On April 7, Penn State Wilkes-Barre hosted the Forum on Black Affairs, an organization whose goal is to partner with the University to encourage racial diversity, and specifically to create a climate conducive for black faculty and staff to thrive on each Penn State campus.
New innovation hubs in 13 Penn State campus communities are successfully supporting early-stage startups. In the process, they have discovered an unanticipated benefit to the program: an abundant source of hands-on student internships that enhance success for startups and students.
Nathan is a Penn State University Park Recipient of the 2016 Stand Up Award for his dedication to environmental justice and his ethical leadership in organizing efforts to address climate change and its disproportionate impacts on vulnerable populations. For more of Nathan’s story, or to nominate a student for a 2017 Stand Up Award: www.StandUpPSU.com.
Alanna is a Penn State University Park Recipient of the 2016 Stand Up Award for her dedication to social justice and ethical leadership in promoting productive dialogue between students, faculty, and university administration on the ethics of climate change and fossil fuel divestment.
Jaden Rankin-Whalers is a Penn State University Park Recipient of the 2016 Stand Up Award for her dedication to raising awareness of student poverty and her ethical leadership in combatting stigma associated with poverty and homelessness. For more of Jaden’s story, or to nominate a student for a 2017 Stand Up Award: www.StandUpPSU.com.