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Penn State Reports 229 New COVID-19 Cases at University Park after Thousands of Departure Tests

Penn State Reports 229 New COVID-19 Cases at University Park after Thousands of Departure Tests

- Geoff Rushton

Penn State reported more than 200 new COVID-19 cases at University Park in its semi-weekly update on Tuesday, largely resulting from thousands of departure tests performed last week before Thanksgiving break and the end of campus-based instruction for the semester.


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I Was Attacked by a Py(rannosaurus)rex – and Lived!
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I Was Attacked by a Py(rannosaurus)rex – and Lived!
2 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Russell Frank
Thanks to those spoilsports in the infectious disease community who do not want to see us all sicken and die, I am prepared for an intimate little Thanksgiving dinner for two tomorrow, rather than the food orgy for 50 we usually attend. I was not prepared for thermal shock. [Read More]
No. 15 Penn State Hockey Drops Fourth Game 7-3 To No. 14 Wisconsin No. 15 Penn State Hockey Drops Fourth Game 7-3 To No. 14 Wisconsin
10 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Frankie Marzano
No. 15 Penn State hockey (0-4-0) dropped its fourth game of the season 7-3 against No. 14 Wisconsin (4-2-0) at LaBahn Arena Tuesday night. [Read More]
Centre County Courthouse to Be Closed to Public for 2 Weeks Centre County Courthouse to Be Closed to Public for 2 Weeks
15 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Citing the rise in COVID-19 cases locally and in surrounding counties, President Judge Pamela Ruest directed the courthouse in Bellefonte to be closed to the public for non-emergency matters from Nov. 30 through Dec. 11. [Read More]
Penn State Safety Trent Gordon Enters Transfer Portal Penn State Safety Trent Gordon Enters Transfer Portal
18 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Matt DiSanto
Penn State football safety Trent Gordon has entered the NCAA transfer portal, according to multiple reports. [Read More]
Nature’s Ways: Our State Animal — the White-Tailed Deer
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Nature’s Ways: Our State Animal — the White-Tailed Deer
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Mark Nale
The white-tailed deer, our official state animal, is a common sight for most residents of central Pennsylvania. Living where I do in rural Centre County, it is a rare day that I do not see a deer. However, this was not always the case. [Read More]
'Innovating for Good: Leveraging AI for Nonprofits' Virtual Event Set for Dec. 2 'Innovating for Good: Leveraging AI for Nonprofits' Virtual Event Set for Dec. 2
1 day ago - StateCollege.com
Penn State students, faculty and staff, along with nonprofits and nongovernmental organizations are invited to learn more about how artificial intelligence can be used to address challenges facing organizations. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Get Shots But Not Goals In Loss To Wisconsin Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Get Shots But Not Goals In Loss To Wisconsin
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State fell 6-3 on Monday evening against Wisconsin in Madison and 0-3 on the year despite a massive disparity in shots. [Read More]
State College Mayor Filippelli Urges Community to Follow COVID-19 Guidelines During Holiday
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State College Mayor Filippelli Urges Community to Follow COVID-19 Guidelines During Holiday
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations surge across Pennsylvania and the nation, State College Mayor Ron Filippelli urged the local community to reduce the spread of the virus during the Thanksgiving holiday by limiting in-person gatherings and following public health guidelines. [Read More]
Ferguson Township Municipal Building to Be Closed to Public after Thanksgiving Ferguson Township Municipal Building to Be Closed to Public after Thanksgiving
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Ferguson Township's Municipal Building will be closed to public access indefinitely starting on Thanksgiving as part of the township's COVID-19 mitigation efforts. [Read More]
Wolf Says Pennsylvania Bars and Restaurants Must End Alcohol Sales at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Eve Wolf Says Pennsylvania Bars and Restaurants Must End Alcohol Sales at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Eve
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
For one night only, Pennsylvania bars and restaurants must stop serving alcohol on-site at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving eve, one of a series of targeted mitigation efforts announced by Gov. Tom Wolf's administration on Monday as the commonwealth's surge COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continues unab [Read More]

