ongoing saga that is the UPUA continues to make headlines in The Daily Collegian this week. I called what UPUA is coming to represent […]


‘The Students Were No Match For The Machiavellian Spanier’

Though Left of Centre featured this post over a month ago, to date it’s one of the greatest (and shortest) documentations of the Penn State administration’s hypocrisy towards students and shared governance. In September of 2004, Vice President of Student Affairs Vicky Triponey was singing USG’s praises. By November, as Left of Centre explains, relations […]


‘Inside Higher Ed’ Reports On PSU Stop & Student Representation

Editor’s Note: This blog post originally appeared on the website of “Safeguarding Traditions Of Penn State,” which was the precursor to Safeguard Old State. It appears here for posterity. *** Elia Powers of Inside Higher Ed reported last Thursday on the lack of democratic student leadership at Penn State University. For frequent readers of the […]


President Stathes Suggests Plotting by Student Affairs on Paternoville

Minutes ago, USG President Stathes suggested on The Lion 90.7FM‘s flagship public affairs show, Radio Free Penn State, that the university knows they made a mistake in regulating Paternoville and will invite UPUA to “fix” it by recommending solutions suggested by administrators. He followed up by saying, “I hope I’m wrong,” explaining that he hopes […]


The Daily Collegian Attacks Lack Of Democracy In UPUA Elections

Editor’s Note: This blog post originally appeared on the website of “Safeguarding Traditions Of Penn State,” which was the precursor to Safeguard Old State. It appears here for posterity. *** The Daily Collegian’s columnist Andrew Hanelly has penned a scathing piece appearing in today’s newspaper slamming UPUA for “technicality trump[ing] democracy.” I highly encourage students […]


Another Tradition Gone: ‘Zombie Nation’ Phased Out At Beaver Stadium

Editor’s Note: This blog post originally appeared on the website of “Safeguarding Traditions Of Penn State,” which was the precursor to Safeguard Old State. It appears here for posterity. *** It’s so sad it’s almost funny, but the situation here at Penn State has gotten so bad that we really expect there to be something […]


Vicky Triponey Holds Useless, Closed Door Meeting On Paternoville

Editor’s Note: This blog post originally appeared on the website of “Safeguarding Traditions Of Penn State,” which was the precursor to Safeguard Old State. It appears here for posterity. *** Vice President of Student Affairs Vicky Triponey held a closed-door meeting last night on Paternoville. Representatives from the Penn State University Police, Intercollegiate Athletics, UPUA […]


Flashback 2004: Vicky Triponey Destroys Tenet Of Shared Governance

Editor’s Note: This blog post originally appeared on the website of “Safeguarding Traditions Of Penn State,” which was the precursor to Safeguard Old State. It appears here for posterity. *** Let’s travel back in time through The Daily Collegian to September 10, 2004. Vice President for Student Affairs Vicky Triponey – after just about 12 […]