The Penn Stater Daily — Sept. 17, 2013

September 17, 2013 at 10:03 am Leave a comment

From news to features, your daily dose of everything Penn State.

Food for thought: A writer from Forbes magazine uses the research of Evan Pugh professor Donald Hambrick, who’s also the Smeal chaired professor of management, to rank the 25 most narcissistic CEOs. (Spoiler alert: the No. 1 ranking, by a lot, goes to Google’s Larry Page.) There’s an interesting discussion of Hambrick’s research, which delves into how a CEO’s background affects the way she or he runs a company, and this piece also explores the idea that narcissism isn’t necessarily a bad thing (see: Steve Jobs). This will make you think.

Reading list: Kesley Tamborrino of the Collegian tells the tale of Michelle Kemper Brownlow ’92, who drew upon her Penn State experiences her first novel, In Too Deep. The novel traces an emotionally abusive relationship which is exacerbated when the boyfriend pledges a fraternity—something that happened to Brownlow—but also includes happier allusions to The Phyrst (called Mitchell’s) and West Halls, among others.

Must-see TV: If you’re a hockey fan, you’re in luck. The Penn State men’s team will be televised nationally 10 times this season, including seven games on the Big Ten Network. Click here for the complete schedule.

Sandusky appeal: The appeal of Jerry Sandusky ’67, ’71 will take place this afternoon in a Superior Court session in Dallas, Pa.; his new lawyer will argue that Sandusky had inadequate time to prepare his defense and that the prosecution swayed the jury with prejudicial statements. Should you want to follow along on Twitter, I’d suggest Mike Dawson ’02 of the Centre Daily Times, who wrote this advance piece, and Michael Sisak of The Citizens Voice in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

On bended knee: Onward State counts down the best—and the worst—places to propose on campus. I can see the top two spots from my office window here in the Hintz Family Alumni Center, although I’ve never seen anyone on one knee. I have seen plenty of wedding parties on the weekends, though, in the beautiful gardens.

Lori Shontz, senior editor

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