A Look Back At Our May/June 2006 Issue
Penn State boasts one of the premier forensic science programs in America. Our May/June 2006 issue looked at the program, which began offering courses that spring, through a staged murder at Spruce Cottage on Penn State’s campus. Students are asked to perform a variety of tasks while instructors look on, giving them experience analyzing a crime scene. Once everything is examined, the students put together a full report on what they believe happened and close the “case.”
In the real world, other professionals, such as the police and the district attorney, would be in charge of the arrest and trial, so the forensic science students’ work on this case is mostly over. Besides, soon they will have a new case to solve: A mannequin is set to meet an untimely death by gunfire next Monday.
This issue also pays homage to the Nittany Lion Inn’s 75th birthday, which occurred that May. There’s a story on Bennett Levin ’61, ’65g, a member of the Lexington Group in Transportation History and the owner of several refurbished train cars, along with a feature on Eddie Wagner ’41, who lost his life during World War II. In 1960, Penn State honored Wagner by naming the school’s ROTC building after him.
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Bill DiFilippo, online editor