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Day: March 16, 2011

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.

Softball Team Racks Up Wins as Stadium Nears Completion

Spring is in the air, even though the softball team won't be playing a home game for another week. However, the ladies will enjoy a beautiful new softball diamond when they return, because the Nittany Lion Softball Park is scheduled to be ready for the softball team's home opening doubleheader against Buffalo on March 24. Until that day, the ladies will try to add to an already winning record on the road.

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ONEPSU: Join the Movement

This is our opportunity, this is our chance, this is our time to build something that will make Penn State better --- and we believe you are already doing it.

Salters/Quinn Presidential Campaign Kicks Off

As the UPUA election season finally starts, so too do the presidential campaigns. Travis Salters is President of the campus NAACP and Director of Government Affairs for UPUA. He is running with Maggie Quinn, who is involved with numerous organizations on campus, from College Republicans to THON. I sat in on the kick off meeting for the Salter/Quinn campaign to hear out their campaign plan. Travis and Maggie introduced their three planks: student debt, inclusion, and safety.

Agriculture Fields Get A Makeover

Penn State OPP announced a $2.59 million over-haul of farm fields on the north stretch of campus. The project will turn the agriculture fields into up to 6 new soccer/football fields. Is the 182,000-square-feet addition of IM space a good call? Or could the money have been better spent?

Drastic Actions PSU Will Take After the Budget Cuts

In a shocking twist, Penn State will actually not be getting as much money as initially hoped from the state. Many rich people associated with the university consider this the end of the world and expect people other than themselves to suffer because of it. With the budget cuts looming on the horizon, it is very likely that the university will resort to drastic measures to make up for the losses. Remember, we’re only talking drastic here. Increasing tuition is the PSU administration equivalent of showering.

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