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Day: November 30, 2008

Can we trade towns?

Each year, Coldwell Banker ranks the affordability of towns that have major colleges. Stanford University and the University of Akron are each frontrunners on different spectrums of the home price ranking, holding titles of the most expensive and most affordable college towns, respectively. An average home in Palo Alto, Calif., costs approximately $1.74 million while […]

Big Ten Rhodes Scholars

Congratulations to the 2008-09 Big Ten Rhodes Scholars Mr. Abdulrahman M. El-Sayed (Michigan) Ms. Anna Yermakova (Northwestern) Ms. Ashley L. Nord (Minnesota) Ms. Mallory A. Dwinal (Northwestern) Highlights of their bios after the jump. Find out more information about Rhodes Scholars here. All information taken from Rhodes Trust press releases.

Spanier Spurned by NYT

Sometimes the grey lady can be so cruel. In a recent article, based upon the Chronicle of Higher Education’s annual survey of college President compensation levels, the author neglected to mention that our own President Spanier recently announced a commitment to donate $700,000 to Penn State. The story was reported on Penn State Live and […]

Tussey Tussles with Al Gore

Tussey Mountain opened today, it’s earliest opening in 10 years, says the Centre Daily Times. I guess they haven’t heard about global warming yet. Or I just don’t understand it. “Well we started making snow last weekend and that was the earliest we’ve made snow in 10 years,” said Aaron Weyman, director of sales for […]

Eau de Lion

Just in time for the Holiday season, Masik, a company based in Harrisburg has filled a gap in the Penn State merchandise market. Haven’t you always wanted to smell like State College? I know I have. Only, I imagined it would smell something like hot pizza and stale beer. Masik has a different olfactoric vision. […]

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