Nittany News

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Phi Delt Fire Update

The Collegian did put out an article confirming our initial report.

Check it out here.

Alcohol-Related Hospital Visits Increasing

A Daily Collegian article chronicles the increase in both the number of alcohol-related visits to the hospital, and the increasing Blood Alcohol Content of students who are checked in at the hospital.

Over the past four years, the number of visits has nearly doubled and average BAC has increased from .23 to .25.

THON Thrives Despite Weak Economy

Despite a weak nationwide economy, THON's impressive $7.5 million total this year continues the increases seen in recent years.

In the past six years, the amount of money THON has raised has more than doubled, from $3.5 million in 2004 to $7.5 million in 2009.

Full story here at the Daily Collegian.

Fire Department Responds to Phi Delt Incident

At approximately 3 A.M. on Thursday morning, the State College Fire Department responded to a call from Phi Delt, a fraternity on Burrowes Street.

The nature of the incident was not immediately clear (and there is no Collegian or other local article yet), but the Fire Department was seen handling some sort of challenge.

More news to come...

Monday, February 23, 2009

Penn State Drops Russell Athletics

After years of seemingly-futile protesting, a Penn State student organization finally persuaded the University to end ties with its clothing supplier, Russell Athletics.

Full Collegian story here.

THON Sets New All-Time Record

The Penn State Dance Marathon (THON) broke last year's total (the previous all-time record) as the total was $7,490,133.87, shattering last year's $6,615,318.04.

Congratulations to all dancers, moralers, fundraisers, and everyone else involved.

Full Story at the Daily Collegian.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Homecoming 2009 Theme Revealed

At THON earlier today, the theme for 2009's Homecoming was revealed.

The theme is "Remember the Lion Within" (...whatever that means?)

Friday, February 20, 2009

Penn State Upsets #18 Illinois

In an exciting yet strangely low-scoring game, the Penn State Mens' Basketball Team beat the #18 Illinois squad at Illinois by a score of 38-33.

Full analysis of the game at the Daily Collegian.