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The Sentinel

An Eye on the Penn State Administration


Archive for December, 2006

As Another Semester Ends, Life In Happy Valley Trudges Along

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. *** As the semester comes to a close, there’s a lot to reflect upon here at Penn State. Over the course of the past year there […]


A Public Declaration: What Representation Means

I am tired of tip-toeing around the issues. I no longer fear “monopolizing” meetings or prompting infighting. Apparently I have already done both. I have accepted that I will never be a “favorite son” of the administration or of UPUA. There is no turning back. For everyone who speculated that I joined UPUA to ensure […]


The Daily Collegian Criticizes UPUA Vice President Belding

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 its official editorial piece today, the editors at The Daily Collegian criticize the lack of process at last Sunday’s UPUA Town Hall meeting in […]


The LION 90.7fm Finds Support From The Daily Collegian

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 LION 90.7fm (WKPS) has struggled for funding ever since Dr. Triponey cut all Student Affairs monies to the station – totaling $25,000 – three […]


Students Sound Off With Discontent In The Daily Collegian

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 been a whirlwind week here at Penn State, particularly at the student radio station, The LION 90.7fm, but I’ll get to that tomorrow. Students […]


UPUA Holds Inaugural Town Hall Meeting In 302 HUB-Robeson

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. *** Today marked the first ever town-hall style meeting held by the University Park Undergraduate Association (UPUA). the meeting, which took place from 1:30pm and lasted […]


PSU Administration Bans Classroom Use Under AD-62

When it comes to the trampling of students’ rights, Penn State University’s administration never ceases to amaze. President Graham Spanier and Vice President of Student Affairs Vicky Triponey have recently made it abundantly clear that their favorite pastime is marginalizing the student community, whether it’s through a THON hour cutback or unfair Paternoville regulations. The […]


Student Programming Assocation, Unequivocal Failure?

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 Student Programming Association (SPA), the administratively created and contrived organization to allocate portions of the student activity fee, continues its embarrassing march toward total […]