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Author: Tom Kent

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Tom Kent

I was born in Virginia Beach, raised in Westfield, NJ, went to college at Penn State, moved to Miami, FL. Peruvian on mom's side and English on my Dad's. I'm a Journalism major and Political Science minor. I do not currently own any reptiles.

Knight Apparel, PSU Work For Corporate Responsibility

Knight Apparel, a major supplier of college-logo clothing to hundreds of American universities including Penn State, has announced that their new factory in the Dominican Republic pays over three times the country's minimum wage and allows unions, a groundbreaking step in their efforts to promote corporate social responsibility.

Read on to learn more...

Penn State, Indian Universities To Partner

Penn State is looking to expand its international ties by partnering with Indian universities, Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) and the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), based out of Mumbai, reports DNA. Penn State is looking primarily at teaming up with these universities in expanding their research programs internationally. Penn State currently spends about $800 million on research annually.

Read on to find out more about the potential partnerships...

Sitting in the Dark with Chad from State Radio

Last Friday, up in room 331 in the HUB, Chad Urmston of State Radio and Dispatch fame was mentally preparing himself for his upcoming performance at the Last Stop Music Festival. As I ventured up to the room with fellow State Radio fan Kelly Brough, neither of us knew what to expect. We knocked on the door and entered, at first thinking that we were in the wrong room. But a shadowy figure on the opposite end of a long table wielding a guitar informed us that we were in fact in the right place. After the jump is a transcript of the interview with Chad, with topics ranging from his days with Dispatch to his song "Camilo".

A Farewell to Gavin Keirans

Former University Park Undergraduate Association President Gavin Keirans has certainly left a legacy within the UPUA since its fledgling inception years ago after the dissolution of the Undergraduate Student Government in the spring of 2007. Since he took the executive reigns, Keirans has seen the UPUA transform from an institution plagued by in-fighting to a legitimate student government, complete with an executive and judicial body, a significant standing budget, a constitution, and an increased level of participation in student government activities.

To get more insight on this, I talked to Keirans himself. Read on for more details.

Penn State Glee Club to Perform Tonight

The Penn State Glee Club is hosting their Spring Concert tonight at 8:00 p.m. in the Schwab Auditorium. There will also be a special performance by the Hi-Los Alumni to celebrate their 75th anniversary.

Tickets are $8 ($4 for students) and can be purchased at the door or via 1-800-ARTS-TIX in advance. If this were the TV show Glee, it would kind of be their season finale, or maybe sweeps week finale, so don't miss it.

At the Creamery with Michael Pipe

Michael Pipe, 24, Penn State alum and fan of "The Boss,” Bruce Springsteen, recently announced that he’ll be running for the U.S. House of Representatives in Pennsylvania’s 5th Congressional District on the Democratic ticket. Last Wednesday, I had the opportunity to sit down with Pipe at the Berkey Creamery to discuss his political ambitions and the direction in which he hopes to steer his campaign.

Read on for an account of the day and some insight into the man who could be our next representative in Congress.

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