January 22, 1998......Volume 27, Issue 17

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Paternos donate $3.5 million
While some collegiate coaches stress academic excellence as well as athletic prowess, none seem quite as emphatic as Nittany Lions Head Football Coach Joe Paterno and his wife, Sue. The couple recently endorsed their faith in higher education with a $3.5 million gift to the University.

Governor releases $3 million for projects
Calling Penn State one of the gems of Pennsylvania's network of institutions of higher learning, Gov. Tom Ridge released nearly $3 million in state capital budget funds for projects at two Penn State University campuses on Jan. 19.

Ground is broken for Fayette's $4.7 million biomedical tech center
Construction will begin Jan. 26 on a $4.7 million biomedical technology center at Penn State Fayette in Uniontown, a a state Department of General Services project.

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