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Anthony Stem selected as Liberal Arts student marshal

Anthony Stem selected as Liberal Arts student marshal

Stem will represent the College of the Liberal Arts as the student marshal at the commencement ceremony on Dec. 21.

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Shamar Stokes selected as Forbes 30 under 30

Shamar Stokes selected as Forbes 30 under 30

Forbes Under 30 brings together entrepreneurs and innovators from around the world to share ideas on how to make the world more efficient through entrepreneurship and starting businesses and nonprofits.

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CGWR receives $200,000 grant for 2019-2020 academic year

CGWR receives $200,000 grant for 2019-2020 academic year

The Center for Global Workers’ Rights received the grant from the Open Society Foundations to address challenges confronting vulnerable working groups in global supply chains.

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Meet Your Labor and Employment Relations Change Maker Cory Steinle

Meet Your Labor and Employment Relations Change Maker Cory Steinle

Cory Steinle, a junior majoring in labor and employment relations and communication arts and sciences, had an idea to help other first-generation college students like himself through a peer-to-peer mentoring program.

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Meet Your Labor and Employment Relations Change Maker Kylie Kuhns

Meet Your Labor and Employment Relations Change Maker Kylie Kuhns

Kylie Kuhns, a senior in labor and employment relations, has dedicated her life to serving others through THON, Kelsey’s Dream, the non-profit she started in memory of her sister, and even in the White House.

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Mother Jones in Heaven – a musical by Si Kahn at the State Theatre on Nov. 3

Mother Jones in Heaven – a musical by Si Kahn at the State Theatre on Nov. 3

Mother Jones in Heaven centers on the life of Mary Harris “Mother” Jones, and combines storytelling with musical theatre to bring her incredible story to audiences nationwide

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Penn State alumnus commits $2 million to establish liberal arts scholarship

Penn State alumnus commits $2 million to establish liberal arts scholarship

The James P. Osick Scholarship in the College of the Liberal Arts will help students from the Department of History or the School of Labor and Employment Relations who have demonstrated “outstanding performance or who bring special qualities and abilities to Penn State, with consideration being given to academic achievement, character, leadership qualities and financial need.”

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California Says Uber Drivers Are Employees. Now What?

California Says Uber Drivers Are Employees. Now What?

Last night, the California Senate passed a piece of legislation codifying the “ABC test,” a more stringent standard that employers must meet to classify workers as independent contractors. While this bill will affect many workers across California, one of the most notable effects will come in the so-called “gig” economy.

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Penn State LER Faculty Present at the ASA

Penn State LER Faculty Present at the ASA

The American Sociological Association recently held its 114th Annual Meeting, “Engaging Social Justice for a Better World,” from August 10-13th in New York City. A number of LER faculty shared their research and participated in a variety of sessions.

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There is a Crisis in Pennsylvania Nursing Homes.  And We Need to Address It.  Now.

There is a Crisis in Pennsylvania Nursing Homes. And We Need to Address It. Now.

Attention baby boomers. There is a crisis in our state and you better start paying attention to it. The entire nursing home sector in Pennsylvania recently scored an “F” in quality in a report based on data reported to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, a Federal government agency. And sixteen nursing homes in the state made the list of the 400 worst nursing homes in the nation.

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