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.
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.
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.
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 first female and the youngest person to take the position, Megan brings energy and a plethora of fresh ideas to the most read student-run blog in the world. We sat down with Megan to ask her 10 questions about her plans as the new (wo)man in charge.
Whether it’s natural curiosity or fear of the spotlight, I’m not sure, but I’ve always been more comfortable asking questions rather than answering them. Interviewing interesting people — friends, family, or strangers — is an enjoyable activity that I hope to turn into a living. At Penn State, I was afforded the opportunity to follow that passion — and then some.
Had I been told four years ago that Penn State had all this in store for me, I never would have believed it. I hope I can love anything in my life as much as I love you, Penn State. I’m so grateful for this, and I’ll make it all up to you someday.