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PSU Vaccine Debate

This weekend marks move in weekend at Penn State.

Thousands are returning to State College and other University campuses for the start of Fall semester.

But as Gary Sinderson reports the return to on campus classes has sparked controversy over Penn State’s decision not to require vaccinations.

In a recent message to the university community on the vaccination issue, Penn State President Eric Barron allude to possible political fallout,specifically that the state legislature may cut the
university funding if vaccinations were mandated. One area lawmaker now says, in terms of projecting what the legislature might do, the Penn State President may be right.

In State College, traffic picking up people on the streets with students returning to town. A week ago, a large group of Penn State faculty, staffers and students holding a campus demonstration,
demanding that the University change its stance against requiring covid vaccinations

Also last week, this message from Penn State President Eric Barron saying vaccine mandates at public universities have been met with challenges. Then mentioning what he refers to as political
realities, that state funding of Penn State relies on strong bipartisan support in the state legislature.

A Democratic State Representative from Centre County telling us there may very well be a negative reaction in Harrisburg to a university vaccine requirement

The current state allocation for Penn State is just over 4 percent of the university’s total operating budget

And once again classes for the Fall semester at Penn State beginning on Monday,

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