The new alumni owners of Hotel State College and Co. knew they’d have their hands full balancing respect for tradition and long-overdue updates to the iconic downtown business. They didn’t know they’d have to cope with a pandemic, too.
In 1969, Muhammad Ali was one of the most famous—and most polarizing—people on the planet. As a handful of Penn State students discovered one memorable night that spring, the once and future heavyweight champ was also unguarded, accessible, and fascinating company on a road trip.
DURING HER FIRST WEEK on campus in the fall of 1979, Lisa Baird attended an open tryout for the women’s volleyball team. “I got cut immediately,” she says, but she did go on to play club volleyball, and ultimately found her passion for sports.
The U.S. News and World Report’s 2021 Best Online Programs rankings placed Penn State World Campus in the top 10 of five graduate degree disciplines and the bachelor’s degree category—the most of any institution.
The first meeting of Chris Beem’s spring seminar took place on Jan. 19, the day before the presidential inauguration. It seemed as good a time as any to kick off a class discussing the health and stability of global democracy.
Former Alumni association president Kevin Steele ’92 JD Law and his wife Tracy ’95 JD Law announced a $25,000 gift in December to create the Steele Family Leadership Program Educational Equity Scholarship at Dickinson Law.