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« Reply #780 on: January 18, 2012, 12:01:46 PM »

http://www.goerie.com/article/20120118/NEWS06/301189946/PSU-to-post-fees-for-crisis-related-hirings-online
PSU to post fees for crisis-related hirings online
Posted January 17, 2012, Updated January 18, 2012

STATE COLLEGE -- Pennsylvania State University plans to post online the compensation for a prominent attorney serving as a legal adviser to the university's president, along with fees for others hired to help with crisis management at the school.

Lanny Davis, former special counsel to President Bill Clinton, was hired in December to advise university President Rodney Erickson. Davis now heads a law and crisis management firm.

"Compensation paid to all such attorneys, consultants and firms will be regularly posted on the Internet in the near future and will be regularly updated," university spokeswoman Lisa Powers said Tuesday in an e-mail. She noted that Erickson had said during a series of town-hall meetings with alumni last week that money coming from donations, taxpayers or tuition would not be used to pay for such compensation.

Legal or other expenses related to crisis management will be paid either through the university insurance policy, or from more than $16 million in funds not connected to donor, taxpayer or tuition dollars, the school said.
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The school is also searching for a general counsel after Cynthia Baldwin announced Monday she planned to leave, two years after establishing the office for the university. The former state Supreme Court justice and university trustee took the job in January 2010 in a transitional role to get the office running.

Baldwin said in a statement this week it was time for the transition. She will stay on as she also helps in the search for her permanent replacement, which the school said could take months.
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« Reply #781 on: January 18, 2012, 06:24:39 PM »

http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/colleges/amid-criticism-psu-trustees-set-to-meet-for-1st-time-since-firing-paterno/2012/01/18/gIQAUnW18P_story.html
Amid criticism, PSU trustees set to meet for 1st time since firing Paterno
January 18, 2012

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The embattled 32-member board meets Friday, its first gathering since November and the frantic first week after child sex abuse charges were filed against Sandusky, Penn State’s retired defensive coordinator.

Paterno was dismissed Nov. 9, the same day school President Graham Spanier also departed under pressure. The trustees met two days later, pledging to search for the truth.

Now some alumni and former players are wondering whether the trustees have been up front with them, and are questioning why Paterno was ousted without what they say was needed — a full airing of the facts.
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« Reply #782 on: January 18, 2012, 10:01:13 PM »

http://www.statecollege.com/news/local-news/psu-activist-alumni-lubrano-harris-plan-gathering-for-friday-afternoon-984722/
PSU Activist Alumni Lubrano, Harris Plan Gathering for Friday Afternoon
By Adam Smeltz
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January 18, 2012

Activist Penn State alumni Anthony Lubrano and Franco Harris will hold an open gathering and question-and-answer session Friday afternoon in State College, Lubrano said Wednesday.

The event will follow the university Board of Trustees meeting that's slated for 10:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Nittany Lion Inn, said Lubrano, a 1982 graduate. He has emerged among the most vocal critics of the board and its responses to the child-sexual-abuse and cover-up allegations.
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A presumed candidate the the university board, Lubrano has called on sitting board members to explain more clearly why Paterno was dismissed and to apologize for their treatment of him.

Such an apology is "required in order for this community to heal," Lubrano said Wednesday.
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As for the Friday event, Lubrano said, he expects it will include a large student gathering. Students should have an opportunity to talk there, too, he said.
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« Reply #783 on: January 18, 2012, 10:05:14 PM »

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/19/sports/football/penn-state-trustees-recall-decision-to-fire-paterno.html
Members of Penn State’s Trustees Recall Painful Decision to Fire Paterno
By PETE THAMEL and MARK VIERA
January 18, 2012

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« Reply #784 on: January 19, 2012, 10:15:55 AM »

http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2012/01/pa_sen_jake_corman_chokes_up_a.html
Pa. Sen. Jake Corman chokes up as he honors Joe Paterno on Senate floor
By JAN MURPHY, The Patriot-News
January 17, 2012

High-ranking Centre County Republican state Sen. Jake Corman choked up with emotion as he hailed the contributions that former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno made to the university and the State College area.

