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Climate scientists and smear campaignsupdated: Wed Mar 28 2012 08:36:00

Imagine you are sitting in your office simply doing your job and a nasty e-mail pops into your inbox accusing you of being a fraud. You go online and find that some bloggers have written virulent posts about you. That night, you're at home with your family watching the news and a talking head is lambasting you by name. Later, a powerful politician demands all your e-mails from your former employer.

SAT scandal shows tyranny of standardized testingupdated: Mon Nov 28 2011 18:32:00

As education scandals go, the news that students at some of the best high schools on Long Island paid others to take their College Board tests seems mild. The Long Island scandal pales behind the sex scandal at Penn State.

Seven arrested in SAT cheating scandalupdated: Mon Nov 28 2011 18:32:00

A college student is accused of accepting thousands of dollars to take the SAT exam for New York high school students.

Federal officials seeking involvement in Penn State probeupdated: Tue Nov 15 2011 19:05:00

Federal officials appear ready to be part of the headline-grabbing, state-controlled investigation into the disturbing sexual-abuse allegations at Penn State University.

Sextuplets' mom: Our family is completeupdated: Mon Jun 06 2011 18:30:00

The mother of sextuplets talks about the birth of her three boys and three girls. Andy Glockner: Chaos rules with Selection Sunday rapidly approachingupdated: Mon Feb 07 2011 17:05:00

If things are like this a month from now, I do not envy the selection committee.

Obama touts energy efficiency at Penn Stateupdated: Thu Feb 03 2011 17:13:00

President Barack Obama plugged his plans to boost energy conservation research Thursday during a visit to Pennsylvania, arguing that green technology will leave more green in Americans' wallets.

Obama touts energy efficiency initiativeupdated: Thu Feb 03 2011 17:13:00

Pres. Obama visits Penn State University to announce an initative to create more energy efficient buildings.

College students heading for Haitiupdated: Tue Feb 16 2010 13:59:00

Alain Bonny knows his mother survived the earthquake in Haiti, but he doesn't know where she is staying right now. Andy Staples: Revisiting Signing Day battle with prediction machineupdated: Fri Feb 06 2009 13:47:00

Mike DuMond couldn't remember the terms of our wager.

Scientists map DNA of prehistoric animalupdated: Wed Nov 19 2008 13:19:00

A team of scientists at Penn State University could be one step closer to bringing extinct species back to life.

Healthy Thanksgiving tips, from market to tableupdated: Wed Nov 19 2008 08:58:00

Thanksgiving marks the beginning of a season where eating is central to the festivities. While it's also the season of indulgence, it's easy to plan a holiday meal that's delicious and healthful. Whether you're serving two or 20, these guidelines will help make sure your big dinner is a success. Follow our tips for making smart choices at the market, in the kitchen, and at the table. Stewart Mandel: Red River Shootout's decline, RichRod-West Virginia feud and moreupdated: Wed Jul 16 2008 17:45:00

I let the Pac-10 fans have their fun last week taking assorted jabs at their mostly-SEC counterparts. I could print some of the 300-something retorts, but you can already guess what most of them said (past two national titles, head-to-head record, blah, blah, blah), not to mention this little banter would consume the Mailbag interminably.

Is online college exam site ethical?updated: Wed Jul 16 2008 14:25:00

A Web site developed this year that allows students to share old exams online is causing debate among professors about its ethical implications. George Dohrmann: No-Win Situations?updated: Wed Jun 04 2008 11:51:00

Oregon State isn't the only big-time college program in which building -- or rebuilding -- a basketball tradition is a tall order Bucky Brooks: Ten college stars available on Day 2updated: Sat Apr 26 2008 22:55:00

Of the 53 players on the Giants' roster when they won the Super Bowl in February against the Patriots, 42 were drafted after the second round or were undrafted free agents. Exhibit No. 1 that the decisions made on the second day of the NFL draft can have just as much impact on a team's future as the first- and second-round picks. Stewart Mandel: Nittany Lions impressive on field, but questions remainupdated: Tue Apr 22 2008 13:19:00

