Illustration The Art and Activism of Aaron Maybin
September / October 2020

Black Voices Alumni, Faculty, and Students Speak Out, The Art and Activism of Aaron Maybin


The Movement Continues

The mass protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd have been hailed by many as the start of a new civil rights movement. We asked faculty from Penn State’s African American Studies department for their perspective on the surge in awareness and activism, which they see as part of an ongoing process that began centuries ago and is unlikely to end anytime soon.
Savita Iyer

"You Can't Be What You Don't See"

Black alumni from the 1960s to the 2010s recall the challenges and opportunities of their time on campus, and share their hopes for Penn State's future.
Robyn Rydzy '95 Com and Ryan Jones '95 Com

Campus Life

Equity Initiatives

The university offers a multifaceted plan to address diversity, inclusion, and equity issues across its campuses.
Robyn Passante '95 Com


From the Heart

An impassioned plea from a Penn State offensive lineman captures the emotion of the moment.
B.J. Reyes ’95 Com

More Than the Games

History professor Amira Rose Davis provides context on how sports fits into the fight for justice and equality.
B.J. Reyes ’95 Com

Cautious Optimism

In the face of an evolving pandemic, Penn State prepared for conference-only play and limited attendance.
B.J. Reyes ’95 Com

Faculty Expertise

Testing Time

Engineering professor Weihua Guan is working to develop a rapid test for asymptomatic carriers of COVID-19.
Savita Iyer

Practical Advice: Maura Shea

The Bellisario College professor recommends a selection of documentary films that offer insight on slavery, the civil rights movement, and the everyday Black experience.
Savita Iyer

From the Editor

My Thoughts Exactly

Association News