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I Was Attacked by a Py(rannosaurus)rex – and Lived!
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I Was Attacked by a Py(rannosaurus)rex – and Lived!
2 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Russell Frank
Thanks to those spoilsports in the infectious disease community who do not want to see us all sicken and die, I am prepared for an intimate little Thanksgiving dinner for two tomorrow, rather than the food orgy for 50 we usually attend. I was not prepared for thermal shock. [Read More]
'Innovating for Good: Leveraging AI for Nonprofits' Virtual Event Set for Dec. 2 'Innovating for Good: Leveraging AI for Nonprofits' Virtual Event Set for Dec. 2
1 day ago - StateCollege.com
Penn State students, faculty and staff, along with nonprofits and nongovernmental organizations are invited to learn more about how artificial intelligence can be used to address challenges facing organizations. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Sandy Barbour's Guarantee to James Franklin
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Penn State Football: Sandy Barbour's Guarantee to James Franklin
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
It was a conversation that Sandy Barbour might like to have back right about now. It may have meant the difference between a buyout of $11 million and one for $32 million. [Read More]
Thanksgiving 2020: Nolds Offer Help on Giving Thanks During Tough Times
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Thanksgiving 2020: Nolds Offer Help on Giving Thanks During Tough Times
5 days ago - StateCollege.com - Bill Horlacher
As I reflected on the somber state of Happy Valley just prior to Thanksgiving, I decided it was time to call Dan Nold. The veteran pastor of Calvary Church, Dan has been my go-to guy for wisdom throughout this crisis-filled year. He also suggested that we include his wife, Lynn, in the conversation. [Read More]
Downtown State College Businesses Hope for Boost from Holiday Shopping Season Downtown State College Businesses Hope for Boost from Holiday Shopping Season
5 days ago - StateCollege.com - Holly Riddle
While, for most, this year’s holiday shopping season may not include packed malls and crowded lines, retailers in downtown State College are doing what they can to bring in business safely and still provide an enjoyable holiday shopping experience for locals. The holiday shopping season kicks off [Read More]
Legally Blind Penn State Student Runs Marathon to Raise Money for Visually Impaired Children Legally Blind Penn State Student Runs Marathon to Raise Money for Visually Impaired Children
5 days ago - StateCollege.com - Sasha Kalika
Less than one percent of the United States population can say that they’ve run a 26.2-mile marathon. Even fewer can say that they’ve done so legally blind. [Read More]
The 12 Ills That Are Plaguing Penn State Football in 2020
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The 12 Ills That Are Plaguing Penn State Football in 2020
5 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Penn State head coach James Franklin is positive the biggest negative contributing to the Nittany Lions' 0-4 start is that they are coughing up the football. [Read More]
Amidst Pandemic, Food Bank Sees Increased Need for Thanksgiving Help Amidst Pandemic, Food Bank Sees Increased Need for Thanksgiving Help
6 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Vincent Corso
Each year, the State College Food Bank works toward the goal that no one in Centre County goes without a Thanksgiving dinner. This year, with families struggling because of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, that goal was made all the more important. [Read More]
Rising Hope to Host ‘Christmas at the Barn’ Rising Hope to Host ‘Christmas at the Barn’
6 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Connie Cousins
The Rising Hope Therapeutic Riding Center has planned a special event for 1-5 p.m. on Saturday called “Christmas at the Barn.” [Read More]
Penn State Law’s Colombian Twins: Doubling Down on Issues of Social Justice
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Penn State Law’s Colombian Twins: Doubling Down on Issues of Social Justice
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Bill Horlacher
Angelica and Indira Ricaurte Villalobos are twins and Fulbright scholars who are passionate about opportunities to work for greater justice, equity and peace in their violence-torn nation of Colombia and especially for their ethnic group, the Afro-Colombian people. [Read More]

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No. 15 Penn State Hockey Drops Fourth Game 7-3 To No. 14 Wisconsin No. 15 Penn State Hockey Drops Fourth Game 7-3 To No. 14 Wisconsin
10 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Frankie Marzano
No. 15 Penn State hockey (0-4-0) dropped its fourth game of the season 7-3 against No. 14 Wisconsin (4-2-0) at LaBahn Arena Tuesday night. [Read More]
Penn State Safety Trent Gordon Enters Transfer Portal Penn State Safety Trent Gordon Enters Transfer Portal
18 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Matt DiSanto
Penn State football safety Trent Gordon has entered the NCAA transfer portal, according to multiple reports. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Get Shots But Not Goals In Loss To Wisconsin Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Get Shots But Not Goals In Loss To Wisconsin
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State fell 6-3 on Monday evening against Wisconsin in Madison and 0-3 on the year despite a massive disparity in shots. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Face Wisconsin as They Try to Get New Faces Up to Speed Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Face Wisconsin as They Try to Get New Faces Up to Speed
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State hockey, which finds itself undergoing a massive roster overhaul following the departure of nearly 60% of its scoring in 2019, faces a bit of an uphill battle in 2020. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Sandy Barbour's Guarantee to James Franklin
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Penn State Football: Sandy Barbour's Guarantee to James Franklin
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
It was a conversation that Sandy Barbour might like to have back right about now. It may have meant the difference between a buyout of $11 million and one for $32 million. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Michigan Game Set for Noon Kick on ABC Penn State Football: Michigan Game Set for Noon Kick on ABC
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State and Michigan will take the field this Saturday at Noon in Ann Arbor, Michigan as the Nittany Lions look for their first win of the season while the Wolverines look to build off of a triple-overtime win against Rutgers. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Handing Out the Grades Following Penn State's Loss to Iowa Penn State Football: Handing Out the Grades Following Penn State's Loss to Iowa
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Another weekend and another set of grades following the fifth loss by Penn State this season. [Read More]
Penn State Football: The Dreams and Nightmares of the 2020 Season Penn State Football: The Dreams and Nightmares of the 2020 Season
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
As Penn State trotted out onto the field for the second half of Saturday evening’s game, Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill’s song Dreams And Nightmares pounded through the Beaver Stadium soundsystem and down onto the field. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Freiermuth to Miss Remainder of Season Following Surgery Penn State Football: Freiermuth to Miss Remainder of Season Following Surgery
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State tight end Pat Freiermuth will miss the remainder of the season following surgery scheduled for next week coach James Franklin announced on Saturday night following the Nittany Lions' 41-21 loss to Iowa. [Read More]
Penn State Football Falls to Iowa, Drops to 0-5 for First Time in Program History Penn State Football Falls to Iowa, Drops to 0-5 for First Time in Program History
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Gabe Angieri
Penn State football (0-5) wasn’t able to snap its losing streak on Saturday, losing to Iowa (3-2) 41-21 at Beaver Stadium. [Read More]

