The Penn Stater Daily — Oct. 3, 2013
From news to features, your daily dose of everything Penn State.
World class: Another ranking has given Penn Staters something to crow about. This time, it’s the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, which lists Penn State 49th out of 400 institutions from around the globe. We’re one of eight Big Ten schools ranked in the top 100. You can find the complete list and details on the methodology here.
A distinguished duo: Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, are coming to University Park on Nov. 4 as part of the Student Programming Association’s Distinguished Speaker Series.
Careful while canning: It’s a story that comes up every year around this time: Students who travel for canning weekends run afoul of local ordinances about where and how they can solicit for donations. It was an issue for some canners in Bucks County, Pa., last weekend; more interesting was the split in local opinion on whether it was appropriate (or safe) for canners to be working near busy intersections.
Appeal denied: Lawyers for Jerry Sandusky ’66, ’71g failed to convince a state appeals court that Sandusky deserves a new trial. Attorneys’ claims that Sandusky’s legal team lacked sufficient time to prepare his defense, and that the trial judge failed to properly instruct the jury, were rejected by the Pennsylvania Superior Court, whose ruling stated, “We agree, completely, with the trial court’s reasoning.”
Tune in for #Attitude: The Nittany Lion basketball team will play on national television at least 22 times during the 2013–14 season. You can find the full TV schedule for Coach Patrick Chambers’ squad here.
Ryan Jones, senior editor