Not only are the president and Board of Trustees holding back recovery but sending a bad message.
The president and trustees are trying their best. To demand resignation while barely paying lip service to the men Jerry Sandusky abused is despicable.
Nitpicking the Freeh report, railing about innocent until proven guilty — all of these sentiments reveal serious ethical deficits.
Our legal system is lacking in the area of child abuse. Powerful forces fight to keep a woeful time frame on statute of limitations.
To state innocence until proven guilty is not the point.
You can be declared not guilty and still not be innocent. There is a moral guilt. Graham Spanier, Joe Paterno, Tim Curley and Gary Schultz had enough information and did not take action to stop a predator and protect children.
To Paterno’s credit, he said he wished he had done more.
Keeping Schultz’s name on a day care center is reprehensible. Removal of a name should not be dependent on what happens in court.
Paterno’s name on the library is a different matter, not day care. The statue needed to come down. Stop the adulation of Paterno.
The great institution of Penn State was not created by Spanier or Paterno.
Many contributed and it was never all about football and the Paterno myth. Believe in yourselves and you do not need heroes.
Class of 1967