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Mark Brackenbury, Town&Gown

Mark Brackenbury, Town&Gown

Articles by Mark Brackenbury, Town&Gown

Letter from the Editor: As Centre County Goes … Letter from the Editor: As Centre County Goes …
3 weeks ago - Town and gown
I’m a numbers geek. It’s an ironic trait for someone whose only D in college came after the naive decision, as a freshman journalism student, to take a math course as an elective. Nice move. But I do love mining insight from numbers, as long as someone who has a clue has done the [Read More]
Q&A with Pink Zone President Mitch Kirsch Q&A with Pink Zone President Mitch Kirsch
6 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mark Brackenbury, Town&Gown
These are challenging times for all nonprofits, with a national focus on the pandemic and so many people struggling financially. The search for a new executive director added even more to the mix at Pink Zone, which helps lead the fight against breast cancer by raising funds and mobilizing resources [Read More]
Q&A with Pink Zone President Mitch Kirsch Q&A with Pink Zone President Mitch Kirsch
7 weeks ago - Town and gown
These are challenging times for all nonprofits, with a national focus on the pandemic and so many people struggling financially. The search for a new executive director added even more to the mix at Pink Zone, which helps lead the fight against breast cancer by raising funds and mobilizing resources [Read More]
Letter from the Editor: Fall Traditions, 2020 Style Letter from the Editor: Fall Traditions, 2020 Style
8 weeks ago - Town and gown
As we’ve traveled along the winding, pothole-laden road to the fall of 2020, much of the focus locally – including in this space – has been on Penn State. As Karen Walker reported last month, many in downtown State College greeted the students’ return in late-August with a [Read More]
Letter from the Editor: Downtown Businesses Need Us   Letter from the Editor: Downtown Businesses Need Us
12 weeks ago - Town and gown
For the first time since 1886, there will be no Penn State football games played this fall.  The annual tradition began November 12, 1887, with a 54-0 win at Bucknell. It grew for 132 years, through a 53-39 win over Memphis in the Cotton Bowl on December 28, 2019. It’s a [Read More]
Letter from the Editor: Driving to a Bygone Era Letter from the Editor: Driving to a Bygone Era
16 weeks ago - Town and gown
On a beautiful, warm summer night earlier this season, my wife and I took a trip back in time: We headed to the drive-in. In this Summer of COVID, we have to get creative in finding entertainment. Sometimes, it’s right in front of us – or, in this case, a pleasant 40-minute drive along [Read More]
Q&A with Terry Watson, of Strategies for Justice, on Working for Change Q&A with Terry Watson, of Strategies for Justice, on Working for Change
20 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mark Brackenbury, Town&Gown
Terry Watson’s family has a rich history in law enforcement. Their experiences helped inspire Watson, of State College, to develop a speakers bureau called Battle with Moses People to spark dialogue on inequities inside and outside of law enforcement. Last year, Watson founded Strategies for Justi [Read More]
Q&A with State College Mayor Ron Filippelli, on efforts toward racial equity   Q&A with State College Mayor Ron Filippelli, on efforts toward racial equity
21 weeks ago - Town and gown
It’s been an eventful stretch since Ron Filippelli was sworn-in as State College mayor in December. Filippelli, the ceremonial head of the municipality and something of a public ambassador, has helped the borough respond to the coronavirus pandemic and the heightened calls for racial equity [Read More]
Q&A with Terry Watson, of Strategies for Justice, on working for change Q&A with Terry Watson, of Strategies for Justice, on working for change
21 weeks ago - Town and gown
Terry Watson’s family has a rich history in law enforcement. His great-grandfather Moses P. Cobb was the first black police officer to have a full career in New York City. His great-uncle Samuel Battle was the first African-American detective in the NYPD. Their experiences helped inspire [Read More]
Letter from the Editor: Big Shoes Dropping   Letter from the Editor: Big Shoes Dropping
21 weeks ago - Town and gown
The news was delivered with little fanfare on a quiet Sunday evening, June 14. But its impact is huge. Penn State leaders announced that the university will resume in-person classes for the fall semester, which begins August 24. After a hiatus that stretches to the weekend of March 6 – when [Read More]
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