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No. 15 Penn State Hockey Drops Fourth Game 7-3 To No. 14 Wisconsin No. 15 Penn State Hockey Drops Fourth Game 7-3 To No. 14 Wisconsin
10 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Frankie Marzano
No. 15 Penn State hockey (0-4-0) dropped its fourth game of the season 7-3 against No. 14 Wisconsin (4-2-0) at LaBahn Arena Tuesday night. [Read More]
'Innovating for Good: Leveraging AI for Nonprofits' Virtual Event Set for Dec. 2 'Innovating for Good: Leveraging AI for Nonprofits' Virtual Event Set for Dec. 2
1 day ago - StateCollege.com
Penn State students, faculty and staff, along with nonprofits and nongovernmental organizations are invited to learn more about how artificial intelligence can be used to address challenges facing organizations. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Get Shots But Not Goals In Loss To Wisconsin Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Get Shots But Not Goals In Loss To Wisconsin
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State fell 6-3 on Monday evening against Wisconsin in Madison and 0-3 on the year despite a massive disparity in shots. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Face Wisconsin as They Try to Get New Faces Up to Speed Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Face Wisconsin as They Try to Get New Faces Up to Speed
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State hockey, which finds itself undergoing a massive roster overhaul following the departure of nearly 60% of its scoring in 2019, faces a bit of an uphill battle in 2020. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Sandy Barbour's Guarantee to James Franklin
Column
Penn State Football: Sandy Barbour's Guarantee to James Franklin
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
It was a conversation that Sandy Barbour might like to have back right about now. It may have meant the difference between a buyout of $11 million and one for $32 million. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Michigan Game Set for Noon Kick on ABC Penn State Football: Michigan Game Set for Noon Kick on ABC
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State and Michigan will take the field this Saturday at Noon in Ann Arbor, Michigan as the Nittany Lions look for their first win of the season while the Wolverines look to build off of a triple-overtime win against Rutgers. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Handing Out the Grades Following Penn State's Loss to Iowa Penn State Football: Handing Out the Grades Following Penn State's Loss to Iowa
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Another weekend and another set of grades following the fifth loss by Penn State this season. [Read More]
Penn State Football: The Dreams and Nightmares of the 2020 Season Penn State Football: The Dreams and Nightmares of the 2020 Season
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
As Penn State trotted out onto the field for the second half of Saturday evening’s game, Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill’s song Dreams And Nightmares pounded through the Beaver Stadium soundsystem and down onto the field. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Freiermuth to Miss Remainder of Season Following Surgery Penn State Football: Freiermuth to Miss Remainder of Season Following Surgery
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State tight end Pat Freiermuth will miss the remainder of the season following surgery scheduled for next week coach James Franklin announced on Saturday night following the Nittany Lions' 41-21 loss to Iowa. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Fall 3-2, But Look Improved Against Gophers Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Fall 3-2, But Look Improved Against Gophers
5 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Despite the loss, Penn State headed to the locker room as the horn sounded for the final time with reason for optimism. [Read More]
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I Was Attacked by a Py(rannosaurus)rex – and Lived!

Thanks to those spoilsports in the infectious disease community who do not want to see us all sicken and die, I am prepared for an intimate little Thanksgiving dinner for two tomorrow, rather than the food orgy for 50 we usually attend. I was not prepared for thermal shock.

Mark Nale

Nature’s Ways: Our State Animal — the White-Tailed Deer

The white-tailed deer, our official state animal, is a common sight for most residents of central Pennsylvania. Living where I do in rural Centre County, it is a rare day that I do not see a deer. However, this was not always the case.

Helping Happy Valley: The Most Important 'Rally in the Valley' EverJoe Battista

I am calling on all residents, Penn State alumni and longtime friends of Happy Valley and Centre County to pull together for a cause that impacts all of us who love this area. I am encouraging all of us to come together to participate in the “Helping Happy Valley” effort.

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