Day: July 1, 2010

Panel Clears Dr. Michael Mann in “Climategate”

Good news for Professor of Meteorology Dr. Michael Mann, who was cleared by a panel of his peers in the "Climategate" scandal. In case you don't remember, Mann became involved in a global controversy when hackers broke into a colleague's email account and published correspondance between climate researchers, including Mann, that suggested a potential cover up of data refuting the theory of man-made global warming. The scandal resulted in the resignation of a professor at the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom.

Read on to see what the panel had to say, and why its conclusion is not without controversy...

Interactive Children’s Museum to Open in State College

The Discovery Space of Central Pennsylvania, a hands-on museum that teaches children the importance of themselves and the world around them, is scheduled to open in December 2010 in downtown State College. The not-for-profit museum will host several exhibits, an arts studio and a theater for presentations.

Read on to find out more...

State Legislature Approves Budget for 2010-2011

Earlier today the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives approved the state budget for the 2010-2011 fiscal year. The new $28,043,137 budget trims almost a billion dollars from Governor Ed Rendell's proposed budget of $29,029,507. The new budget is an increase of over $243 million from last year's much delayed bill. In fact, this is the first time in Ed Rendell's 8 years as governor that the state budget has been approved on time. But the big question that the Penn State faithful want to know is, how will this new budget impact Old State?

Read on to find out how much Penn State will receive...