Corman, the appropriations committee chairman and Penn State alumnus, spoke for nearly a half-hour at the end of Tuesday’s Senate session, about the 85-year-old Paterno, whose storied coaching career ended abruptly on Nov. 9.
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Asked afterward about why he made the remarks, Corman said Paterno "was sort of discarded with no due process.  ... But he's been an important part of my community for the better part of 60 years and I thought it was important to tell that side of the story as well."
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« Reply #785 on: January 19, 2012, 10:17:23 AM »

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/football/ncaa/01/19/penn.state.trustees.ap/index.html
Report: Penn State fired Joe Paterno over lack of action
January 19, 2012

NEW YORK (AP) -- Penn State's trustees agonized over the future of legendary football coach Joe Paterno but ultimately decided to fire the Hall of Famer in part over what they said was his failure to go to authorities with a report of alleged sexual assault of a child by an assistant coach nearly a decade ago, according to a report published Thursday in The New York Times.

Some of the 13 trustees interviewed by the Times said they were also troubled by Paterno greeting fans and supporters on his front lawn - and leading them in school cheers - just after the release of a scathing grand jury report detailing child sex abuse allegations against retired assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.

The trustees said they were also concerned about Paterno's ability to lead the team during the scandal that also resulted in the ouster of university President Graham Spanier, but most jarring was the feeling the coach had failed to do enough after learning of a 2002 incident involving Sandusky and a boy in an on-campus shower.
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« Reply #786 on: January 19, 2012, 10:56:32 AM »

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/regional/s_777304.html
Gov. Corbett's focus on state rep., not Sandusky, bothers Dem
By Brad Bumsted, TRIBUNE-REVIEW
January 19, 2012

HARRISBURG — On trial accused of fueling his campaigns with taxpayers' dollars, Rep. Bill DeWeese lashed out at Gov. Tom Corbett on Wednesday, saying he assigned 14 people to investigate DeWeese while attorney general and devoted only one investigator to claims that former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky sexually abused kids.

"One: That is not true," Corbett's spokesman Kevin Harley said. "Two: Is (DeWeese) complaining or bragging?"
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DeWeese, 61, a Waynesburg Democrat and former House speaker, said that Corbett, from March 2009 through October 2010, "had 14 prosecutors and agents tearing my life and Sharon Rodavich's life apart. He had one investigator on Jerry Sandusky."
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DeWeese accused Corbett of using the law enforcement office to investigate him for "petty" matters while failing to assign enough people to investigate claims that Sandusky, the Nittany Lions' former defensive coordinator, molested young boys. DeWeese has made the same pitch from the House floor and in news interviews.

The Penn State scandal has nothing to do with DeWeese's case, but he evidently believes that linking the two could help him in the courtroom, said Gerow, a media strategist.

Corbett's investigation of Sandusky led to criminal charges in 2011 under his successor, Attorney General Linda Kelly. Prosecutors accuse two Penn State administrators of failing to report a 2002 incident and of lying about it. Kelly yesterday said she had no comment.
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« Reply #787 on: January 19, 2012, 10:59:11 AM »

http://www.centredaily.com/2012/01/19/3057810/sanduskys-march-pre-trial-conference.html
Sandusky’s March pre-trial conference canceled
January 19, 2012



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« Reply #788 on: January 19, 2012, 11:03:19 AM »

http://twitter.com/#!/patriotnews

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« Reply #789 on: January 19, 2012, 05:48:38 PM »

http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2012/01/sanduskys_next_court_date_no_l.html
Jerry Sandusky's next court date is no longer March 22; attorney files 21-page motion for evidence
By Sara Ganim
January 19, 2012

Jerry Sandusky's attorney, Joe Amendola, filed a 21-page request for the names, ages, and addresses of every victim and witness, along with the exact dates and locations for every crime alleged against his 68-year-old client.
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In addition, the judge presiding over the case has canceled the March 22 pre-trial conference, which was supposed to be Sandusky's next court date. No new date was scheduled. The March 22 date had been set based on standard practice, but the judge ruled he would set a special date for Sandusky.
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« Reply #790 on: January 19, 2012, 06:04:38 PM »

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/s_777455.html?_s_icmp=NetworkHeadlines
Penn State trustees blindsided by Sandusky presentment
By Debra Erdley, PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW
January 19, 2012

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« Reply #791 on: January 20, 2012, 11:38:45 AM »

http://edition.cnn.com/2012/01/20/us/pennsylvania-board-meeting/index.html?hpt=hp_t3
Critics to attend Penn State board meeting
January 20, 2012

CNN) -- Members of a Penn State alumni group who opposed how longtime football coach Joe Paterno was fired will question the university's Board of Trustees when it meets Friday.

