The Penn Stater Daily — April 30, 2014
Senior columns: It’s a time-honored student journalism tradition: the senior column. Back in the olden days, when I was at the Collegian, only a select handful—the editor, the managing editor—got space for some final words. The number of senior columns have proliferated, but I always make a point of reading them all. (And, truth be told, being glad I wasn’t high enough up on the masthead to have written one.) One of today’s offerings particularly moved me–it’s by Dan Norton of The Daily Collegian, and it’s worth a few minutes of your time.
Franklin mentioned in court filing: Defense attorneys for a former Vanderbilt football player accused of rape filed court papers Tuesday alleging that the prosecution hasn’t turned over information in a timely fashion, and the filing included two references to James Franklin, who was coach at Vanderbilt t the time. The lawyers allege that Franklin and strength coach Dwight Galt (also now at Penn State) contacted the alleged victim. Here’s the original story from The Tennessean in Nashville, and here’s more local coverage from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, which includes a statement from Franklin saying he hasn’t done anything wrong.
David Hughes update: You may have read our September/October issue piece on David Hughes, assistant professor of entomology and biology—and zombie ant expert. A team he leads recently received a $1.8 million National Science Foundation grant to explore whether there are insights to be gleaned from studying ants, which live in communities as humans do, that can be applied to understanding how diseases spread among humans.
You know you’ve wondered: As my colleague Ryan Jones pointed out the other day, the lawn and pond outside our office are populated with adorable little baby ducks. But there are other duck issues, as well, which Onward State’s Sarah Hanrahan does a little digging to figure out, as the headline puts it, “Where the Lady Ducks At?” Turns out there’s a reason most of the ducks hanging around are male.
Lori Shontz, senior editor