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See no evil: DA Ray Gricar drops the ball

By at February 14, 2014 | 9:34 am | 0 Comment

See no evil: DA Ray Gricar drops the ball

Young victims surrounded Jerry Sandusky in 1998

Why didn’t DA Ray Gricar make a serious attempt 
to find and interview them?

Finger pointing and the blame games won’t answer these questions
Public hearings mightRead the rest

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Why Election Reports Need to Be Saved Longer Than Five Years

By at October 21, 2013 | 12:05 pm | 0 Comment

Why Election Reports Need to Be Saved Longer Than Five Years

Many of today’s big news stories have roots going back decades. Why then does the state destroy campaign finance records after only five years?

Two recent major national news stories coming out of Pennsylvania — the Sandusky / PSU /… Read the rest

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A letter from Sue Paterno to all Penn State Lettermen

By at February 9, 2013 | 4:35 pm | 0 Comment

A letter from Sue Paterno to all Penn State Lettermen

February 8, 2013

Dear Josh,

For the past fourteen months I have refrained from commenting publicly about the Jerry Sandusky scandal and the related actions by the Board of Trustees, Louis Freeh, the President of Penn State and the NCAA.… Read the rest

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University Governance Doesn’t Represent the People

By at November 19, 2012 | 7:00 am | 0 Comment

University Governance Doesn’t Represent the People

About 800,000 Pennsylvanians are members of labor unions, and the state has a long history of union rights and activism, neither of the two largest university systems has a labor representative on its governing board.

The only labor representative on… Read the rest

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Auditor General Jack Wagner Calls On General Assembly, Gov. Corbett to Take Lead in Reforming Governance At Penn State

By at November 15, 2012 | 7:01 am | 0 Comment

Auditor General Jack Wagner Calls On General Assembly, Gov. Corbett to Take Lead in Reforming Governance At Penn State

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 14, 2012 – Auditor General Jack Wagner today called on the General Assembly and Gov. Corbett to take charge of reforming Penn State University in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sexual-abuse scandal, saying that the… Read the rest

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Baffled, Befuddled, and Bamboozled: Penn State Trustees and NCAA are Sinking

By at August 9, 2012 | 7:41 pm | 0 Comment

Baffled, Befuddled, and Bamboozled: Penn State Trustees and NCAA are Sinking

When we last left the baffled and befuddled Penn State trustees, they were trying to figure out what happened in the Great NCAA Sanctimonious Sanction.

What happened is that the NCAA bamboozled university president Dr. Rodney Erickson. The NCAA—having spent… Read the rest

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Capital Punishment for Penn State

By at July 17, 2012 | 9:31 am | 0 Comment

Capital Punishment for Penn State

Starting with our Puritan origins, American society has always placed great emphasis on assessing blame. Punishment is often arbitrary, judgment delivered as much by public opinion as by jury. We believe unacceptable acts are the isolated works of individuals, the… Read the rest

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Don’t Kill the Army Because the General Was Infected

By at July 17, 2012 | 9:30 am | 0 Comment

Don’t Kill the Army Because the General Was Infected

Joe Paterno guided his football teams to some pretty impressive performances. Football, we all know, is a seasonal preoccupation  – except in upper New England where winter isn’t just a word surrounding Christmas, and where basketball is the main focus,… Read the rest

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PSU, Jerry Sandusky, and a Familiar Darkness

By at July 13, 2012 | 8:18 pm | 0 Comment

PSU, Jerry Sandusky, and a Familiar Darkness

Rock the Capital ran this column back on November 15, 2011.  I wrote it, after 50 years of silence. And then I put a pen-name on it. I have been unhappy with myself about that. My decision to tell theRead the rest

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Sanctimonious Hypocrisy: The Governor and the Penn State Board of Trustees

By at January 26, 2012 | 7:00 am | 23 Comments

Sanctimonious Hypocrisy: The Governor and the Penn State Board of Trustees

Gov. Tom Corbett (R-Pa.) praised Joe Paterno and ordered flags on all state buildings to fly at half-staff for four days.

That would be the same Tom Corbett who had said he was “personally disappointed” in Joe Paterno for not… Read the rest

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