2010 Senior Class Gift: Arboretum Boardwalk
And the winner is … The Arboretum at Penn State.
Voting for the Class of 2010 senior gift ended Monday, and the overwhelming choice was the Marsh Meadow Boardwalk and Overlook at the Arboretum. The final totals, announced Tuesday: 1,965 for the boardwalk, 435 for a public sculpture and endowed sculpture, and 418 for an endowment to maintain the HUB Aquarium.
The seniors have pledged $19,000 so far, and they’re continuing to raise money. You can get the specifics at the PSUSeniors.com blog.
The bloggers at Onward State thought the options could have been spiced up; they suggested “a massive statue of Joe Pa in the mountains overlooking Happy Valley in the fashion of Rio De Janeiro’s Christ the Redeemer,” which obviously would have significantly increased the buzz around the tradition. I can only imagine what the College GameDay crew would have done with that.
Lori Shontz, senior editor