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Town&Gown March 2015

50 Years of Town&Gown: Population - Tracey M. Dooms, Town&Gown

In the early 1960s, Philadelphia-area high school student Consuelo Miller narrowed down her college choices to two — Penn State in rural Central Pennsylvania and Howard University, a historically black university in Washington, DC. She chose Penn State so that her parents wouldn’t have



Letter from the Editor

The incredibly handsome photo you see on this page might fool you into thinking that I’m some sort of fashion expert. Let me dispel that rumor quickly — I am not! I feel unqualified to even be writing about fashion, but it goes well with this month’s issue that includes Jodi

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Taste of Month: Hublersburg Inn

During the nineteenth century, taverns and inns were an area’s social center. More than just a bar, they contributed to the local economy by serving as gathering places for trade, entertainment, and hotels for traveling merchants on stagecoaches. In addition, visitors to the area also brought

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Lunch with Mimi: Gary Brandeis & Dan Deitchman (Fraser Centre)

After more than 10 years of planning, delays, and development changes, the Fraser Centre in State College is finally under construction. The construction team began the project in October 2014 with excavation and belowground work to relocate utilities, lay the building’s foundation, and build

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5 Questions with author Jess Walter

Since 2002, the Centre County Reads program has been encouraging county residents of all ages to come together and explore the human condition and various issues of community. It strives to do this by reading, studying, and discussing the same featured book. This year, the program recognizes and

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On Center: Time for Three

When Time for Three was getting its start, the trio called itself the world’s first classically trained garage band. “The term really was something that we used to use. We try not to use it too much these days,” says Time for Three violinist Nick Kendall. “It was a way to

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Q&A with Matt Jordan of College Town Film Festival

For the past few years, members of the Penn State and State College communities have looked for ways to end State Patty’s Day, the student-created event centered around drinking, or at least lessen the negative effects of it. This year comes THAW Festival, a sort of Arts Festival in winter.

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Is Penn State a Real University?

On its surface, the central question of ”Is Penn State A Real University?” seems ridiculous. Yet its thoughtful exploration by Dr. Ben Novak, a four-term former Trustee, reveals that there is far more to the answer than one might first imagine. In this abridged version of the

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Earvin “Magic” Johnson to Discuss Money & Opportunity

His nickname may be “Magic,” but his penchant for giving back to communities is no trick. The final event in the 2015 Shaping the Future Summit “Power of Money” series, cosponsored by the Schreyer Honors College and Student Programming Association, features Earvin

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Snapshot: Megan Renaut

Penn State senior and THON 2015 director Megan Renaut has an arsenal of fanny packs — and she’s not afraid to use them! THON has been helping children with cancer and their families since 1977, raising more than $114 million for the Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Hershey

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