Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) - College Park
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February 2002: "Penn State provides a level of excellence in teaching, research, and public service across disciplines whose range is unmatched in American higher education. Our University enrolls more than 80,000 students at twenty-four locations throughout the state. Our outreach programs serve millions of people worldwide, and we administer nearly $400 million annually on a vast array of research that measurably improves the quality of your life." http://www.psu.edu/ur/about/Profile/
November 2011: 'The department is investigating whether Mr. Paterno and other Penn State officials violated the reporting and disclosure requirements of one of the laws, known as the Clery Act. Separately, the scandal puts Penn State on the radar of the department’s Civil Rights division, which this April issued a tough letter to all 6,000 colleges and universities that accept federal money, spelling out how they must handle cases of sexual violence under Title IX of the Civil Rights Act to prevent the creation of “a hostile environment” for accusers that would violate equality of access to education.'http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/12/us/on-college-campuses-athletes-often-get-off-easy.html
November 2011: "Penn State's board of trustees did what it had to do Wednesday night, firing legendary football coach Joe Paterno for his role in the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal. The board also canned university president Graham Spanier, but that won't make many headlines. That's fitting, because Paterno was bigger than the university president -- which is precisely why the non-Penn State public was so enraged by the fact that Paterno and others high on the Penn State organizational chart did not call the police or follow up when then-graduate assistant Mike McQueary told Paterno in 2002 that he saw Sandusky molest a boy (estimated age: 10) in the shower at Penn State's football offices."http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/andy_staples/11/10/joe.paterno.fired.penn.state/index.html
Role Name Type Last Updated Owner of (partial or full, past or present) Dickinson School of Law (DSL) Organization May 4, 2010 Owner of (partial or full, past or present) Pennsylvania Center for the First Amendment Organization Aug 24, 2006 Owned by (partial or full, past or present) Pennsylvania State University (System) Organization Oct 5, 2006 Student/Trainee (past or present) Prof. Jenifer L. Bratter Ph.D. Person Apr 3, 2008 Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Michael Bérubé Person Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Prof. Michael Bérubé Person May 5, 2004 Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Prof. Clay Calvert Esq., Ph.D. Person Aug 24, 2006 Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Gene Foreman Person Oct 14, 2005 Advised by (past or present) Louis Freeh Person Jul 15, 2012 Student/Trainee (past or present) Rep. John "Joe" Heck D.O., MS Person May 21, 2011 Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Prof. Marie Elizabeth Hojnacki Ph.D. Person Nov 22, 2007 Student/Trainee (past or present) Mara Keisling Person Aug 24, 2007 Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Prof. Paul Krueger Person Aug 18, 2004 Student/Trainee (past or present) Steven Levy M.A. Person Aug 13, 2007 Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Prof. John E. Lopatka Esq. Person May 4, 2010 Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Prof. Michael E. Mann Ph.D. Person May 9, 2010 Student/Trainee (past or present) Lawrence Mishel Ph.D. Person May 23, 2006 Student/Trainee (past or present) Dave Morgan Esq. Person Apr 18, 2007 Student/Trainee (past or present) Rod Nordland Person Jun 13, 2011 Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Sean O'Keefe Person Feb 8, 2006 Organization Executive (past or present) Joe Paterno Person Nov 11, 2011 Student/Trainee (past or present) Elizabeth Razzi Person Dec 3, 2006 Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Prof. Samuel M. Richards Ph.D. Person Nov 12, 2007 Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Prof. Victor Romero Esq. Person Nov 7, 2006 Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Jerry Sandusky Person Jul 15, 2012 Student/Trainee (past or present) Sen. Rick Santorum Esq., MBA Person Feb 2, 2006 Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Pres. Graham B. Spanier Person Student/Trainee (past or present) Barbara Tombs Person May 2, 2007 Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Prof. Linda K. Trevino Person Student/Trainee (past or present) Richard Louis Trumka Esq. Person Sep 7, 2009 Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Prof. Charles Yesalis Person Jun 9, 2005
Articles and Resources
Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Nov 11, 2011 On Campus, a Law Enforcement System to Itself
QUOTE: On most of these campuses, law enforcement is the responsibility of sworn police officers who report to university authorities, not to the public. With full-fledged arrest powers, such campus police forces have enormous discretion in deciding whether to refer cases directly to district attorneys or to leave them to the quiet handling of in-house disciplinary proceedings....But many serious offenses reach neither campus police officers nor their off-campus counterparts because they are directly funneled to administrators.
New York Times Nov 10, 2011 Penn State finally puts university ahead of football by firing Paterno
QUOTE: If the charges against Sandusky are true, Paterno, McQueary, Spanier, former athletic director Tim Curley and former vice president Gary Schultz enabled a monster because not a single one of them thought to dial 9-1-1. That is inexcusable, and it speaks to a need to change the power structure and the culture at Penn State.
Sports Illustrated (SI) May 08, 2007 To raise an alarm, use cellphones?: Colleges weigh text messaging as a tool to warn students of danger, in the wake of the Virginia Tech shootings.
QUOTE: [Colleges] scramble to fine-tune their incident-response systems in part by tapping into the instant-message culture of today's college generation. But in that quest, experts say, colleges face privacy and liability concerns, as well as the basic question of whether subtle "social alarms" such as texting are really better at warning of a possible emergency than are the cold-war-era siren and the under-the-desk-drill.
Christian Science Monitor Feb 10, 2007 Critics Question Education Department’s Screening
QUOTE: Katherine McLane, a department spokeswoman, said the scrutiny was warranted because her agency had access to databases with financial data and other information, including names and social security numbers of students or of applicants to colleges or other programs. “We want to make sure that the people who handle and have access to this information are responsible, reliable and trustworthy,” Ms. McLane said.
New York Times Jul 30, 2006 Guidance Counselor: Parents' Rights (and Wrongs)
QUOTE: Colleges fear that parental interference prevents students from developing into independent and resilient adults.
New York Times Aug 26, 2004 Varsity Athletes Get Class Credit: Some Colleges Give Grades for Playing
QUOTE: ...nearly three dozen universities award academic credit for participation on intercollegiate sports teams....The play-for-grades classes illustrate the challenge of reconciling academic missions with big-time athletics at universities.
Washington Post May 02, 2004 How to End Grade Inflation
QUOTE: Incorporating 'degree of difficulty' into students' G.P.A.'s would turn campuses upside down; it would eliminate faculty capriciousness precisely by factoring it in...it would yield a world in which the average grade was never anything more or less than the middle of the scale.
New York Times Apr 23, 2003 Recording Industry Goes After Students Over Music Sharing
QUOTE: The recording industry is targeting four college students in a copyright infringement lawsuit for operating Napster-like Web sites. Picking four students out of thousands of users to set an example seems inappropriate to one administrator, while others speculate on whether the lawsuit is about illegal sharing or the technology being used.
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