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Month: December 2009

“This American Life” Visits Penn State, Gets Upset

On Friday, award-winning and nationally-syndicated radio program This American Life aired a special on Penn State entitled “#1 Party School.” The program focused primarily, as the title would suggest, on Penn State’s recent “honor” of being named the number one party school in America, and the culture of drinking that has permeated the University and […]

Happy Birthday JoePa!

The living legend is celebrating his 83rd birthday today, and while Joseph Vincent Paterno may be in Florida at the moment like many other people his age, unlike them, he is still hard at work. The winner of a record 393 DI-A football games, JoePa will be in search of 394 at the Capital One […]

Borough Defines “Fraternities”

On Thursday night, the State College Borough Planning Commission agreed upon a definition of fraternities within the borough; Fraternities in the borough must be recognized by Penn State. To spell it out, fraternities have to be recognized by the governing board of a student organization (purposely not naming names) and then must be recognized by […]

Teachin’ the Russians What’s What

In Russian schools, tests take YOU! President Obama thinks that this is a silly dynamic and has included an education expert from Penn State in his U.S.-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission. Dr. Jacqueline Edmondson, PSU’s associate dean for undergraduate and graduate studies in Penn State’s College of Education was selected to join the Working Group on […]

The Future Has Arrived!

According to a recent PennLive.com article, you may be able to buy wine at your local Wegmans, Weis, or Giant soon… kind of. The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board will soon allow supermarkets to provide their customers access to wine-vending machines. These machines will operate like any other vending machine, except a little more high-tech. Here’s […]

Board of Trustees Makes List. Checks Twice.

It seems like it was just yesterday Penn State’s Board of Trustees was announcing plans for tuition hikes. It was an exciting time. Would the state legislature pass the budget? Would we see a 4.5% or 9.8% increase? Well, the dance has begun again. Friday, the Board announced it is expecting a 4.9% tuition increase […]

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