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Day: February 11, 2009

Big Ten Suffers Big Losses

We’ve spent countless hours thinking about the effect of the economic downturn on Penn State. Our recent thoughts, and some older ones, have focused on the Penn State endowment. Recently, the scope of our endowment queries has expanded to include the Big Ten’s eleven schools. By compiling data from several sources, we have aggregated Big […]

The Natty Nittany

Dan and Graham.  On the Corner of Beaver Ave. & Allen St. These two friends are a perfect match.  Not to imply they’re a couple, but they work well together.  They both have a very simplistic style that while doesn’t jump out at you, blends in perfectly with the psuedo-urban feel.  I would describe this […]

Will CEOs Get Paid Less Than Spanier?

President Obama has stated that compensation for executives at companies receiving stimulus, or bail-out, money will be capped at $500,000. Businesses aren’t the only ones receiving funds from the government in this stimulus package, so are universities; Graham Spanier, as of 2006, has a yearly salary of $545,016. Obama’s mandate does not affect university administrators, […]

This Is Why We’re Hot

Penn State was ranked #14 in the Webometrics Ranking of World Universities, which is run by the the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas in Spain. We beat a bunch of the Ivies (Columbia, Brown, Dartmouth, and Yale), which is pretty sweet. MIT was ranked #1. The Big Ten was very well represented on the list. […]

The Campus Explorer: Katz Law Building

The Campus Explorer is a feature of Onward State dedicated to exploring Penn State’s astrologically massive campus. The series will showcase a building or area on campus that doesn’t receive much attention as landmark buildings like the Beaver Stadium or Old Main. Since it’s groundbreaking ceremony on January 18, 2007, the construction of the 60 […]

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