The Penn Stater Daily — Feb. 11, 2014
The voice: In a feature from today’s Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, he’s called “the university’s most distinguished living ambassador.” Fran Fisher, longtime football radio announcer, talked to the Trib‘s Chris Adamski about his decades-spanning career — and his friendships with some notable former coaches.
Common wisdom: Rapper Common paid a visit to Eisenhower Auditorium last night as part of the Student Programming Association‘s Distinguished Speaker series. The rapper turned actor (he stars in the AMC series Hell on Wheels) talked about his career, his “journey to greatness,” and offered some empowering advice: ““The higher you climb in achieving greatness, the harder it is going to become. You must take a moment and appreciate how far you have climbed.”
Snow spending: No, it’s not your imagination — this winter has been especially brutal, and Penn State’s Office of Physical Plant has the numbers to prove it. In this piece from Monday’s Collegian, OPP’s Ryan McCaughey reveals that snow removal efforts around campus have cost the University a staggering $1 million this season — that’s $400,000 over budget. And as for that road salt that helps melt snow and ice on campus walkways: OPP has used 300 tons (yes, tons) of the stuff so far this year.
Mary Murphy, associate editor