January 19, 2012
Very cool video about the first students at Penn State. Includes the original Old Main (it was much bigger than I knew) and how it wasn’t finished when school started.
Probably my favorite part is when President Pugh was asked by the students for a summer break. The original school year was Feb – Dec with no breaks. The students just wanted a 2-week break in the summer. Pugh’s primary concern in giving them the break was that they wouldn’t come back. After this the video takes its corny sales-pitch-y turn. I have so many more questions, starting with ‘were things so bad that Pugh knew the school was awful that he was pretty sure they wouldn’t come back?’
March 13, 2016
February 20, 2016