Day: May 4, 2012
With a record setting 37,579 votes cast, the Penn State Board of Trustees announced the winners of the alumni election at their meeting Friday afternoon. In front of a modest crowd in the Nittany Lion Inn ballroom — including candidates and spectators alike — it was announced that Adam Taliaferro, Anthony Lubrano, and Ryan McCombie will fill the three vacant alumni seats.
To paraphrase Mark Twain: The reports of higher education’s death have been an exaggeration. American universities produce more research and relevant knowledge for the world at large than any other institutions I know of. Tuition may be too damn high, but over the long-run, undergraduate degrees are definitely worth the cost. But Penn State could be so much more. It used to be, I think.