If we learned anything from the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear, it's that when America's favorite anchors ask their audience to jump, the audience immediately launches itself into the air as one, and worries about the purpose of that great leap later.
Students have enrolled in classes that will allow them to go above and beyond what is imagined, much less expected, of young adults. Their plan: Mashavu Networked Healthcare Solutions, a self-sustaining telemedicine system, designed by students to be implemented in rural Kenya.
I attended a talk by Arianna Huffington, who spoke at Penn State in the Distinguished Speaker Series. Usually these topics do not come with an agenda ...
In a big win for academic freedom over the forces of creeping authoritarianism, the Virginia Supreme Court today sided with the University of Virginia in its fight against Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's investigation of climate scientist Michael Mann.
Philadelphians have long been known for their devotion to their city and its triumphs, both real and legendary. We're a people whose roots run deeper ...
2011-2012 will certainly be remembered as a famous and an infamous year for all those who hold Penn State close to their hearts. But when faced with the trials of this year, the community has rallied, especially around events like The Penn State Dance Marathon.
Why do we need to glorify or vilify others (and in the most passionate terms) when we don't have a basis to do so other than our own prejudicial assumptions?
Nike co-founder and chairman Phil Knight told a crowd of several thousand at the Bryce Jordan Center in late January that Joe Paterno suffered for his actions. No, sir, it was for his inactions.
Consider the many ways you need to check in with your social network and the all-seeing, almost totalitarian power of the text message. Yes, communication is all-but-instant, but so is observation.
Many have thrown harsh criticism at Paterno for not acting right away. While a heroic, Superman response would've been ideal, it's just that -- a fantasy.
Child abuse being so heinous a crime, and so legitimate a cue for outrage, Paterno's story showed the impact of the interactivity that media outlets value so highly in today's Neo-Tabloid Age.
Such is the duality of Paterno's legacy. Media and fans paint pictures in broad strokes of black and white, but Paterno's picture is colored in inscrutable shades of grey.
On ABC's World News with Diane Sawyer, reporter Dan Harris called Paterno "the mythic embodiment of success with honor." What honor?
We as a society must build on this achievement and take further steps to acknowledge that sexual violence affects men and boys. We must commit ourselves to engaging men in the movement to address, prevent and, one day, end all sexual violence.
The conversation that serves to best commemorate the horrible turn of events at Penn State should be, "How are the alleged victims of Sandusky and the Penn State football culture handling this?"
Amid the outpouring of emotion that's followed has been this message that Paterno was not a god and just a human being who made some mistakes. The tributes have largely focused on the good that Paterno did in his life.