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Pennsylvania State University,

main campus at University Park, State College; land-grant and state supported; coeducational; chartered 1855, opened 1859 as Farmers' High School. It was named the Agricultural College of Pennsylvania in 1862, renamed Pennsylvania State College in 1874, and became a university in 1953. The medical school (1965) is at Hershey. Dickinson School of Law (1834, merged with Penn State 2000) is at Carlisle, and there are large campuses at Harrisburg and Erie. The university maintains numerous other colleges statewide, as well as forestry camps and engineering test stations. Among its extensive laboratory facilities are a nuclear reactor, a seismograph, and research centers for biotechnology, gerontology, and underwater systems.

Pennsylvania State University

 

a state-supported university in Pennsylvania. Together with the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia (founded 1740), it is one of the leading academic centers of the USA.

The Pennsylvania State University was founded in 1855 as a farmers’ high school; it became an agricultural college in 1862 and a university in 1953. It has two campuses, with the main campus in University Park, near Lewistown. The university has (1973) more than ten colleges, including colleges of agriculture, engineering, business administration, medicine, and arts and architecture. It also has a graduate school, a center for air environment studies, and institutes for the study of human resources, land and water resources, and the arts and humanities. Other research institutions include laboratories for space research, for the study of animal behavior, and for materials research. The university’s libraries contain about 2.5 million holdings. In the 1972–73 academic year there were more than 52,000 students and 3,200 faculty members.

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The Village School has rented the Willard building from the district for most of its 15-year history, Peara said.
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During 2008's long-range district planning effort - called Shaping 4J's Future - Russell said it was a "serious mistake" to have leased the Willard building to the two popular charter schools, which serve more than 400 students between them.
7 board retreat; update on the Wallace grant and Oregon Leadership Network; update on technology-related consortium efforts; approve Willard building lease extension for charter schools; approve revisions to board policies on intimidation, bullying, harassment, discrimination, hazing and retaliation and cyberbullying; discuss revised guiding beliefs and values statement; discuss board goals and annual agenda for 2009-10.
During 2008's long-range district planning effort - called Shaping 4J's Future - Russell said publicly it was a "serious mistake" to have leased the Willard building to the two popular charter schools, which serve more than 400 students between them.
Even though the board agreed to end their leases and decommission the Willard building in 2010, The Village School and Ridgeline Public Montessori Charter School also received many more requests: 128 at Ridgeline, up from 90 in 2007, and 135 at The Village School, up from 98.
I made a serious mistake, I think, in deciding to lease space in the Willard building to charter schools, in restrospect," he told the board last week, referring to the loss of students who might otherwise choose nearby district schools.
Many said they were puzzled by the logic behind up-rooting two schools - as well as the NATIVES program, which would need to relocate should Village move in - when it might prove unnecessary and spending as much as $800,000 just to get the Willard building ready for Eastside.
Lauch said the Willard building suffers from a backlog of deferred maintenance.

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