Pennsylvania State University is a land grant institution founded in 1855. Penn State is one of the country’s most renowned public research universities and boasts an enrollment of about 100,000 students across its 24 campuses.
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.