The Daily Collegian and other news outlets seem to think the move to vote out the incumbent Board of Trustees members is all about restoring the Joe Paterno legacy. Most people recognize that his
legacy, the reputation of Penn State and 12 years of hard won victories by the nation’s best student athletes can never be repaired after the damage done by the trustees. It is ironic that they continue to put so much faith in the Freeh report yet have failed to address one of the reports major findings: the failures of the board that allowed the
victimizations in the first place.
While we continue to see high praise in the media and at the board meetings of the great work being done under tough circumstances, no one on the board has been held accountable for its failures. With closed meetings and unanimous votes, we have no record to judge individual performance. Without change, we will continue to get failed leadership.
As an example, the board has said one thing they are working on is tuition cost — but yesterday, the Collegian reported Penn State as having the highest tuition in the nation among four-year publicuniversities.
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