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Philadelphia Region edition

Philadelphia Region edition

Monday, April 26, 2021


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2021 Penn State student award recipients announced

Each year, Penn State honors several students for the highest levels of academic excellence, outstanding leadership and meritorious service. The 2021 student award recipients exemplify best practices and achievements among Penn State students, reflecting the University's mission of teaching, research and service.  Full story

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The People's Kitchen earns Community Engagement and Scholarship Award

The People’s Kitchen, led by Penn State Center Philadelphia and other Penn State partners, has received the 2021 Penn State Award for Community Engagement and Scholarship. The effort is led by Shivaani Selvaraj, director, and Carly Pourzand, community engagement specialist, both at Penn State Center Philadelphia.  Full story

Social justice fair examines mass incarceration, racial justice

Brandywine’s annual social justice fair focused on the theme of “Mass Incarceration and Racial Justice.” The weeklong series of events was hosted by Brandywine’s Center for Ethics and Civic Engagement, in partnership with Penn State Abington Student Engagement and Leadership and Penn State World Campus Student Affairs.  Full story

Dr. Jenkins speaking to students via Zoom

Undergraduate research events showcase student excellence

Students involved in undergraduate research projects at Penn State Scranton and other regional University campuses and local universities had a chance to present their research projects during two annual academic events this month, both of which were held virtually due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  Full story

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President Barron shares message following verdict in Minneapolis trial

One year ago on Memorial Day, our nation watched in horror as George Floyd was killed on the streets of Minneapolis by the now former police officer Derek Chauvin. Today, he was found guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter by a jury after about 10 hours of deliberations.

A jury found him guilty, yet this delivery of justice by our legal system does not mitigate the trauma, frustration and anger that members of our community are feeling over the death of George Floyd. It is palpable and profound and nothing can mitigate the fact that another innocent life was taken. We grieve because George Floyd was taken from his family and his community because of the wanton and unjustifiable abuse of power. We grieve because racism, inequality, and brutality in America persist.  Full story