Drunk, Sober, High
As a graduating senior, I've been looking forward to seeing the list of commencement speakers for all the various colleges. Throughout the years Penn State has had some pretty cool cats come to send its graduates out with a bang; including famous filmmakers, corporate CEOs, and Pulitzer and Nobel Prize winners. This year is no exception with some pretty big names on the docket. We've got the full list after the jump.
Penn State President Graham Spanier spoke at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln as part of a faculty forum on UNL's transition from the Big Twelve into the Big Ten. His big message? "It's gonna be just fine."
On April 9th, Scott Sandelin did something that had never happened at Minnesota-Duluth before. He brought home the NCAA Division I Hockey Championship. With 1 year remaining on his contract at UMD, Sandelin is looking like an ideal candidate for Joe Battista, associate athletic director for Ice Arena Operations and Hockey Development, who's currently on a nationwide search for Penn State's first varsity hockey coach.
For years, I've been hearing people mention that the University owns a private jet that Graham Spanier can use to fly to Harrisburg and other locations for university business. Most of the time it's mentioned in jest, with the the joke that the plane is used for extravagant trips for upper-level university officials. But nobody's ever been too upset about that concept of the university owning a private jet.