For the Penn State Alumni Association’s We Are Weekend, which has grown into a We Are Week, the Collegian Alumni Interest Group set up a panel of Collegian alums from the 1970-72 era to talk about their experiences on the paper during those tumultuous times.

These years were chosen because the Alumni Association was commemorating the 50th anniversary of that era.

Collegian alums on the panel were Curt Harler, Theresa Villa Cook, Dan Donovan and Terry Nau. The panel was moderated by Collegian Editor in Chief Megan Swift.

If you missed it, you can watch it here.

Barbara Stack

I started my journalism career at The Daily Collegian, where I covered cops, "radicals and minorities," and served as editorial page editor. After graduation, I worked as a reporter and feature writer for two community papers, The Tribune-Review and the Beaver County Times, before being hired by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. I worked for the Post-Gazette for 27 years as a reporter, assistant city editor and editorial page writer. For a decade I covered issues regarding children and families, and a series of stories I wrote, along with a court case I persuaded the Post-Gazette to pursue, led to an order opening to the press and public dependency hearings in Pennsylvania juvenile court. In 2007, I began working as a blog writer for the United Steelworkers Union, composing blogs and op-eds that were published in the name of the union's international president. I am now retired and working as a consultant for The Pittsburgh Foundation's communications department.