Month: June 2009

JoePa Knows His Classics

In a recent Forbes interview, Penn State legend Joe Paterno discussed power, ambition, and glory within the confines of ancient classics. It seems like JoePa has a pretty good understanding of literature and history, something you don’t see in a lot of NCAA Football coaches (certainly not the brutes over at Ohio State, am I […]

Penn State Finishes 19th in Director’s Cup

Penn State Athletics finished 19th nationally in the 2008-2009 Director’s Cup standings for Division I programs. The final results were released yesterday by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics. The Director’s Cup is awarded to the school whose athletic program is successful in all NCAA acknowledged sports, with equal weight placed on all […]

Governor Cuts Penn State’s Funding (Again)

Governor’s Reduction Governor Ed Rendell released the latest of his increasingly drastic budget reductions for the 2009 fiscal year. The governor has now reduced the budget proposal by $2 billion dollars. Overall, 229 line items would be impacted by the latest round of spending reductions. Compared to the current fiscal year, the Governor has now […]

Afghan Girl Photo, Shot by Alum, at Palmer

The blog at Penn State’s alumni magazine had a post about Steve McCurry, the alumnus photographer who shot the famous Afghan Girl picture… it got us interested in the whole story, so here it is. Kodachrome First, some technical stuff… see, the photograph was shot using Kodak Kodachrome film. Kodak announced the discontinuation of that […]

In Honor of Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson died this afternoon after suffering cardiac arrest at his home in Holmby Hills. TMZ has the rough-draft of his obituary up already… Twitter has the rest. Our tribute is a little more animated though. We found this video from 1998 of the Penn State Blue Band lip dubbing ‘Thriller.’

Survey Ranks Smeal Supply Chain 1st Nationally

A new study came out last week ranking the Smeal College of Business’ Supply Chain Management department as first nationally among universities that offer the program. The study surveyed 126 companies in an industry survey and asked 19 universities for data regarding their programs. The study then broke down the responses into three catagories:  Industry […]

Professors Check for Cheats

This past December, a website came into existence that offered procrastinators yet another tool for getting deadline extensions. does exactly what the URL would suggest. For the small price of $3.95, will sell you an unreadable Word, Excel or PowerPoint file. The idea is that you rename the file to whatever your assignment […]

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