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Day: March 21, 2011

David Adewumi A No-Show For First Debate

David Adewumi and his running mate Sri Pisupati decided not to attend the first of the two UPUA Presidential Debates on Monday night held in Alumni Hall. The other three tickets (Bard-Lennartz, Salters-Quinn and Grimes-Wentz) were present for the event.

Adewumi, who ran for the presidency last year, is thought to not be attending because of a meeting he already scheduled for his initiative, ONEPSU, which will be taking place in Thomas Building at 9:00 p.m. He did not inform the UPUA Elections Committee of his absence until right before the debate which is why his spot was left empty as the debate started. Adewumi and Prisupati later released a blog post and tweets explaining their absence.

Live Coverage: UPUA Elections Presidential Debate

Onward State will be providing live coverage from this evening’s UPUA presidential debate. Live Videos by Ustream

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The Marcellus Boom

Excellent article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette about the origins of the regional Marcellus shale boom and its connection to Penn State through Professor Terry Engelder.

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Kevin’s Refrain Is NewNew, But Bolden’s Favre Act Is Growing Old

Penn State quarterback Rob Bolden should follow the lead of peers Matt McGloin and Kevin Newsome, says’s football guru Mike Poorman.

Movin’ On Selects Four Acts from Battle of the Bands

Saturday night brought twelve local bands to Alumni Hall in the HUB for the Movin' On Battle of the Bands. The twelve bands competed for the top 4 spots and a place in the lineup for Movin' On, to be held on Friday April 29th, and open for headliners Little Big Town, Lupe Fiasco, and O.A.R. The top four bands selected by judges were So Long, Pluto in fourth, Atlas Soundtrack in third, The Zak Sobel Band in second, and 5 Cherry Lewis in first. The bands were judged based on originality, musicality, audience response, and overall stage presence.

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Penn State has Done its Share to Merit State Funding

President Graham Spanier wrote an op-ed for Harrisburg’s Patriot News this weekend making the argument that Penn State not only deserves state funding, but that the state sees returns on its funding.

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