To its credit the Collegian didn't pick up the donor story, however the CDT went for it hook, line and sinker. Here is a screen shot of their quick link section on the top of the front page of their web site.
Notice that the donor story is the first one and that it is labeled "Penn State". The story about the lawsuit is the third story and it is labeled "Bias Claims". Well, I guess you can't go wrong underestimating the intelligence of the editors of the CDT.
This donor story isn't even that big of a deal because Penn State hasn't even seen a cent of the donation as of yet.
Penn State alumni J. Lloyd and Dorothy F. Huck have announced their intention to provide a $20 million endowment to support teaching, research and other academic activities at the University's Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences.I wrote about this PR tactic once before when the Schreyers' recent donation was announced. There too Penn State has yet to see a penny of the money.
Penn State's Schreyer Honors College has received a $25 million gift commitment from its namesakes, William and Joan Schreyer, to support scholarships and other student and faculty programs.Basically what is going on is that these fat cats have made Penn State a beneficiary in their wills. Penn State holds on to the information until they have some distracting to do and the CDT falls for it everytime.
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