The meeting is the first by the board since Paterno's controversial firing in November.
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An alumni group, called Penn Staters for Responsible Stewardship, says the board fired Paterno unjustly and without due process.

"We are Penn State alumni and friends who are outraged at the manner in which Penn State's Board of Trustees fired Head Coach Joe Paterno," the group said on its website. "Our goal is therefore to replace all incumbent alumni trustees."

Members of the board recently talked about the firing during an interview with newspaper The Patriot-News.

Board members said they did not do anything wrong and they do not need to apologize.
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« Reply #792 on: January 20, 2012, 10:02:09 PM »

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204301404577173091498484830.html?mod=googlenews_wsj
Penn State's Chairman Quits in Scandal Fallout
By KRIS MAHER
January 20, 2012

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« Reply #793 on: January 20, 2012, 10:04:40 PM »

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-rt-us-crime-pennstate-trusteestre80k000-20120120,0,6356888.story
Two top Penn State board members step aside
By Dave Warner/ Reuters
January 20, 2012

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - The two top officers of Penn State's Board of Trustees, enmeshed in the school's child sex abuse scandal, announced on Friday they would not seek re-election to their leadership posts.

Chairman Steve Garban and Vice Chairman John Surma, instrumental in the firing of the school's legendary football coach Joe Paterno, will be replaced by two incumbent board members.
At a board meeting in State College, trustees elected Karen Peetz as chairman and Keith Masser as vice chairman, selecting them to lead efforts to move the university past the damaging scandal.
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New board chair Peetz is vice chairman of the Bank of New York Mellon. Masser runs a family farm in Pennsylvania.
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« Reply #794 on: January 20, 2012, 10:06:25 PM »

http://deadspin.com/5878021/franco-harris-wants-joe-paterno-reinstated-for-four-games-next-season-because-franco-harris-has-lost-his-mind
Franco Harris Wants Joe Paterno Reinstated For Four Games Next Season, Because Franco Harris Has Lost His Mind
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January 20, 2012

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« Reply #795 on: January 20, 2012, 10:07:31 PM »

http://deadspin.com/5877714/before-its-made-public-louis-freehs-independent-investigation-of-penn-state-will-be-reviewed-by-penn-state
Before It’s Made Public, Louis Freeh’s Independent Investigation Of Penn State Will Be Reviewed By Penn State
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« Reply #796 on: January 20, 2012, 11:49:55 PM »

http://deadspin.com/5877714/before-its-made-public-louis-freehs-independent-investigation-of-penn-state-will-be-reviewed-by-penn-state
Before It’s Made Public, Louis Freeh’s Independent Investigation Of Penn State Will Be Reviewed By Penn State
By Dom Cosentino
January 19, 2012

hmmm...not sure how I feel about this.  As long as reading it is all they can do, fine.  But, if they try to influence the final product at all that would be unacceptable.
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« Reply #797 on: January 21, 2012, 11:31:04 AM »

http://deadspin.com/5877714/before-its-made-public-louis-freehs-independent-investigation-of-penn-state-will-be-reviewed-by-penn-state
Before It’s Made Public, Louis Freeh’s Independent Investigation Of Penn State Will Be Reviewed By Penn State
By Dom Cosentino
January 19, 2012

hmmm...not sure how I feel about this.  As long as reading it is all they can do, fine.  But, if they try to influence the final product at all that would be unacceptable.

