The Penn Stater Daily — Dec. 19, 2013
More legal news: Some follow-up on yesterday’s coverage of the pre-trail hearing for Penn State’s former general counsel Cynthia Baldwin ’66, ’74g and former president Graham Spanier: Last night, the Centre Daily Times ran this piece, which includes excerpts from Baldwin’s grand jury testimony on Oct. 26, 2012. The transcript was unsealed this week by Dauphin County judge Todd Hoover.
Master plan: Former Nittany Lion and two-time Super Bowl champ Kareem McKenzie ’01 has gone back to school. Featured in USA Today’s For The Win blog, 33-year-old McKenzie explains how his difficult transition to life after football inspired him to pursue a Master’s in professional counseling at William Paterson University. After graduating in 2016, McKenzie says he hopes to counsel former athletes and military members coping with major life transitions—something he knows all about. “I found myself trying to gravitate towards something that was as meaningful and as involved as football was for me,” he says. “There wasn’t anything readily available for me to do so.” Counseling, explains McKenzie, helped him adjust: “I think everyone should have someone to talk to about whatever’s going through their mind.”
The year’s best: We’ve already told you about Ingenious, the latest book from Jason Fagone ’01, about the race to create a 100-mpg car and win the Automotive X prize. And now, as magazine editors compile their “best of 2013” lists, we weren’t surprised to see Fagone’s name pop up again. Check out Mother Jones‘ annual staff picks, in which MJ senior editor Michael Mechanic calls Ingenious “a great ride.”
Leader of the pack: Here’s a great piece on Lady Lion Maggie Lucas from Slam‘s Matthew Snyder. Titled “The Jumper,” a nod to Lucas’ signature shot, the story offers a glimpse into Lucas’ high-pressure role as team leader — on and off the court.
Mary Murphy, associate editor