Former Penn State President Graham Spanier filed a federal lawsuit on Monday seeking to end the state’s prosecution of him on charges he tried to cover up child abuse by onetime assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.
Salaries of presidents of U.S. public universities rose almost 5 percent in the last fiscal year, even as tuition rose and student debt soared, with the median pay package topping $400,000, according to a report released on Sunday.
FORWARD EDITORIAL: As questions mount about its probe into sexual abuse, Yeshiva University must do much more to come clean about the past and protect its future.
Experts say 2012 was a year of unparalleled justice for child sex abuse victims, but whether the string of high-profile convictions will translate into a turning point for juvenile safety remains to be seen.
Former Penn State University President Graham Spanier, who was accused of covering up the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal and fired a year ago, will be paid more than $2.4 million in severance and compensation, the university said on Thursday.
Former Penn State University President Graham Spanier was freed on bail on Wednesday after his arraignment on charges he covered up the Jerry Sandusky child sex scandal in what prosecutors called a “conspiracy of silence.”
Ex-Penn State President Graham Spanier has been charged with trying to cover up child sex abuse by former football coach Jerry Sandusky.
Penn State University officials are removing Neil Diamond’s hit, “Sweet Caroline,” from their in-game rotation at sporting events, according to the New York Daily News. The song includes the popular lyrics, “Hands, touchin’ hands/Reachin’ out/touchin’ me/touchin’ you,” which could be viewed as inappropriate in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal. Sandusky was an assistant football coach under Joe Paterno at Penn State for 31 seasons. Last June, Sandusky was convicted on 45 counts and will most likely receive a life sentence in prison.
We think that moral tests like the Biblical akeda don’t apply to us. Then we read about Penn State football coach Joe Paterno’s link to a abuse scandal, writes Samuel G. Freedman.
Joe Paterno?s firing amid a child abuse scandal unfolded on the national stage. One Penn State senior admires the coach, but worries that avodah zarah, idolatry, can be a dangerous thing.