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About the author:
Audrey Rodgers was born in New York in 1923, the daughter of David and Rebecca Tropauer. She attended Walton High School and received a B.A. degree from Hunter College in the City of New York with a Major in English. After her marriage to Allan Rodgers in 1944, they moved to Madison, Wisconsin where she taught English for three years at the University of Wisconsin. A further move brought them to the Pennsylvania State University where she taught in the English Department and earned a Ph.D. in English. Prof. Rodgers taught at Penn State for 38 years, retiring as Professor Emerita in 1994. Her specialty was modern American poets. Prof. Rodgers was also the first Women Studies Director and was instrumental in formulating the program, so that today Women Studies offers a Ph.D. and enjoys a faculty of women with Ph.D. degrees. Among Prof. publications, she is the author of The Universal Drum, The Poetry of T.S. Eliot, Hart Crane, William Carlos Williams, and Theodore Roethke; Virgin and Whore, The Image of Women in the Poetry of William Carlos Williams; Denise Levertov, The Poetry of Engagement, and several journal essays on women's poets, Emily Dickinson, and T.S.Eliot.

Tragedy in Happy Valley

Authored by Audrey Rodgers

An egregious crime took place many years ago that threatened to shatter the very foundation of The

Pennsylvania State University and its home town of State College-known to the world as Happy Valley.

Once publicized, the notorious case swept across America with almost instant rapidity. The "happening"

left a mysterious and complex trail of rumors, false testimony, and a "conspiracy of silence."

For more than nine years the matter was unsolved and the perpetrator unpunished. Countless high-

ranking officials-accused of a conspiracy of silence-known as a "cover-up" were "punished" or given "sanctions."

After massive publicity and several court hearings, the final truth has yet to be found. The borough of

State College has suffered a great deal of economic. cultural, and psychological fallout from the scandal

consuming its sister, Penn State, but is making great strides in recovering her pride and stature. Happy

Valley may well believe the following:


Publication Date:
0982971656 / 9780982971659
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5.5" x 8.5"
Full Color
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