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The Sentinel

An Eye on the Penn State Administration


Archive for January, 2007

Penn State Joins iTunes U, Making Class Available on iPods

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. *** Penn State is currently testing the possibility of making iTunes U a major part of student life. iTunes U is an educational compartment of the […]


Shared Governance: Spurring Change Within The Board of Trustees

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. *** While the workload of a first year law student is daunting, STOP is a project in which I simply must take an active role. So […]


Did They Know: Alums Donate $50k to ‘Audio Station’

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. *** Penn State’s College of Communications, led by Dean Doug Anderson, has successfully deceived two alumni currently residing roughly 1,000 miles away from Happy Valley into […]


Should Penn Staters Support The Rally In The Rotunda?

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 we creep toward the 2007 “Rally In The Rotunda”, it seems an opportune time to examine the merits of Penn State’s ever greater demand […]


Dickinson Law Construction Starts, Yet Student Legal Services Missing

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 reported by The Daily Collegian this past week, ground was broken on Thursday for the Dickinson School of Law that will begin functioning at […]


What Can Be Said of Penn State’s Board of Trustees?

Cynthia Baldwin, the chairwoman of Penn State’s Board of Trustees, rebuked students in the fall looking to represent student opinion at these open trustees meetings by saying, “There are other avenues to address your concerns.” By saying this, Baldwin shows her unfortunate misunderstanding of The Pennsylvania State University.  Instead of fulfilling her mission of protecting […]


Bleeding Blue & White: This Movement Needs More Blood

It probably goes without saying that the face of student representation is changing at Penn State. We’ve got a whole website dedicated to it right here. And still, I don’t think that most students – even many of the people who regularly visit STOP – are aware of how broad and sweeping these changes are, […]


The Cost of Living On-Campus at Penn State University

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. *** Does it seem right for students to face an annual roughly $300 increase in the price of living? When considering the inflation rate, certainly not. […]


Could UPUA Ever Become A Tradition Worth Safeguarding?

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. *** Some time ago the question was posed to me by a rather snarky fellow over whether, through the course of time, the University Park Undergraduate […]


What Resolution Can Be Made For Real Student Representation?

As a third-semester sophomore, I stand in astonishment at the chaos that engulfs involved and self-aware students at University Park. Student representation is in more than a “transition state” – everything is in flux and nobody, save a few, have the answers to who controls what and how tasks are executed on students’ behalf. All […]