Remember last year there was a bunch of talk about a $700 billion stimulus package? Ever wonder what happened with that? Well, it turns out that you can see the effects of this bill much closer than you would think; right here at Penn State.
In an attempt at informed transparency, Penn State has launched a new website, which provides information on how the University is spending its over $70 million of hard-earned, taxpayer stimulus deliciousness. The funds are part of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the goal of which is to increase domestic spending to provide a boost to the economy.
You can find out all about the cool projects that ARRA is funding on the website (projects like analyzing gene evolution, studying glaciers, and tracking down fossil plants in Argentina. Mmmm. Fossil plants).
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