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The Penn Stater Daily — March 31, 2014

Bittersweet end: The Lady Lions’ season came to an end Sunday evening in California with an 82-57 loss to No. 2 seed (and host) Stanford in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA women’s basketball tournament. Penn State, a No. 3 seed, wrapped up its second straight Big Ten championship season with a record of 24-8. Senior Ariel Edwards led the Lady Lions with 22 points in the loss.

State of State: A broad range of topics, and speakers ranging from faculty and recently alumni to current students, were the order of the day Sunday at the first annual State of State conference, held at the HUB-Robeson Center. The TED-style conference, a student-run endeavor, focused on challenges and issues facing the university community. Onward State and the Daily Collegian had it covered.

Amateur hour: Former Nittany Lion football standout John Urschel ’12, ’13g has been named one of three finalists for the AAU Sullivan Award. The award is given annually to the top amateur athlete in the nation. This year’s winner will be named on April 11.

Ryan Jones, senior editor

March 31, 2014 at 9:08 am 1 comment

The Penn Stater Daily—Feb. 12, 2014

Calling all veterans: The College of Communications is looking for military veterans of any war to participate in an oral history project, a joint venture between the college and Penn State Libraries for the Veterans History Project. Senior lecturer Maria Cabrera-Baukus has collected more than 100 interviews already, and she and the students in her television studio production class are looking for more. They’ll be doing interviews in person in late April, and they would love if veterans would share memorabilia. Read all of the background here, and if you’re interested, contact Cabrera-Baukus by email at, by mail at 103 Innovation Blvd., Suite 205, University Park, PA 16802, or leave a message at 814-865-3068.

Who’s our biggest rival: My affinity for the absurd Land Grant Trophy is well-documented, but even I have to admit that Michigan State isn’t a school I can work up a lot of antipathy toward. Four Onward State writers debate the identity of Penn State’s biggest rival. Pitt? Michigan? Ohio State? Um, Temple? Personally, as a Pittsburgh girl whose family is evenly split between Pitt and Penn State alumni, I’d really like to see that rivalry heat back up again.

Also in the news: Chi Omega sorority’s Penn State chapter is closing its doors 14 months after a racially insensitive photo of a sorority event surfaced. … The University Park Undergraduate Association is going to walk—in shifts—from State College to Harrisburg to bring attention to the Alumni Association’s Capital Day event and the university’s funding needs. … An event that looks pretty cool, State of State, a TED-talk like event on March 30 that will focus on Penn State issues, announced the first of its speakers, and it’s quite a lineup: sociology instructor Sam Richards, English prof Michael Bérubé, former Nittany Lion mascot Rob Nellis ’13, former Penn State quarterback Shane McGregor ’13, former trustee Mimi Barash Coppersmith ’54, and Ruth Mendum, director of the Undergraduate Fellowship Office. I just registered; you can, too, by clicking here.

Lori Shontz, senior editor

February 12, 2014 at 12:19 pm Leave a comment

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