Penn State graduate Ross Ulbricht, known by his online pseudonym “Dread Pirate Roberts,” was sentenced to life in prison without parole today in Federal District Court in Manhattan after being convicted earlier this year for running the world’s largest drug-trafficking website.
Monthly Archives: May, 2015
Jong Shim, the student behind the shooting threat posted on Yik Yak, was sentenced to serve five days to 12 months in the Centre County Correctional Facility and one year probation. Shim was held on a $100,000 bail and pled guilty to one count of terroristic threat and one count of disorderly conduct.
In the 2015 rankings from Niche, State College topped the state list for “best towns” and came in at 14th in the nation.
The two teams haven’t met since 2000, but will start a four-year series in 2016.
Taylor was a two-time NCAA champion and four-time Big Ten champion at Penn State.
The CvC-Penn State program has been wildly successful since its inception in 2013, eclipsing the $2 million mark and aiming to break $2.5 million in the near future.
Other than the show’s likely superstar Bill O’Brien, Zach Zwinak and Ross Travis competing for roster spots may be another Penn State-related plot.
Will Hackenberg rebound? Are there replacements for Mike Hull and Sam Ficken? We think so.
Despite pulling out of the 2012 race for the presidency, former Pennsylvania Senator and Penn State alumnus Rick Santorum announced he will be making a bid for office again in 2016.
State senator and Penn State graduate John Yudichak has been no stranger to the reform movement at his alma mater in recent years. After proposing a Board of Trustees reform package in the state senate more than a year ago, Yudichak is back with another proposal, albeit drastically different.
Penn State bolstered its 2016 recruiting class by picking up a commitment from Michal Menet, an offensive tackle, and Pennsylvania’s top recruit.
Penn State’s College of Arts and Architecture will present two weeks of music in June as a part of its Music at Penn’s Woods festival. The festival kicks off on June 10 with a free concert at the Arboretum, and continues until June 27.
In a statement, IFC President Rick Groves elaborated on the Executive Board’s recommendation to the university and fully supported its decision to suspend KDR.
After a two month investigation that garnered significant national news interest, Penn State handed down a three year suspension to the Kappa Delta Rho fraternity. Penn State released a statement earlier this evening, which included a letter from Vice President for Student Affairs Damon Sims, announcing the decision.
The Nittany Lions won six games in two days to win their first-ever 7’s title.
JoePa might start to get his name back on different things across the state.
Penn State Head Coach Pat Chambers has found his right hand man in former Director of Basketball Operations Ross Condon, who will become Chambers’ new assistant coach, according to CBSSports. Condon replaces Brian Daly, who left the team in early May for personal reasons, stating, “I have been away from my family for the last few years and as my children are getting older and our oldest son is entering his senior year, I want to be in Philadelphia with them.”
Of course, my chapter with Penn State will never be fully closed. Perhaps the life that follows is simply an epilogue, an addendum, to these amazing past four years.
How do you sum up four years of life changing experiences into one column? You can’t, but I can leave you with one piece of advice: cherish the little things.
The ninth Summer’s Best Music Fest lineup features a slew of talented acts, including country singer Jo Dee Messina.
Over the past nine months Sandy Barbour has learned “every week, every day, every month” about Joe Paterno’s positive and lasting influence.
Seven teams have earned the Public Recognition Award for high scores under the Academic Progress Rate.
Governor Tom Wolf’s proposed budget landed him a guest spot on President Barron’s monthly talk show, “Higher Education in Focus.” The two will discuss Penn State’s role in the Pennsylvania economy as well as how Wolf’s budget pertains to higher education.
A 19-year-old former engineering student from China, Zhongyuan Shao now faces nine to 23 months in the Centre County Correctional Facility for indecent assault, harassment, criminal trespassing, and burglary.
Senior cornerback Da’Quan Davis is no longer a member of Penn State’s football program. Head Coach James Franklin had no further comment.