Day: December 16, 2008

Patriarch of Penn State, Paterno, Perseveres

Lots of Joe Paterno news today. is reporting that Joe Paterno and the university have agreed on a 3-year extension to the coach’s contract. The site predicts that the information will be made public by the end of the week. The story has already been picked up by Penn Live and FOX Sports. The […]

SCIFs, Secrets, and Spanier

Utica College is installing a new “sensitive compartmented information facility” on its campus. The Buildings & Grounds blog at the Chronicle of Higher Education posted some technical info about the room’s security features. The most impressive and unusual component is the foil that surrounds the room. Not all SCIF’s have foil linings, a feature that […]

Nittany Lion Inn Gingerbread House

The Department of Public Information at Penn State put up some awesome pictures of a gingerbread house designed to look like the Nittany Lion Inn. The gingerbread house weighs more than 60 pounds and the bakery used more than 100 pieces of gingerbread to build it. This great photo of the sweet facade was taken […]

Blow Explains Hooking Up to NYT Readers

Charles Blow opined in the New York Times on Saturday that teenagers these days have no morals no longer believe in dating. It turns out that everything is the opposite of what I remember. Under the old model, you dated a few times and, if you really liked the person, you might consider having sex. […]