Just last Thursday, President Obama admitted to having one as a child. Major League Baseball star Justin Morneau is making national headlines for recovering from one. More and more parents of kids in sports are becoming increasingly fearful of one. Welcome to the consistently trending topic of concussions in the national dialogue. The media coverage has gone from simmer to sizzle on the impact of concussions in the past half-decade and awareness of the issue is transforming in to a seemingly fever pitch on the subject. It shouldn’t surprise you that the Big Ten Conference is one of the leaders
On Memorial Day,1996 Indianapolis 500 champion Buddy Lazier competed in the Indy 500 in a car bearing the logo of the Stephen A. Wynn Institute for Vision Research. A team at the University of Nebraska recently awarded $1.9 million to develop a new approach to an HIV vaccine. The Veterinary Practice Management Program (VPMP) at Purdue announced plans to celebrate their 25th anniversary in September. A generous philanthropist has committed $7 million to Penn State to benefit students from the Philadelphia area. Finally, a $30 million joint initiative between the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the U.S. Department of Defense was announced last week.