Penn State’s president and their legendary football coach were removed from office yesterday by the Board of Regents. We mentioned the scandal as the first words of it hit the national media. Now we know more, and I think Jeffry Toobin of CNN gets it just right: See the video here.
If the clip gets on youtube later, we’ll post it. If you find it there, please let us know.
I’m embarrassed to say that in the first post I was thinking in terms of students and faculty harrassed at universities. The child sexual abuse is just horrible, and I hope I don’t detract from that again by noting the following: Denials and cover-ups happen a lot in universities and the practices might be quite different if universities regularly fired at least those who practice indecent assault and extreme retaliation, and those who cover it up. For an incident, do look at the last link in the earlier FP post linked to above.