On a beautiful spring day in State College last Saturday, a Penn State-record 73,000 fans turned out for the annual Blue-White game, and by all indications, they enjoyed themselves immensely. Andy Staples: Pryor won't choose school until hoops season endsupdated: Tue Feb 19 2008 13:51:00

If all goes well for Jeannette (Pa.) High quarterback Terrelle Pryor during the next few weeks, he'll wind up at Penn State. Not for college -- though the Nittany Lions are among Pryor's four finalists -- but for the Pennsylvania Class AA state basketball final on March 15 at Penn State's Bryce Jordan Center. Stewart Mandel: Pryor announcement to be most anticipated in historyupdated: Wed Feb 06 2008 17:27:00

What do you suppose it was like to be inside the tiny gymnasium at Jeannette (Pa.) High last Saturday night? Bowl Breakdown: Alamoupdated: Fri Dec 28 2007 12:53:00's Luke Winn analyzes the matchup. Stewart Mandel: Steady Boeckman helps No. 1 OSU shineupdated: Sun Oct 28 2007 02:28:00

Todd Boeckman has not thrown a game-winning touchdown pass across his body like Matt Ryan. He does not run over linebackers like Tim Tebow. He does not juke guys out of their shoes on the option plays, like Dennis Dixon. Stewart Mandel: Five elite athletes redefine their positions, win gamesupdated: Mon Aug 27 2007 03:29:00

You've heard the cliché before, and it's one that's fairly hard to argue: "Football," says every coach or player who's ever donned a headset or uniform, "is a team game." Stewart Mandel: Dividing BCS teams into four-tier hierarchy and moreupdated: Wed Aug 08 2007 02:21:00

One of the fun things about writing the Mailbag each week is you never know which portion will touch the biggest nerve. Last week, it was a seemingly innocuous, buried-on-page-three question from a reader named Jeff in Atlanta wondering why Georgia coach Mark Richt isn't catching any heat for failing to reach the national title game. Training helps African athletes earn college tuition updated: Fri Jun 29 2007 03:47:00

Having traveled 18 hours from his native Zimbabwe, Munya Maraire, the track coach for the Worldwide Scholarships team -- a group of athletes from the African nation --had come too far to simply spend his day as a track coach sitting in the stands. Stewart Mandel: Tennessee coach draws ire from fans; much moreupdated: Wed Jun 27 2007 00:05:00

Last Friday night, I was sitting in the backseat of a cab with the windows rolled down when a dude in a convertible pulled up next to me blasting that song Hey there, Delilah. It's been stuck in my head for five straight days since. The good news is, it's soft, melodious and not nearly as annoying as Outkast's Hey Ya!, which, you may recall, got stuck in the heads of the entire American population for a good two months in the winter of 2004. Rights of springupdated: Tue Apr 24 2007 10:58:00

This much we now know beyond the shadow of a doubt: Americans love their spring football. A terrible message updated: Fri Feb 09 2007 14:07:00

Rene Portland still has a job. And I am utterly stumped at how. All Access with Wisconsinupdated: Thu Feb 08 2007 07:30:00

From the team hotel to the post-game locker room,'s Luke Winn spent 12 hours with the Wisconsin Badgers on Wednesday to get an inside view of life on the road with a top-five team. The public could only see UW's 8 p.m. game against Penn State, which the Badgers won 71-58, but there was plenty more action behind the scenes. Long way to goupdated: Wed Feb 07 2007 16:39:00

We've been patting ourselves on the back lately, celebrating how much progress the sports world has made in terms of racial equality. We're supposedly so colorblind that when two African-American coaches reached the Super Bowl last week, the general reaction was, "What? Dungy and Lovie are black? I hadn't noticed."

Eat-smart strategies for party seasonupdated: Mon Dec 11 2006 14:08:00

The conventional wisdom about the holidays is that weight gain is unavoidable. But don't let it scare you away from enjoying your favorite foods at this time of year. Here are thee eat-smart strategies to get you through the season.

