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  •  Be that as it may, (5+ / 0-)

    the budget cuts proposed by Corbett will make it virtually impossible for students to get enough classes to graduate in 4 years.  Penn State is also an important symbol of Pennsylvania to the rest of the country, and the world, and the state should do everything to see it thrive.

    I remember reading at one point that Penn State does a better job than any other university in the country of social mobility.

    / not an alum and think it's long past time for Galen Hall to take over as head coach.  

    "This world demands the qualities of youth: not a time of life but a state of mind[.]" -- Robert F. Kennedy

    by Loge on Mon Jul 18, 2011 at 09:33:36 AM PDT

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    •  agreed on funding cuts (5+ / 0-)
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      OWCH, Loge, Joe Willy, mapamp, BachFan

      My comment has nothing whatsoever to do with PSU's shrinking support from the Commonwealth that it serves so admirably.  It's just that I did graduate work at another of the universities in the same group (Pitt), and know about the legal status of such schools.

      And I'm an inveterate pedant.

      grok the "edku" -- edscan's "revelation", 21 January 2009

      by N in Seattle on Mon Jul 18, 2011 at 09:47:41 AM PDT

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    •  A Penn State alum (5+ / 0-)
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      Loge, Joe Willy, sunny skies, mapamp, BachFan

      I can give my personal testimony to social mobility at Penn State.  I am the first member of my family ever to be graduated from college, back in 1973.  At that time Penn State was much more affordable than it is today.  My four years there have enriched my life beyond anything I imagined at the time.  My son is also a graduate, just a couple of years ago.  It is much less affordable now.  I often think how lucky I was to go to college in the 60's, when education for the working class was valued and supported.

      JoePa was coach when I was there, as he is today.  I respect his integrity, his love of the University, and his generosity even if I seldom agree with his politics.  I think his comments show just how far today's GOP has moved away from moderate, or even sane, conservatism.

      Sweden. That's bad?

      by docterry on Mon Jul 18, 2011 at 09:50:34 AM PDT

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