The Penn Stater Daily — Sept. 20, 2013
From news to features, your daily dose of everything Penn State.
More, please: Penn State plans to ask for a 5.1 percent boost in state funding, per Thursday’s meeting of the Board of Trustees. Even if the “ambitious” request is approved, tuition will increase by an average 2.85 percent. Additionally, Athletic Director Dave Joyner said the athletic department may borrow $30 million to offset the dip in Beaver Stadium attendance. For more on Thursday’s meeting, check out Senior Editor Lori Shontz’s post here.
Hoop dreams: There’s four teams left in the WNBA playoffs, and two include former Lady Lions: Guard Alex Bentley, who’s already broken the WNBA record for consecutive three-pointers with the Atlanta Dream, and Tanisha Wright ’06, who helped the Seattle Storm win a title in 2010. Check out the full semifinals schedule for where and when to watch.
President’s pick: Penn State nutrition professor Penny Kris-Etherton has accepted an invitation to join the Science Board of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition, a new government initiative to promote good nutrition and exercise. An expert on cardiovascular health, Kris-Etherton will begin her three-year term on Jan. 1, 2014.
Good and evil: Prep for tomorrow’s football game vs. Kent State by catching up with Evil Bill O’Brien. Onward State’s Bill DiFilippo interviewed the anonymous auteur behind B’oB’s (fake) Twitter counterpart, @evilbillobrien—who, apparently, knows a thing or two about dinosaurs.
Apple picking: When I pulled up to the Starbucks on North Atherton Street this morning and saw an insane line, my first thought went something like this: “Oh man, is Starbucks selling Cronuts now!?” Um, no. The new iPhone went on sale at 8 a.m. at the neighboring Verizon store. Penn State juniors Jace Blout and Dayne Detweiler made the trek from campus around 6:30 a.m., and when I talked to them at 8:45, they were still stuck outside — Verizon staffers were allowing only small groups in at a time. The two pics above, taken on my three-models-ago iPhone 4, are my best attempt at capturing the crowd. You know, the iPhone could really use a panoramic feature. Somebody get on that.
Mary Murphy, associate editor