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Day: February 23, 2011

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State Patty’s Day: Reflection of Indiscretions

The column Jay Paterno wrote about State Patty’s Day last spring for is just as relevant today as it was then. Take ten minutes and check it out.

March Against Rising Tuition Comes Up Short

If you were one of the may students who were NOT at the March Against Raising Tuition yesterday, you're not alone. With roughly 100 participants, the rally could be seen as a total flop. But how? What went wrong? Aren't we all angry about the out of control debt the administration is forcing upon students? I'm sure no one wants to pay even more to attend Penn State, but why then was a march to address the issue poorly received? The answer is clear. We just really don't care.

University Nears Completion of Targeted Reviews

As it becomes more and more likely that the University will see decreased state appropriations this year, as it has in years past, the University has set out to reduce costs. As part of Priorities of Excellence: the Penn State Strategic Plan, the University has begun taking a closer look at all of its academic colleges and campuses, looking to determine underutilized resources, as well as redundancies in the system. Most of this work centers on Strategic Plan Strategy 2.4: Consolidate Academic and Administrative Programs through Targeted Reviews. Strategy 2.4 outlines Targeted Review by stating that "rigorous program review provides a vehicle for elevating the strongest academic programs and most effective administrative units of the University, an opportunity to redirect resources from weaker programs, and a way to reduce redundancies and create greater efficiencies." To put it simply, the University is looking to reallocate resources in a cheaper, more efficient manner.

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Penn State Tailback Silas Redd Interviewed During THON 2011

Silas Redd spoke with a Blue White Illustrated reporter at THON 2011 about his experience at the event and his thoughts on the upcoming 2011 football season.


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PSU to Cut Religious Studies Major

This just seems fitting... Watch out for our take on the ongoing Core Council reviews later today.


Herman Boone Inspires Penn State Crowd

Legendary high school football coach Herman Boone, made famous by the Disney movie Remember the Titans spoke to a crowd of admiring attendees at Eisenhower Auditorium last night. The evening opened with the scene from the movie where Denzel Washington has his team run through the woods at 3am until they reach the battlefields of Gettysburg ending with a speech from the coach that would ultimately cause the union of a team divided.

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