It's a Mirage: With millions of dollars invested in multiple Public Relations firms and the Board of Trustees election now in the books, a new era of competent leadership to guide the university into future is beginning. Wait, let me check that press release again:
Frazier, president of the Global Human Health organization of Merck & Co., also is a member of Merck’s executive committee, the senior management group that evaluates and makes strategic decisions for the company.
As our esteemed Mr. Collyer has pointed out, "That was true.... until May 2010." According to Merck:
Ken served as executive vice president and president, Global Human Health, from 2007 to May 2010, when he became Merck president. Ken became CEO and member of the board of directors January 1, 2011, and became chairman of the board on December 1, 2011.
Are you kidding me?!? I've worked in Public Relations & Marketing, I know minor spelling and grammatical errors can slip past multiple editors, but it's inexcusable that the bio of a re-elected incumbent wasn't updated given it's been 2 years, but I'm sure they'll fix it sometime in their repeated reinterpretations of this announcement 4 months after the fact.
Meanwhile: BOT: Special Investigation Task Force Unit starring Louis Freeh keeps the meter running.
On The Mend: Thanks to a dirty, studs up tackle right to the knee against the Dominican Republic, Ali Krieger will miss the Olympics in London this summer, but she has started running again, just 13 weeks removed from surgery.
Get Money: Cameron Wake resigned with the Dolphins, $20 mil guaranteed.
God Bless You, Internet: Where else can you find an epic, nonsensical rant about the aspect ratio of films, followed by educated rebuttal in the comments, followed by meltdown of author of said rant. It's funny when it happens somewhere else.
Also Receiving Votes. Penn State is currently in third place in the current Directors’ Cup Standings. Finally, in news that will totally not provoke any argument, Bill O'Brien wants Pitt-Penn State rivalry back as an annual series.