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Day: September 30, 2010

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...

Gamers Arena to Hold Opening Cermonies

A new video game store will press start and begin life in downtown State College this week. Located at 421 East Calder Way, Gamers Arena should provide the perfect alternative to those on campus who don’t want to take a bus to purchase murder simulators. The store is celebrating not being GameStop with a grand opening bash tomorrow, the first of October.

Settle v. Professor: the Biden Rally Tiff

Vice President Biden's visit led to some confrontation outside the Pollock Road entrance of the HUB. In one such instance, Sam Settle of Young Americans for Freedom got in an argument with Steven Heppelmann, a Penn State physics professor. Hilarity ensues in the video after the jump.

Scheduling 101

Scheduling: A traumatic experience we all have to go through together. A night that reminds us graduation actually does exist. A necessary speed bump that pokes fun at those of us who are still clueless about our life path. A fight with your peers for the best classes at the best times (hello four-day weekends!).
That's where Onward State steps in. Last week in our Community section, we asked for your opinions on the classes offered here at Penn State. Based on your comments and other feedback, we've assembled a brief list to help you in your quest to achieve some prime time knowledge.

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What’s the Point of Commonwealth Campuses Anyway?

Is there really a point to having Commonwealth Campuses? Do they really help Penn State as a whole? Read on to find out!

Homecoming Wants Your Blood, Offers Free Chipotle

This Friday, October 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Penn State Homecoming is hosting a blood drive at Alumni Hall in the the HUB. If you're interested, donors are encouraged to schedule appointments ahead of time. You can do this online or in person at the HUB, where tables will be set up today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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