Friday, February 25, 2011

AIDS Book Pulled From School Library After Complaint - Nashville News Story - WSMV Nashville

Interesting that this school's book banning decision (click for an article and video on the story) was to assume the book was the culprit and immediately pull it from the library's shelves, rather than the censor as the problem. Cheatham Middle School Principal Dr. Beth Batson buckled to the pressure of parent Misty Binkley, who had determined that because she doesn't want her 7th grader to read Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir, then no middle school students should be allowed to read it.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Nike honors Joe Paterno's 400th win with gift to Penn State libraries - ESPN

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Nike, Inc., is giving $400,000 to Penn State's libraries in honor of Hall of Fame coach Joe Paterno's milestone 400th win. Paterno and his wife, Sue, have been staunch supporters of the libraries, and one of the school's main libraries is named after the family.

Libraries dean Barbara Dewey said Monday the donation will in part help pay for renovations and technological upgrades.

The Paternos have contributed more than $4 million to the school during JoePa's 45-year career, including aid for the libraries.

Win No. 400 for the 84-year-old Paterno came in November when the Nittany Lions rallied from three touchdowns down to beat Northwestern 35-21. Penn State won one more game in 2010 to give Paterno 401 career victories, most among major college coaches.