The Penn Stater Daily — Nov. 11, 2013
Twenty years later, a “marvelous” tribute: George Dickie, emeritus professor of landscape architecture, is the subject of a Centre Daily Times feature looking back on his role in the creation of the Vietnam Women’s Memorial. Dickie helped choose the location for the memorial and designed the setting for the sculpture, which was unveiled on Veterans Day in 1993.
State-wide advocacy: Jennifer Storm has been nominated to head the Pennsylvania Office of the Victim Advocate. Storm ’02, an abuse survivor who has spent her career working on behalf of crime and abuse victims, was nominated for the state post by Gov. Tom Corbett. She currently serves as director of the Dauphin County Victim/Witness Assistance Program.
Mixed results: The club field hockey team beat Delaware to win its second straight national championship over the weekend, the highlight of an up-and-down weekend for Penn State teams. The Nittany and Lion Lion basketball teams opened their seasons with victories, while six Penn State wrestlers won titles at the season-opening Binghamton Open.
In postseason news, the varsity field hockey squad earned a date with Princeton in the first round of the NCAA tournament, and the women’s soccer team will learn its NCAA fate when the tournament bracket is announced Monday afternoon. The men’s soccer team, Big Ten regular season champs, will open conference tourney play later this week.
As for the football team, there’s not much worth remembering from Saturday’s trip to Minneapolis, but the loss has inspired some thoughtful assessments of where the Nittany Lions stand right now. Of those I’ve had a chance to read, I thought the best came from Frank Bodani of the York Daily Record. It’s worth a read.
Rice rumors confirmed: The office of former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice confirmed over the weekend that Rice was contacted by the search firm working on the university’s behalf in its presidential search. Rice turned down Penn State’s interest to stay at Stanford, where she serves on the political science faculty.
Ryan Jones, senior editor