At the final meeting of the semester, the assembly passed a resolution urging the State College Borough Council to approve the installation of lights in six locations downtown.
Author Zach Berger
In the song “Beer Run,” Garth Brooks says he “can’t stop thinking what the hell they were drinking when they made this county dry.” If this weekend is any indication, Bryce Jordan Center regulars may be wondering the same thing about their arena that Brooks did about his county. With a successful first weekend of beer sales at the BJC, it wouldn’t be surprising for limited liquor sales to continue at the arena.
When a group of seven alumni-elected trustees threatened legal action if the university didn’t provide source material from the Freeh Report, they weren’t bluffing. Just three days after the university rejected the trustees’ latest attempt to obtain privileged material from the Freeh Report, the group filed a petition in the Centre County court on Monay afternoon in an effort to compel the university to provide the requested documents.
The sixth annual Paterno Family Beaver Stadium Run was held of Sunday morning, benefitting Special Olympics Pennsylvania. Over 4,000 runners participated, sprinting down Curtin Road and finishing just outside Beaver Stadium. The event raised nearly $400,000 in its sixth year.
Sandy Barbour attended the University Park Undergraduate Association’s general assembly meeting on Wednesday night.
Hodor. Anyone who watches “Game of Thrones” recognizes that as the name of a popular character on the show, a large oaf of a man that carries a child across Westeros. Fans also recognize that as the sole word Hodor can say on the show. A Penn State neuroscience student explained the neurological condition that afflicts Hodor in an article for The Conversation.
The Penn State DataFest’s inaugural competition was held this weekend, pitting student teams together in hopes of solving some statistical problems. The teams were presented with data from Edmunds.com, a car research site for automobile consumers.
THON is the preeminent spring student-run cancer fundraising event, but Penn State Relay for Life is doing its part in the fight against the disease. The 24-hour relay walk, which takes place on the university’s outdoor track, raised an outstanding $103,743.34 this weekend, surpassing the million dollar mark overall.
Megan Lamb carries plenty of weight around campus every day. The Penn State student says she was raped in her dorm room during the summer of her sophomore year, left traumatized by a man she knew. That metaphorical weight was carried around campus in a physical form on Friday afternoon. A group of sexual violence activists hauled a mattress through the streets of Penn State, the culmination of Sexual Violence Awareness Week at the university.
“Unfortunately, the NCAA sanctions hurt a lot of individuals and punished them when they were in no way a participant in any of the crimes that Sandusky committed,” Covey says. “We have to remember at the forefront that this case was about the victims.”
For the third time in four years, UPUA’s vice president took the logical step up to the assembly’s top spot. Emily McDonald is officially the president of the UPUA’s Tenth Assembly, totaling 5,964 votes (64.3 percent) to handily win the election.
Alexander Lindsay, Jerry Sandusky’s current defense attorney, filed a motion asking the court to allow secret grand jury testimony in an appeal that will be filed in the next several days.
One would think that it takes an extensive amount of time to build a mobile application or a robot that searches for your electronic devices. From hardware to software, students from Penn State and elsewhere gathered on campus this weekend for HackPSU, a 24-hour hacking marathon. Hundreds participated in the marathon, developing ideas and using computer coding in order to create a finished product in just one short day. In the end, one team stood out above all the others, and it may have come as a surprise.
The name of Kevin Hart’s most recent standup comedy tour is “What Now?”, a question that Hart said he gets quite often these days. In other words, now that he’s reached international fame as a comic and starred in a handful of movies, what comes next? For now, the answer seems to be a pretty simple one: keep making people laugh. On Sunday night at the Bryce Jordan Center, Hart did just that in front of a packed, sold out arena.
The “Steps for State” initiative is in its second year, walking for three days ahead of Capital Day on Tuesday. The UPUA is advocating for higher state appropriations to help alleviate high tuition costs for Penn State students.
The Penn State Alumni Association elections will feature two additional candidates for council on the ballot following a lawsuit. PSAA Executive Director Roger Williams agreed to let Dr. James Smith and Dr. Elizabeth Morgan onto the ballot after Smith sued the Alumni Association. Smith filed his lawsuit on March 12 after being denied a spot on the ballot by the Alumni Association’s Nominating Committee.
Robust. If I had to describe the final meeting of the UPUA’s Ninth Assembly in one word, I’d call it robust, and that’s not just because it was President Anand Ganjam’s favorite buzzword over the course of his year in office. Nineteen items of legislation were passed on Wednesday evening as another chapter of Penn State’s undergraduate student government came to a close, the culmination of a controversial yet undeniably productive year for the UPUA.
If Governor Tom Wolf’s budget is passed, increasing the state allocation to Penn State in the process, in-state students would reap the benefits of a tuition freeze as a result. President Eric Barron announced the planned freeze at a Pennsylvania State Senate Appropriations hearing on Tuesday, potentially paving the way for the university’s first tuition freeze since 1967, a whopping 48 years ago, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
After nearly two decades of O. Richard Bundy at the helm, the Penn State Blue Band officially has a new director. Gregory Drane, the band’s current assistant director, has been selected as Bundy’s successor, according to an e-mail sent to the band.
High-efficiency solar panels will be coming to a rooftop near you soon, and it’s all thanks to Penn State research. Referred to as concentrating photovoltaic — or CPV — systems, these solar panels operate a much higher efficiency than the standard solar panel.
We sent three of our hungriest writers to Doan’s Bones to check out the food and give you the rundown on one of State College’s newest eateries. Here are our thoughts.
On the weekend leading up to Pennsylvania’s 2015 Capital Day, which will be held March 31, members of the University Park Undergraduate Association will take the long walk from Old Main to Harrisburg. Steps for State is in its second year, advocating for higher state appropriations and addressing student concerns about the high cost of tuition at Penn State.
Just two days after the fraternity was suspended for abhorrent and potentially criminal actions, a Kappa Delta Rho member has anonymously commented in defense of his brothers’ actions.
If you’re a student blogger at Penn State and want to reach a larger audience and monetize your product, here’s your chance. Dan Morris and Rachel Marie Martin of Blogging Concentrated will be in town on Friday to hold an intensive blogging class to help attendees turn their blog into a business.
Former university president Graham Spanier has filed a lawsuit against Louis Freeh and Penn State, alleging defamation and tortious interference by the former, and breach of contract by the latter. Virginia law firm Clare Locke, which is representing Spanier, announced the suit on Wednesday afternoon in a press release.
This time, it’s Purdue that will take to the hardwood to try and silence a mangy Nittany Lions squad that just won’t go away. Here’s what you can expect ahead of today’s 2:25 p.m. tipoff.
Another day in Chicago brings another animal for Penn State to face, and this opponent comes with the sour memories of a recent overtime loss. Here’s our breakdown of Penn State’s second round matchup with the Iowa Hawkeyes.
Twelve of Penn State’s finest alumni have been honored for early success after graduating from the university.