Good News Wednesday

(1) Scientists at the CERN laboratory in Switzerland successfully activated the world's largest, most powerful proton collider. So far it hasn't created a black hole that will suck the entire universe into it. Keep your fingers crossed.

(2) PSU just announced a $25 million matching gift from the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation to support sustainability programming. The Miller Foundation has been a very, very good friend of the arts in the region and should be warmly congratulated. Though the gift is 100 times bigger than his recently announced gift to Oregon College of Art and Craft, Jordan Schnitzer deserves just as much applause for his leadership and commitment to arts and culture in the region.

p.s. The Hadron collider cost a mere $8 billion. The cost of the Iraq war is now pushing about $600 billion and climbing.


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MightyToyCannon said...

Darn. The latest news is that the Proton Collider is already broken. I wonder if they bought the extended warranty on that sucker?