When we were up for Best Alternative News Source of 2008 by U.S. News & World Report’s Paper Trail Blog, I made a desperate move – offering one “Mark Act of Shame” in exchange for an improbable late surge. All of you made that happen, so in exchange, I made good on my offer and […]
Young people assembled by the thousands this weekend in Washington, D.C. The impetus: Power Shift 2009, a massive convention to address the pressing issue of climate change. The student leaders demanded that Congress and the President enact bold legislation to reduce carbon emissions, create millions of green jobs, and begin powering America with clean, renewable […]
“The Graduate”. Photographed inside Starbucks. Not only do her years of schooling give her wisdom – this grad student has great style. The sweater dress is great for looking chic in this cold weather. The textured belt and matching boots give her appearance a nice edge while keeping it very understated and sophisticated. This look […]
Governor Rendell said today that $42 million of federal stimulus money appropriated to Pennsylvania will be used to support Pennsylvania’s four state-related universities: Penn State, Pitt, Temple, and Lincoln. Hopefully the money is not just divided into quarters, as Penn State has 92,633 students compared to a combined 66,671 students at the other three universities. […]
Thanks to a commenter named Steve on an earlier post about THON being featured on NBC’s Today Show, we’ve been able to locate the segment. I was a little disappointed that it didn’t air last week, but the piece does a pretty good job explaining THON and showing how awesome it is.
The New York Times’ Freakonomics blog had a nice post about THON today. Stephen Dubner framed THON as a philanthropic success story in a dismal economy. There was legitimate concern that the fund-raising total would fall off significantly this year. But it didn’t: for the fifth consecutive year, the THON (as it’s known) broke the […]