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The Penn Stater Daily — April 3, 2014

Three Questions Project: It’s that time of year again: Voting for this year’s Board of Trustees election starts April 10 and, as in years past, The Penn Stater asked every candidate three crucial questions about the issues facing Penn State. We’ve compiled their answers, along with more info about each candidate, here.

Denied: The Pennsylvania Supreme Court denied Jerry Sandusky’s appeal for a new trial yesterday, ruling there was “no prejudice” against Sandusky during his 2012 trial for child sexual abuse. In a statement, Attorney General Kathleen Kane said, “We are very pleased with the Supreme Court’s decision. Protecting Pennsylvania’s children is one of my top priorities and I remain committed to seeking justice for all victims of sexual abuse.” Check out the Centre Daily Times’ coverage here

Hot tickets: Here’s a fun one: Onward State is looking back at some of the most memorable concerts in Penn State history. Who knew Janis Joplin made a stop at Rec Hall in 1968? (Also: reading to the end just might help you answer the Alum Stumper in our upcoming issue. Just sayin’.)
Via Devon Fields (@CHOREATOR) on Twitter.

Via Devon Fields (@CHOREATOR) on Twitter.

Eat your heart out, Ellen: OK, so there aren’t any Oscar winners in this selfie, but there is one big Penn State celebrity/mailman — and the stars of the Penn State Thespians’ production of In The Heights, which opens tonight. Retweet away, America!
Mary Murphy, associate editor

 

April 3, 2014 at 12:27 pm Leave a comment

The Penn Stater Daily — Dec. 2, 2013

Underdogs? 24-point underdogs? I’ll admit it: I was one of the doubters. I was the lector at Saturday night Mass, and I never dreamed that when I came out of church, the Nittany Lions would be on the verge of defeating No. 15 Wisconsin. I missed the entire second half, so I had a lot of catching up to do when I got home. Here’s what I did: watched this video from the locker room, this video of Bill O’Brien’s news conference, read this piece by Dave Jones of The Patriot-News about freshman quarterback Christian Hackenberg, who completed 21 of 30 passes for 339 yards and four touchdowns and is racking up all kinds of recognition, and checked out John McGonigal’s game story in the Collegian.

Looking to the future: Can’t wait for next football season? Get ready now by checking out this analysis by Mark Wogenrich ’90 of The Morning Call and this New York Times story about the future of the Big Ten, which adds Maryland and Rutgers—and a new division configuration—next season.

In other sports: The men’s soccer team lost 2-0 to New Mexico in the Sweet 16, but it finished the season with a 13-6-2 record and with a long road trip—nearly 5,000 miles in the air, 600 on the road in the NCAA tournament. … The women’s volleyball team finished its regular season with a four-set victory over long-time nemesis Nebraska in a match-up of two Top 10 programs in Lincoln, and it will, as usual, open the NCAA tournament at home, 7:30 p.m. Friday against LIU Brooklyn. … The men’s basketball team advanced to the final of the Barclays Center Classic but fell to Ole Miss, 79-76, despite 23 points from D.J. Newbill. … Tournament MVP Maggie Lucas led the women’s basketball team to the championship of the Junkajoo Jam in the Bahamas, where the players also scored some quality time with some friendly dolphins.

Happy Birthday to Mike the Mailman! (via @pennstate)

Happy Birthday to Mike the Mailman!
(via @pennstate)

Legal update: A couple of months ago, former president Graham Spanier requested “a bill of particulars,” regarding the charges he is facing in the wake of the Sandusky scandal. The prosecution answered last week, and although most of Spanier’s requests were denied, the lawyers did provide a list of what they called Spanier’s false statements in his April 2011 testimony before a grand jury investigating Jerry Sandusky ’67, ’71g. Charlie Thompson of The Patriot-News does a nice job here summarizing the legalese. Next up in the case against Spanier, Gary Schultz ’71, ’75g, and Tim Curley ’76, ’78g: a hearing on several pre-trial matters, including the defense’s motion to quash the testimony of former university council Cynthia Baldwin ’66, ’74g, is scheduled for the week of Dec. 16.

“Mom away from home:” That’s what the two-time national champion Lionettes dance team members call Sue Cacciotti Sherburne ’95g, ’09g, their director, who’s also assistant director of the Morgan Academic Support System for athletes. Chris Rosenblum of the Centre Daily Times writes that Sherburne “gives the Lionettes tools for moving through life as well as they do through space.”

Lori Shontz, senior editor

December 2, 2013 at 2:01 pm Leave a comment

Mike the Mailman Has a Bar Tour?

Judging from this photo posted by Penn State photojournalism instructor Steve Manuel ’84, ’92g on his blog, the demographic is a little older than most of the bar tours we see around here during Graduation Week.

Tina Hay, editor

May 16, 2009 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

An Enjoyable Three Minutes

holvidlink825revA couple of weeks ago, Penn State President Graham Spanier e-mailed to students, faculty, staff, and others a copy of a Penn State-themed holiday video. I must have been feeling swamped at the time, because I never got around to looking at it—until they showed it on the overhead video monitor at the Lady Lion basketball game the other day. I thought it was great fun, and I dug up the link so you can check it out for yourself. It lasts about 2:49 and it’s worth watching. Basically a bunch of people from the Penn State community—everyone from Faculty Laureate and cellist Kim Cook to volleyball All-American Alisha Glass to Mike the Mailman—offer their New Year’s resolutions. The resolutions run the gamut from “call my parents more” to “demonstrate a crystalline wire solar cell that has an efficiency comparable to current crystalline silicon solar cells.”

It makes me realize I need to give some thought to my own New Year’s resolutions. I suspect that whatever I come up with will be pretty lame compared to the solar-cells thing….

Tina Hay, editor

December 30, 2008 at 9:53 am 1 comment

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