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Governor Wolf Welcomes New PASSHE Chancellor Daniel Greenstein

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Welcomes New PASSHE Chancellor Daniel Greenstein Education,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Marking a new vision for the state’s 14 public universities, Governor Tom Wolf today celebrated the swearing-in of Dr. Daniel Greenstein as the fifth chancellor of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. Greenstein is a former leader with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the University of California system. “Dr. Greenstein comes to the State System at a time of tremendous challenge and tremendous opportunity,” said Governor Wolf. “I was proud to participate in the selection of Dan as the new chancellor and I welcome the opportunity to work with him on a new vision of our public universities. We need a strong state system that provides every student with an affordable education, so they can succeed in Pennsylvania.”The governor delivered remarks during the swearing-in ceremony at the Dixon University Center in Harrisburg. He was joined by PASSHE Board of Governors Chairwoman Cynthia Shapira and other members, representatives from the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties, Pennsylvania Association of Councils of Trustees, officials from many state universities, and other higher education leaders.The commonwealth’s public universities serve nearly 100,000 students, of which 90 percent are Pennsylvania residents. The students study a wide array of fields, including STEM, health care, business and more.Greenstein previously led the Postsecondary Success strategy at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, helping other higher education leaders to raise educational-attainment levels and to promote economic mobility, Before joining the foundation, Greenstein was Vice Provost for Academic Planning and Programs for the University of California system. In that role, he oversaw system-wide academic planning and programs. center_img January 16, 2019last_img read more

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Football: UW strikes deal with Western Kentucky, completes 2018 schedule

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin football team had a hole to fill in their 2018 schedule, with one non-conference game still needed to complete a 12-game regular season schedule.To fill that hole, athletic director Barry Alvarez took an unconventional route. UW agreed to a three-game deal with Western Kentucky, with only one of the games involving football.The Badgers will play the Hilltoppers at Camp Randall to open their 2018 season. They will also go up against them twice in men’s basketball, with one game at the Kohl Center in 2017 and one at Bowling Green, Kentucky in 2018.According to Alvarez, this isn’t anything new in college athletics, but for him, this route is one he hasn’t taken yet.Football: As spring winds down, quarterback battle heats upThe battle for the Wisconsin’s quarterback spot is in full swing this spring and remains one of the big question marks Read…“You have to be creative in what you’re doing with scheduling – to fill your schedule and match the open dates with someone else,” Alvarez told UWBadgers.com. “Sometimes you have to do these things to make it all work.”Western Kentucky is coming off as 12-2 season in 2015-16, which is the program’s first 12-win season since 2002-03. The Hilltoppers recorded a perfect 8-0 record in Conference USA and defeated Southern Mississippi by 17 points in the conference championship game. They then went on to defeat the University of Southern Florida in the Miami Beach Bowl, topping off one of the best season’s in the program’s history.Additionally, the school’s basketball program has continued to be one of the better mid-major programs college basketball has to offer. They won at least 18 games in each of the previous three seasons and have 42 conference titles in their history.Wisconsin’s 2018 football schedule can be seen below in its entirety.last_img read more

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Magic Johnson, Kyle Kuzma react to Lakers’ latest cap space-clearing moves

first_imgWow wow WOW what a trade and big move by Jeanie and Rob to clear $32M in cap space! This move puts the Lakers in play for all of the free agents. I can’t wait until Sunday!! It’s going to be exciting!— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) June 27, 2019Laker Nation, Anthony Davis just showed all of us Lakers fans he wants to win a championship by waiving his $4M trade kicker!— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) June 27, 2019Kuzma’s reaction was a bit more straight forward:pic.twitter.com/NGOZMcMRmt— kuz (@kylekuzma) June 27, 2019It was also reported on Thursday that LeBron James is switching jersey numbers so Davis can wear No. 23 with LA next season.This NBA offseason has already been eventful, but it looks like things are only going to get crazier from here. The Lakers continued their busy offseason Thursday, making more moves to better position themselves for the start of free agency on Sunday night.ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Los Angeles traded Mo Wagner, Isaac Bonga and Jemerrio Jones to the Wizards as part of the blockbuster Anthony Davis deal, which is now a three-team affair. Wojnarowski also reported that Davis has waived his $4 million trade kicker. Those two moves now give LA $32 million in cap space, enough to sign a star player to a max contract this offseason. MORE: What are LA’s next roster moves following Anthony Davis trade?As with all things that happen in the NBA, you didn’t have to look too hard on Twitter to find people reacting to the news. We even got reactions from former Lakers president Magic Johnson and current Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma.Johnson took to Twitter to congratulate not only Lakers owner Jeanie Buss and general manager Rob Pelinka, but also Anthony Davis for… waiving his trade kicker?last_img read more

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