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Professors are people too!

We did a little research on Dirk Mateer after we read this great quote of his in Valley Magazine: “I’m just a guy, teaching this class.”

Who is that guy, teaching that class though? You’ll find out more soon, but for now, we just wanted to post out a tremendous digital diamond in the rough. Did you know Mateer contributes to a blog best described as a hybrid of Rolling Stone and Freakonomics?

The blog is called ‘From ABBA to Zepelin, Led: Using Music to Teach Economics’– not the snapiest name but whatever. What the profs on the site do is phrase economic questions by using song lyrics as jumping off points. Don’t get it? Here’s an example post:

workinghardformymoney

Pretty cool if you ask us.

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Penn State and the Process of Life

To paraphrase Mark Twain: The reports of higher education’s death have been an exaggeration. American universities produce more research and relevant knowledge for the world at large than any other institutions I know of. Tuition may be too damn high, but over the long-run, undergraduate degrees are definitely worth the cost. But Penn State could be so much more. It used to be, I think.

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The first-ever matchup between the Nittany Lions and the Utes will kick off at 5 p.m. on ESPN on January 2.

 
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