Archive for November, 2011
The Penn State men's basketball team picked up a hard fought road victory at Boston College, while the Lady Lions dominated 14th ranked North Carolina at home.
Tonight President Erickson and seven other of Penn State’s highest ranking administrators will appear in front of an entirely student audience to answer questions in a conversation moderated by rockstar professors Sam Richards and Laurie Mulvey. We've got WPSU's broadcast ready to go.
Tonight President Erickson and seven other of Penn State's highest ranking administrators will appear in front of an entirely student audience to answer questions in a conversation moderated by rockstar professors Sam Richards and Laurie Mulvey. Tickets for the event are free and the conversation has no pre-set boundaries, no questions from journalists. This is a night for students and administrators to talk about what happened and how Penn State moves forward from here. This is a night for us to discuss the future that we wait.
A real man just wants a girl to be herself, physically and socially. We like you for who you are, not for who you aspire to be. Nothing is more attractive than a woman who’s confident and comfortable with who she is.
Penn State may have formed a committee to search for their next head football coach, but we have some suggested candidates of our own. Here's who we think should lead Penn State football into a new era, and why.
In support of THON, independent THON organizations Atlas, Springfield, Apollo and SHCStuCo will be holding a Mario Kart competition from 7:30-10 tonight in Redifer Commons.
What a better way to recover from the national binge eating holiday than to watch extremely skinny super models strut their...ahem, tits on the glitterized runway. I'm sorry, I would say "strut their stuff," but there's no stuffing involved. I spent the entire day anticipating a giant turkey sandwich I'd be having for dinner when I finally got home, but instead of reaching into my fridge to grab my Thanksgiving leftovers, I sat on my couch drinking a glass of water and wishing I had a celery stick the gnaw on. When the first model came onto the runaway, the first thing I that slipped out of my mouth was "Goddamn, I need a gym membership."
When one gets over the hilarious fact that there is such a law titled The Sunshine Act, this is a relatively serious piece of news. The Pennsylvania version of said law requires public bodies to announce meetings to the public twenty four hours before they occur in order prevent secret meetings.
Last night, the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism hosted “A Conversation about Covering Controversy.” A panel of esteemed journalists, moderated by Malcolm Moran, answered several questions from students regarding November’s events. The panel consisted of Mark Viera of The New York Times, Sara Ganim of the Harrisburg Patriot-News, Jerry Micco of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Christine Brennan of USA Today, and Jeremy Schaap from ESPN and ABC.
Last night, the University Park Allocation Committee voted to amend their policy handbook regarding travel costs and Standing Allocation status for campus organizations.
The No. 16/15 Penn State women's basketball team hosts No. 14/13 North Carolina on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. as part of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. The 5-1 Lady Lions are facing their best opponent of the season so far when they take on the 5-0 Tar Heels.
If Avicii wasn’t enough to satisfy your need to dance, and sweat, and dance some more, then you’re in luck! There will be a battle of the D.J.s at Indigo this Wednesday.
Yesterday, (curiously) around the same time as Ohio State's press conference to announce Urban Meyer as their new head coach, Penn State released the news that a committee will search for their next head football coach. Now, while all of those selected certainly have impressive credentials, we still see room for improvement. Here's who made the committee, as well as who we think should have made it.
The U Report podcast, profiling Penn State from every angle, has won the 2011 Society for New Communications Research Award for Excellence.
It's holiday time in Happy Valley whether you're ready or not. Sugar plums may not be dancing in your head, there are more college-like ways to celebrate the holidays.
While I'm sure most of you tried to forget about the Sandusky scandal during the break, the media did not. Here are a few links to catch up on what you missed.
In response to the devastating impact that the recent sexual abuse allegations and many failures to report such actions, the Office of Student Affairs is implementing a telephone abuse hotline aimed at protecting victims of sexual abuse.
Several Nittany Lion football players were recognized for their stellar efforts this season and named to the All-Big Ten team. Find out who made the cut.
Where do we go from here? Ask President Erickson. This Wednesday at 6 p.m., Professors Sam Richards and Laurie Mulvey will moderate a roundtable discussion between President Rodney Erickson and seven other senior administrators in Heritage Hall, before an audience of exclusively students.
The bracket for the NCAA Women's Volleyball tournament was released last night at 6 p.m. with Penn State (23-7, 16-4) earning the No. 8 seed out of the sixty four team field. The Nittany Lions will begin the first round Friday Night at 7:30 in Rec Hall against Big South Champion Liberty (20-12); they hope to end up at the Alamadome in San Antonio on December 17th to play for a fifth consecutive national championship.
Thanksgiving break should mean cherishing time with family and friends after a long semester away. This year, however, it seemed that the break we all craved proved to be nothing more than a mirage in a desert of controversy.
The Penn State basketball team didn't have much go their way on Saturday as they suffered a deflating loss to St. Joe's 65-47 in a game that was never really in reach.
This week's installment of the THON Overall Series features Donor & Alumni Relations Overall Anuj Upadhyay. Do you think Anuj can dance? Find out after the jump.
Kyle Harris felt a lot of disappointment and confusion when the news of Jerry Sandusky’s abuse rocked Penn state. What really struck him about the whole story was that the victims were not being recognized and were not the focus in the media. It was the victims who took a back seat to the Penn State football organization.
I was lucky enough to make the trip out to Wisconsin this weekend for the game. Although it was painful to watch, I had a great time in Madison (until about the middle of the second quarter). Here are some observations I took away from the atmosphere at Camp Randall.
Penn State's regular season came to an end in embarrassing fashion on Saturday, losing to Wisconsin (10-2, 6-2 Big Ten) 45-7 in Madison. With the loss, the Nittany Lions (9-3, 6-2 Big Ten) will not play in the Big Ten Championship game, and dreams of a trip to the Rose Bowl are dashed.
Penn State is in Madison, Wisc., to take on the Badgers for a spot in the Big Ten Championship game. According to AccuWeather, it is going to be 50 degrees and cloudy at Camp Randall at game time. If you are not one of the Penn State fans that has made the trip to Wisconsin, follow Onward State and Statecollege.com for all your gameday needs.
Good news in Happy Valley is hard to come by these days, but Cannon Design of Baltimore, MD will soon be making a splash on campus. The architects were recently approved to design an addition to the existing McCoy Natatorium. Read more about it after the jump!
Penn State heads to Madison, Wisc., on Saturday for, as the cliche goes, all the marbles. The winner of the Nittany Lions-Badgers match-up will head to the Big Ten Championship game. The loser will be relegated to playing in a bowl game that lacks in prestige and importance. In a season filled with pressure-packed situations, Penn State will face one more in the regular season finale.
Most of us have taken the week to return to our families outside of the isolated enclave we call State College. Leaving our hyper-Penn State-centric home, concentrated at about 40,000:1, certainly has given me some perspective about what has happened both in the football program and to us as a university community.