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Day: March 16, 2011

UPUA Board of Arbitration Overturns Elections Commission Decision

The presidential election for the University Park Undergraduate Association has, as of last night, become a four-way race. The UPUA's Board of Arbitration ruled in favor of an appeal filed by David Adewumi and Sri Pisupati, whose ticket had been declared ineligible by the UPUA Elections Commission. After the Board ruled, 5 to 3, in their favor, the Elections Commission dropped its case against the other ticket it had also declared ineligible, Joseph Grimes and Tyler Wentz.

Astronaut & Spacey: Hump Day Hip Hop

In this week's installment of Hump Day Hip Hop, the musical connoisseurs take a look at an artist coming to Penn State in the near future, and two "indie/rock rap" artists that are sure to become your new walking-to-class soundtracks.

Penn State Wrestlers Eye National Championship

Last weekend at Northwestern University, Cael Sanderson and the Nittany Lion wrestlers captured their first ever Big Ten team championship edging out Iowa by just one point. Andrew Long, Frank Molinaro, David Taylor, Ed Ruth, and Quentin Wright all claimed individual crowns. Penn State will send eight wrestlers to the NCAA tournament this weekend at the Wells Fargo Arena in Philadelphia in an effort to win a national championship for the first time since 1953. Among the five champions, Brad Pataky, Andrew Alton, and Cameron Wade also earned trips to the tournament.

Temple Scouting Report

Temple comes into the tournament having won 12 of its last 14 games. The two losses were to a #1-ranked Duke team and to eventual Atlantic-10 tournament champion Richmond in their semifinals this past Saturday. During the regular season, they have beaten fellow tourney-members Georgia, Richmond and Georgetown while losing single-digits games to Texas A&M and Villanova. This team has definitely played more competition than what many people are giving them credit for. Read on after the jump for more on the Owls.

Bard and Lennartz Tout Experience and Feasibility in Campaign Platform

It's probably a good thing that T.J. Bard and Courtney Lennartz's platform was more professional than their campaign song. In front of 35 individuals--campaign supporters, volunteers, and other interested parties--the two set forth their agenda, unveiled a campaign website, and laid out a number of campaign promises and plans, but not before, regrettably, introducing a half-hearted hip-hop tune that implored listeners to "remember this rhyme come election time," while a remix of Seven Nation Army played in the background.
But once the fun and games came to an end, Bard and Lennartz differentiated themselves not just from the theme song but from other candidates, touting their experience and realistic proposals to improve student life at Penn State.

Live: Spanier to Appear Before Senate Committee

Later this afternoon, the State Senate Appropriations Committee will convene a panel in Harrisburg to discuss the funding of Pennsylvania's state-related universities, chief among them our dear Blue & White. Penn State President Graham Spanier will address the legislators, along with his colleagues from Temple, Pitt, and Lincoln. These hearings happen fairly regularly in the budgetary cycle, but this year should be more of a vigorous exchange than normal given the drama surrounding Governor Tom Corbett's proposed cuts to higher education. and will both be there producing live coverage of the event. Check back later today for a liveblog and multimedia from Harrisburg.

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