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0 Joe Paterno’s Final Resting Place

The public displays of mourning have come to an end. The items around the statue have been removed, the ceremonies are over, and Joe Paterno has reached his final resting place. Along with the statue, this is a location where Penn Staters will go for generations to pay respect to a man who has done so much for us all.

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0 Onward Debates: Private State University

The Morrill Land Grant Act of 1862 is one of my favorite pieces of legislation.

A Congress atrophied by the Civil War sent a bill to President Lincoln that, when signed in to law, changed the face of tertiary education in America. In a research report I did in seventh grade about Penn State, discussion of the Morrill Act took up more pages than it probably should have. It made a higher education both affordable and valuable to the common man. This was an Act designed not to increase the number of scholars of law or divinity, but of botany, agriculture, and the “mechanical arts.”

Penn State became one of the nation’s first land grant institutions.

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0 Onward Debates: Public State University

Penn State University was founded in 1855 to be a “land-grant” university. Now, more than 150 years later, our university tops lists as the most expensive public school in America. However, one key factor that those ranking systems, as well as many students, miss is the fact that Penn State is not a public university, it’s currently “state-related.” With Governor Corbett’s recent announcement of a 30% cut in state appropriations, now is the time for Penn State to make the official switch to being a public school.

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0 View from Above: Bryce Jordan Center

This 400,000 square foot multipurpose facility was established on January 6, 1996. Just across the street from Beaver Stadium on Curtin Road, this 16,000 seat center is known for hosting “circuses, sports exhibitions, family shows, commencements, lectures, and Big Ten Basketball, as well as some of the top-name performers in the music entertainment industry.” Not to mention the location of THON’s 46 hour dance marathon weekend.

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0 The Calm Between Storms

Beginning Friday morning, I read many comments and stories from Penn State fans saying that the day marked the beginning of the rest of their lives. While I have not yet generated my own phrase to describe a post-Joe Paterno world, I do believe this time can serve as a period of quietness after 83 days of chaos.

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0 Social Media Insights: Twitter Aides in Exchange

It is sometimes difficult to remember the permanent stain that the media placed on Joe Paterno’s legacy. There aren’t many people who don’t know at least something about what happened at Penn State this past November. I’m sure I’m not the only one who has unfriended someone on Facebook because of a crude comment, or unfollowed someone on Twitter following an inappropriate joke. But social media can help bring us together just as easily as it creates divides amongst us.

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0 Legacy Remembered at Quigley Tournament

A common theme across campus this week has been how the impact of one man can last far beyond his passing. This weekend at the Jon Quigley Memorial Water Polo Tournament, Penn State’s men’s and women’s club water polo teams proudly celebrated the impact made by a friend and teammate.

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0 The Joe I Knew

Joe Paterno’s passing, and State College’s heartfelt response has come at an unfathomable time in my life. The first 20 years I have been alive were spent almost entirely at my parents’ residence just around the corner from the Paterno home. As a lifetime resident and Paterno neighbor, I have admired the deceased coach for many years.

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0 A Memorial for Joe Paterno: Goodbye to a Legend

Thursday afternoon’s “A Memorial For Joe” brought a mourning Penn State community together to remember a man who has meant more to the university than anyone else in the past half-century. Students, current and former players, fellow coaches, and fans alike filled the Bryce Jordan Center to hear stories and to remember the life and legacy of Coach Joe Paterno.

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0 Proud: The Saga, And Future, Of Jay Paterno

Jay Paterno represents one of the more intriguing Penn State figures I have ever encountered. There may not be an individual who loves this university the way he does, yet it seems sometimes he receives no love in return from the Nittany Lion faithful. All but four years of his life have been spent in State College; however, until recently, the younger Paterno was never able to fully endear himself to many Penn State fans.

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0 Welcome to the Penn State Family, Phil Knight

Through all the speeches from former players and alumni, there was one that stood out above the rest. Phil Knight never went to Penn State. It’s unclear if he had ever been to State College before. But aside from Jay Paterno, Kinght’s ten minute eulogy of Joe Paterno was the one that touched the heart of every Penn Stater who was lucky enough to watch the “Memorial for Joe” event Thursday afternoon at the Bryce Jordan Center.

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0 “A Memorial for Joe” Will Bring Strangers Together

As was mentioned yesterday, it’s a testament to the world we live in when watching a Ticketmaster loading page is the most nerve-racking experience of the day. At approximately 10: 01 a.m. on Tuesday morning, anxiety turned to disappointment as “Your Wait Time is Less than One Minute” transitioned to “Sorry No Matches Were Found.”

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0 Joe Paterno Processional [PHOTOS]

Thousands in the Penn State community lined up along College Avenue and Curtain Road to view the funeral procession of former Penn State Football Coach Joseph Paterno, who passed away on January 22, 2012, ending his fight with lung cancer. He was 85 years old. After the jump are images from today’s procession.

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0 A Memorial, TicketMaster, and the World Today

Has attending a funeral ever before contained feelings of relief and good fortune? Yesterday morning, thousands of us sat anxiously at our computers watching the seconds bleed away towards 10:00 a.m., when tickets would become available for perhaps the most significant event to occur on Penn State’s campus in our time, or anyone’s time, here. Though the process may have been practical, it still felt wrong.

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0 Students Organize “Guide Joe Paterno Home”

Following the death of the iconic Joe Paterno, the Penn State family has shown a beautiful outpouring of support to recognize his contributions to the University and the State College community. Another display of gratitude for Joe has been planned, stemming from a Facebook event for after Wednesday’s private funeral service.

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0 A Night Remembering Joe Paterno

Monday was a day that we all feared was looming, but didn’t want to admit. We were scared to think what a society without Joe Paterno would be like. Well, friends, alumni, and fans, today, January 23rd, marks the first day of that post-Joe Paterno world.

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