A Capital Convergence

April 6, 2011 at 5:32 pm Leave a comment

As many as 500 people—more than double last year’s turnout—showed up Tuesday for Penn State Capital Day, the annual gathering of students, alumni, and friends in Harrisburg to advocate for state support for the University. Given Pennsylvania’s current budget woes, and the sometimes contentious debate over Penn State’s place in the equation, Capital Day 2011 took on new significance. The impressive turnout (which included a speech by Alumni Association president Barry Simpson ’69, pictured) seemed to confirm that Penn Staters know what’s at stake.

We’ll have more on the University’s fight for state funding in our May/June issue, but there’s plenty of Capital Day coverage today, including: This roundup of related links from StateCollege.com; student perspective from the Daily Collegian; and a York Dispatch piece that includes video of the rally in the Capitol rotunda.

Ryan Jones, senior editor

Entry filed under: Alumni Association, Penn State in the News, The Penn Stater Magazine. Tags: , , , .

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