Month: September 2010

Overheard on Twitter…

Happy Bid Day! Panhellenic Recruitment 2010 comes to an end tonight!

Penn State Professors Help Write Android Report

A team of researchers from Duke, Intel, and Penn State used a widget called “TaintDroid” to monitor what data 35 of the most popular Android applications send out unbeknownst to the user, according to an article about Android from the BBC.

The data transmitted by the applications was found to include everything from the phone’s location to its number and audio information.

5 Songs for the Weekend

So it’s an away game, another playlist, another pain in the ass. I know, I know. But you have to make the mix to continue drinking all day while we prep for the Iowa game, right?
At this point, we’ve begun to cover every genre. This week has even more new songs from dubstep artists, as well as the usual Mr. Kanye West. As we try to diversify the songs for the playlist, keep in mind that some songs just aren’t right for the party (like the new Glee soundtrack), and that this party playlist is solely for the purpose of shakin’ asses.

Found Footage: Flood in Sparks Building Computer Lab

The weather outside is downright nasty today. Onward State’s John Rinaldo sent in footage this afternoon of a flood in the Sparks Room 15 computer lab and its adjacent classroom.

Nittany Lions Split Big 10 Opening Weekend

Penn State Field Hockey finished up their first two Big 10 matches over the weekend, going 1-1 to put their season’s overall record at 6-4.

An Evening With the Apartment Campers

Grab your tents, grab your sleeping bags. You finally have another excuse to camp out. Except this time, make sure to bring a safety deposit.

No no, this isn’t another¬†profile on Paternoville. This time, we’re camping out for something longer lasting than front row tickets for a Penn State football game.

We’re camping out for next year’s housing.

NRC Graduate Program Rankings

The National Research Council (NRC) released its 2010 doctoral program (graduate school) rankings on Tuesday. The NRC does this type of release every 10 yrs, though the last release took place in 1995. This data is taken very seriously by many firms that judge our institutions. Let’s see what the report says…