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The Penn Stater Daily — April 2, 2014

Ginny Tory/Collegian

Ginny Tory/Collegian

The fight for funding: A group of Penn State students and alumni (and the Nittany Lion) rallied in Harrisburg yesterday, hoping to earn more state funding for Penn State. At yesterday’s Capital Day, Alumni Association President Kay Salvino ’69 talked to the crowd about “the power of Penn State’s network” before introducing student leaders, including UPUA rep John Wortman. “Recent cuts have mitigated the affordability of Penn State,” Wortman said. “And my grandfather and parents probably wouldn’t be able to come here today.”

Erickson looks back: With just over a month left as president, Rodney Erickson is reflecting on the legacy he leaves behind. Erickson talked to staffers from Onward State about taking over post-Sandusky scandal, Eric Barron, and his plans for retirement (i.e., lots and lots of travel). Also: Be sure to check out our own Q&A with Rod Erickson in the upcoming May/June issue.

From a distance: Here’s a cool story about World Campus students who are connecting through some interesting student clubs and organizations — and the many (virtual) ways they stay in touch.

Mary Murphy, associate editor

April 2, 2014 at 11:39 am Leave a comment

Introducing the Sept./Oct. Issue

SO coverOur Sept./Oct. issue is on its way to you, and we hope the “cool” cover (pun intended) grabs your attention.

Set against that icy backdrop are the faces of Penn State hockey. In “Welcome to Hockey Valley,” senior editor Ryan Jones ’95 explains how, after decades of hoping, hockey finally made its way to Penn State.

Also in this issue is a fun feature showcasing some Freshman Proclamation posters from way back when (that is, 1904 to around 1950). The Proclamations were rules for new students, written and enforced by the sophomore class. I talked with former university archivist Lee Stout ’69, ’72g about the posters, and he shed some light on the stories behind them—and why embarrassing the freshmen wasn’t the only objective.

Some interesting research by faculty member Pete Hatemi is the subject of another feature, titled “Are We Born Biased?” According to Hatemi’s research, everything from our political viewpoints to our choice in romantic partners is influenced by our genes.

Other good stuff you’ll find in the Sept./Oct. issue: a profile of science prof David Hughes, who’s been helping Hollywood create realistic zombies; a tribute to the late gymnastics coach Gene Wettstone; an introduction to new Alumni Association president Kay Salvino ’69; plus updates on the Board of Trustees, the NCAA sanctions, and other Sandusky scandal fallout.

Once you receive the new issue, let us know what you think. Email us at or comment below.

Mary Murphy, associate editor

August 27, 2013 at 3:36 pm 4 comments

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