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Day: September 26, 2011

So When Are We Getting an ANGEL Replacement, Anyway?

As we reported last year, ITS has been evaluating alternatives to ANGEL since Blackboard will be eliminating the course management system in 2014. So how did the 2010-2011 pilots of Blackboard, Moodle and Desire2Learn (D2L) go?

Paterno Day Legislation to be Acted Upon This Week

Early this past summer, we reported that a Pennsylvania House resolution had been introduced by Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre & Mifflin) to denote September 3, 2011 as “Coach Paterno Day.” At the time, Benninghoff said that he had been hoping for months to find a time for Paterno to visit the state legislature and be honored in person. Apparently, Coach Paterno's schedule just never lined up with that of our local politicians.

Battle of the Chinese Restaurants in State College

Is there any style of food better represented in State College than Chinese? Off hand, I can count more than a half-dozen Asian restaurants, and that's not including the two new ones that opened just in time to welcome students back for the start of the new semester. But while Penn Staters are plenty familiar with Hunan Wok, Uncle Chen's, and Maki Yaki, newer options like Yummy Cafe and China Dragon are unfamiliar to most--but after last week, not to some members of our intrepid staff.

As Rental Season Begins, Chaos Ensues

Rental season begins this week for several downtown realtors. For those of you who have never witnessed this circus, it’s when kids camp out in front of the realtors days in advance to lock up an apartment for the following year. Check out more after the jump.

Registration Closing Soon for Red Bull Homecoming Derby

Got a need for speed? Want to pick up some Spirit Points for your Homecoming organization? Not afraid of embarrassing yourself? In that case, the Red Bull Sidehack Derby sounds like it'd be right up your alley. You did answer "yes" to all three of those questions, right?

What’s Shakin’ with Penn State’s Lesser Known Sports

The No. 10 Penn State women's field hockey team highlighted the week that was in Penn State's non-revenue fall sports scene, notching three wins, one against a ranked opponent, in a busy week that concludes with the team's Big Ten opener in Iowa City to square off with the thirteenth ranked Iowa Hawkeyes.

Read on to find out about what happened with soccer and volleyball.

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