In the News
March 21, 2002

Room and board rates
are set for 2002-03
Washington, D.C. -- The Board of Trustees approved room and board rates on March 15 for the 2002-2003 academic year. The new rates are effective for the 2002 fall semester at all of Penn State's residential campuses.

Faculty, staff can be resources
for students who are in distress

A student sits crying quietly at the back of the classroom. A student's grades fall dramatically over a short period of time. A student comes to office hours to discuss matters other than course work.

From pickles to pilots
to Penn State, oh my!

In the late 19th century, the land on which Penn State Harrisburg presently stands was known in Middletown as "the pickle farm."

University launches Project
MELD with diversity grant

A new project to help promote cultural diversity awareness on campus has received a two-year, $250,000 grant from AT&T Foundation.

Gubernatorial candidate
Rendell to visit campus

Edward Rendell, Democratic candidate for governor of Pennsylvania, will make the University a stop on his campaign tour at the invitation of faculty and staff.

Faculty Senate to
discuss several reports

The University Faculty Senate will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, in 112 Kern Graduate Building, University Park.

Visit marks launch
of arts-in-medicine project

Naj Wikoff, president of the Society for the Arts in Healthcare and director of the Healing and the Arts Program at the C. Everett Koop Institute and Dartmouth Medical School, will visit the College of Medicine on March 25-26.