CNNMoney: Resolution 7: Free up more timeupdated: Mon Dec 12 2005 13:40:00

Making time for yourself and your family is the top goal for 2006, according to a MONEY poll. Lack of time is really two problems: You probably are too busy, and you aren't making the best use of the spare time you have. The action plan below will help you address both.

CNNMoney: Cell phone networks at risk?updated: Wed Oct 05 2005 06:11:00

Cell phone networks in major American cities are vulnerable to being shut down by a flood of text messages from malicious hackers, according to a published report.

Money Magazine: Why Spin-Offs Make Sense Investing in a company newly freed from its corporate parent is often a smart move.updated: Tue Oct 01 2002 00:01:00

Pitney Bowes' decision last December to spin off its office services business as a new company called Imagistics International seemed like an obvious way to dump a dog of a division. Earnings at th...

FSB: Hot Ticket Web markets for unused Admit Ones promise to be a better broker.updated: Sun Sep 01 2002 00:01:00

They lurk outside every sporting event and concert in America: "Psst. Anyone need two tickets?" Scalping might just be the second-oldest profession. No one enjoys playing on this forgery-fraught bl...


DANGLING A STEAMED clam's gray sac high over the family dinner table, 12-year-old Sean Satterfield waves the mollusk around and speaks with authority: "It's all in there--stomach, nerves, intestine...

Money Magazine: HOW CAN A SINGLE PARENT EARNING $25,000 A YEAR PAY A SON'S COLLEGE BILL?updated: Mon May 01 1995 00:01:00

Q. My son will be ready for college next year and wants to go to the University of Pennsylvania, Tulane or Georgetown, all of which cost upwards of $25,000 a year, even though he could probably get...

Fortune: A team for masochists, the law the bankers love -- not, a redbaiter's reminiscence, and other matters. ONLY IN AMERICA (Cont'd)updated: Mon Jul 12 1993 00:01:00

STATE COLLEGE, PA. -- A student at Pennsylvania State University has complained to police that a student she hired to take a test for her breached a contract by failing the exam . . . Authorities w...

Fortune: Low morale may be ''natural,'' prudery at Penn State, why fingers travel so far, and other matters. KEEPING ABREASTupdated: Mon Jan 13 1992 00:01:00

In which Kindly Dr. Keeping Up adumbrates the rise of public toplessness to burning issuehood in American politics while also invoking Sigmund Freud and % asking the fateful question: What does the...

Fortune: Low morale may be ''natural,'' prudery at Penn State, why fingers travel so far, and other matters. ONLY IN AMERICA (Cont'd)updated: Mon Jan 13 1992 00:01:00

Political correctness has bounded into the advertising world, bedeviling the lives of ad agency ((creative people)) . . . ''It's probably at an all-time high,'' says Larry Postaer, creative directo...

Fortune: Low morale may be ''natural,'' prudery at Penn State, why fingers travel so far, and other matters. HOW TO STROKE A KEYupdated: Mon Jan 13 1992 00:01:00

One senses that a new front is being opened up in the great keystroke war. As the present keyboarder observed a while back, millions of personal-computer users now wage this war quite obsessively: ...

Fortune: LEARN HOW TO LISTEN Forget macho decision-making. Tuning in to others is the fundamental skill for managers in the late Eightiesupdated: Mon Aug 17 1987 00:01:00

A certain sadness attends the folks who have worked diligently over the years to teach managers to listen. Says a consultant typical of the breed, wearily: ''We keep trying to tell them, but they j...

Fortune: ATTACK OF THE OBSESSIVE MANAGERS These hard-driving, detail-oriented types would seem most likely to succeed at lean and mean. Tupdated: Mon Feb 16 1987 00:01:00

At companies where cost cutting has become the watchword, the obsessive manager may well be crawling out of the woodwork and into the limelight. Watch him pounce: ''Ah yes, Gengerschneck, in review...

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