Day: May 29, 2015

Silk Road Mastermind, Penn State Alum Ross Ulbricht Sentenced to Life in Prison

Penn State graduate Ross Ulbricht, known by his online pseudonym "Dread Pirate Roberts," was sentenced to life in prison without parole today in Federal District Court in Manhattan after being convicted earlier this year for running the world's largest drug-trafficking website.

Student Responsible For HUB Shooting Threat Sentenced

Jong Shim, the student behind the shooting threat posted on Yik Yak, was sentenced to serve five days to 12 months in the Centre County Correctional Facility and one year probation. Shim was held on a $100,000 bail and pled guilty to one count of terroristic threat and one count of disorderly conduct.

THON Announces Important 2016 Dates

There's still nine months until we dance, but preparations for THON 2016 are well underway. THON announced the official dates for the 2015-16 fundraising season, including the canning weekends.

State College Ranked Best Town In Pennsylvania, 14th In The Nation

In the 2015 rankings from Niche, State College topped the state list for "best towns" and came in at 14th in the nation.

Pitt Football Coach Wants To Extend Series With Penn State

The two teams haven't met since 2000, but will start a four-year series in 2016.