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Day: November 19, 2009

UPAC to Hold Open Meetings

For the first time since its inception, the University Park Allocation Committee (UPAC) will now hold open meetings – you can finally see how your over $3.2 million worth of Student Activity Fees are spent. UPAC assigns funds to programming, travel, equipment and media, service trips over breaks, and entertainment (i.e. BJC performances and events […]

Obama Wants Kids To Go To School

Last February, Pres. Obama made announcements in a joint session of Congress that he had plans to boost the level of students that attend post-secondary educational institutions in a plan he hopes will see an increase to 60% of US college attainment levels by the year 2020. Now leaders of colleges and universities all over […]

Review: No. 4 Street of Our Lady

No. 4 Street of Our Lady, a film by Penn State Professor Barbara Bird, Senior Lecturer Judy Maltz, and Assistant Professor Richie Sherman, is a story of Francisca Halamajowa, a woman who posed as a Nazi sympathizer in order to shelter sixteen Jews for nearly two years on her property in Sokal, Poland. Halamajowa’s story […]

32 Percent Tuition Increase? I’d Riot Too

Those who know me know that I’m not the protesting kind of guy, but even I’d be inclined to take up the picket signs if Penn State tried to raise tuition 32%. Thankfully, Penn State’s Board of Trustees isn’t that crazy, but unfortunately for students at the various University of California schools, their Board of […]

Former Athletic Director Passes Away

Ed Czekaj, Athletic Director from 1969-1980, passed away November 16, 2009. He was 87. During his tenure as Athletic Director, Mr. Czekaj saw Beaver Stadium undergo 4 different renovations which nearly doubled the capacity of the complex. Additionally, Ed Czekaj brought many more women’s sports to Penn State, before Title IX legislation was even introduced. […]


The Penn State yearbook, La Vie, recently worked with PSU libraries to upload all of their past yearbooks to an online database. In case you didn’t know, that means you can now leisurely peruse a record of over 100 years of PSU life, converted page by page into pdf format. In other words, it is […]

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