Kittymom, I already find this unacceptable.  How can Louis Freeh conduct an "independent investigation" of Penn State, to be "reviewed by Penn State"  when Penn State is paying Louis Freeh and he releases the report to Penn State, which means to me he answers to  them.  "Independent investigation" is the wrong term here, imo.  An "independent investigation" imo would be one done by a third party, and with having nothing whatsoever to do with Penn State.  And either way, I wonder how much anyone is going to want to reveal to Louis Freeh? 
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« Reply #798 on: January 21, 2012, 11:33:01 AM »

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Heck yeah!  Penn State and other schools of higher learning have been able to hide behind an exception made for them to have transparency under the guise of keeping donors names anonymous to the public.  Penn State accepts tax monies and should be accountable.  Why do the campus police have that same status?  We aren't able to see if a police report was filed or anything.    What would that have to do with donors?  Let's get some transparency in this, or else it's just a continuing cover up. 

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/homepage/137803708.html
Penn State trustees adopt anti-abuse measures
By Susan Snyder and Jake Kaplan
January 21, 2012

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - At its first public meeting since November, when the child sex-abuse scandal broke, Pennsylvania State University's board of trustees adopted sweeping changes Friday to improve safety on campus and voted in yet another leadership change, this time appointing a new chair and vice chair of the board.

Throughout the meeting and at a news conference afterward, board members pledged to look at and investigate everything, including whether the board should agree to allow itself to be open to further scrutiny under the Right to Know Act.

The five-point plan unanimously approved by the board, including Gov. Corbett, who remained for the entire daylong meeting, was recommended by a committee appointed by the trustees to investigate the scandal.
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The university also pledged to hire a chief compliance and ethics officer.
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« Reply #799 on: January 21, 2012, 11:47:24 AM »

It's not enough, imo.  Let's get some transparency!!  Why do I have the feeling the BOT is ponying up more money, which we know PSU has to spare Sandusky's accusers "lenghty litigation", when what I really thing the  BOT is more cya.  They don't want lengthy litigation continuing because it makes PSU just look worse and worse.  They want to move on and get back to business as usual.  While it's nice the
victims may be able to avoid "lengthy litigation", I feel BOT is doing this mostly for the appearance's sake. If they want to really do something, how about changing the rules to allow for more transparency too!!

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/mc-penn-state-trustees-meeting-20120120,0,4725573.story
Board of trustees extends olive branch
PSU to pay medical bills of Sandusky's accusers, spare them lengthy litigation.

By Andrew McGill, Of The Morning Call
January 21, 2012
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Amid alumni discontent and picketing outside their hotel, the 32-member board Friday promised new measures to address what ails Pennsylvania's largest university after the shocking charges that it may have harbored a child predator.

Penn State will pay for Sandusky's accuser's medical costs, they said, footing the bill for counseling and other abuse-related expenses. Trustees said the bills will be paid out of a special account. No taxpayer or tuition funds will be used. They also pledged to do their best to avoid lengthy litigation, sparing the accusers a drawn-out ordeal in court.

And in a hotel ballroom crowded with alumni and administrators, they released several recommendations for areas an ongoing internal investigation already found lacking: more background checks, the hiring of a universitywide compliance officer and the immediate confiscation of facility keys from employees upon their exit.

"The board did not want to wait for the work to be completed before making necessary changes," said Ken Frazier, trustee and investigating committee chairman.

He cautioned that the investigation may not be completed until the fall.

"We understand the answers cannot come quickly enough for all concerned," he said. "But we will not sacrifice thoroughness and completeness for expediency."
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In a speech Friday morning, Penn State President Rodney Erickson called the past few months "an extraordinarily challenging time" for Penn State. He mentioned again the pledges he made to the university, including a thorough investigation and transparency throughout.
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Gov. Tom Corbett, an ex officio trustee who has dispensed with the custom of sending a subordinate in his stead, had plenty of praise for Penn State students during the meeting, saying they helped "calm" the campus after Paterno's firing.

But he later turned combative, refusing to vote on campus building projects because he didn't know which ones were funded with state money. And in a press conference afterward, he said Penn State has to figure out "whether they're going to be a public entity or a private entity" in regard to open-records laws.

"There is an aspect to this that they're a land grant college," he said. "I think it is something that is incumbent on the board that a decision has to be made."

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