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Friday, April 24, 2020

Due to the economic challenges facing Pennsylvania and the nation, Penn State President Eric J. Barron announced plans on April 23 to freeze tuition rates for all students University-wide for the 2020-21 academic year. The plan, which will be presented to the University’s Board of Trustees for final approval at its July meeting, would mark the third consecutive year that Penn State has held tuition rates flat for Pennsylvania resident students.

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Night of Remembrance vigil postponed

The annual Night of Remembrance vigil, held each spring semester to honor and remember students who passed away during the past academic year, has been postponed due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. The candlelight service will be rescheduled for a later date when it can be held on campus.  Full story



"How Democracies Die" by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt will be the first selection in the McCourtney Institute for Democracy's virtual book club. Discussions will be held May 20 and 21 in Zoom.

McCourtney Institute for Democracy launches virtual book club

The McCourtney Institute for Democracy invites the Penn State community to join a virtual book club discussing books that examine what it means to live in a democracy. The first selection will be New York Times-bestseller, “How Democracies Die,” by Harvard political scientists Steven Levisky and Daniel Ziblatt.   Full story

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