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TEDxPSU Inspires PSU

In light of recent events, the organizers of this year's TEDxPSU may have been concerned that the event might get lost in the fray. Despite it all, the community made a strong showing yesterday, filling up much of the allotted space in the HUB. Attendance probably should have been even higher since it was definitely worth seeing.The theme was Relics to Revolutionaries, and speakers including Michael Mann, Mia Bloom, Ian Rosenberger, and Joseph Michael Valente who covered topics as diverse as cyber charter schools, the involment of women in terrorist organizations, and making art from Twitter feeds.

Students for Change: Occupy Penn State Launches

"I am here because it seems so hard to make change. And it seems like something is finally happening". As the Occupy Wall Street movement spreads to Penn State, the group held its first General Assembly meeting yesterday evening in the HUB.

Old Main Bell Rings Again

The Old Main bell stopped tolling in 1892, and today it rang again. The dedication ceremony for the restored and now displayed Old Main bell, the senior class gift of 2009, was held at 10.15 AM today at the west side of Old Main lawn. In addition to the bell, two other gifts were inaugurated: the Student Life Promenade, the 2005 class gift which illustrates 150 years of Penn State student life, and the 2008 gift, the Atherton and Curtain Gateway. All three projects were completed within the past month.

More details about the ceremony and the gifts after the jump.

Collegian Names New General Manager

The Daily Collegian's search for a new general manager has come to an end. When the newspaper's GM Gerry Hamilton announced his resignation, the Collegian began looking for a replacement (see our March 17 post). And they've finally found one.

Insiders at the Collegian have been quoted as saying, "Based on a statistical analysis of the number of hours put into this search by the Collegian's administration, the height and weight of the applicants for the position, their median age, and their average number of cups of coffee consumed daily, we have reached the conclusion that the quest for a new general manager was only slightly less treacherous and time consuming than Percival's quest for the Holy Grail. However, we believe our new GM will allow the newspaper to illuminate the Penn State community in never-before seen ways, making it a shining, glimmering beacon of journalistic light. He has truly been the pot o' gold at the end of the leprechaun's rainbow."

And who, you may ask, is deserving of such eloquent praise and acclamation?

Why, it's none other than our very own Davis Shaver!

Read his planned initiatives after the jump.

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