Tuesday, February 26, 2013 was a bright, cold, sunny day as I prepared to depart State College, Pennsylvania, the home of Penn State football, after participating the evening before in a really interesting and wide-ranging panel discussion; an exploration of the problems this University is facing, and continues to face, before 200 people. View Full Post
With the release of the Freeh Report, everything many worried might be true about the Penn State/Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal—and worse—is coming to light. The investigation by former FBI Director Louis Freeh, released on Thursday, July 12th, revealed that former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno and other high-ranking university officials covered up the abuse, doing almost nothing to prevent future incidents. View Full Post
The trial against Jerry Sandusky felt like it was over before it began.  The court of public opinion can be forgiving in the right situation, but a special place is reserved for those that commit acts of violence against children.  As the case against Sandusky unfolded, the shock and anger initially felt by many gave way to an inescapable sense of sadness.   View Full Post
If the Penn State Scandal Happened In California, Would You Have A Duty To Report? By Meredith Karasch We have all heard about the scandal at Penn State that brought down college football royalty.  We cringe at what happened (or didn’t happen).  We agree there was a moral obligation to report child abuse.  However, moral obligation aside, all public and private entities need to know that, if this situation occurred in California, anyone who failed to report suspected child abuse may not only be out of a job.  View Full Post
Unless you have avoided picking up a newspaper, turning on the television or conversing with friends, family or co-workers recently, you probably have heard about the scandal surrounding Penn State University and the sexual abuse allegations against former defensive coordinator, Jerry Sandusky. View Full Post