A Good Step

December 1, 2011 at 11:38 am 3 comments

Penn State has been moving quickly to try to make sure that some good comes out of the Sandusky scandal that erupted less than four weeks ago. This morning, the University announced that it’s donating some of its share of the Big Ten bowl proceeds to PCAR—the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape—and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.

Penn State has committed $1.5 million to form a partnership with the two organizations on a number of initiatives over the next three years. You can read more about it here.

Incidentally, PCAR’s VP for communications is a Penn Stater: Kristen Houser ’93. We’ve got a short piece by her slated to run in our January-February issue; that issue will be almost entirely devoted to coverage of the scandal and related topics.

Tina Hay, editor

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  • 1. Beth  |  December 1, 2011 at 11:48 am

    Tina: I hope you plan to include some of the commentary from Soc 119 and Lori’s Shontz’s pieces in the Jan / Feb issue. Sam Richards and Laurie Mulvey have some interesting ways of helping us all with digesting all that has happened. I look forward to Lori’s commentary on Sam Richards’ classes.

  • 2. Tina Hay  |  December 1, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    Beth, we do indeed plan to have something about SOC 119 in our next issue. Lori has done such a good job of covering it, that it would be a shame not to put it in the print magazine!

  • 3. Cindy Shingler  |  December 1, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Until Joe’s good name and reputation is reinstated by this sitting Board of Trustees, I cannot support my university. They are meeting tomorrow morning at 8:00 a.m. at the Nittany Lion Inn to “ratify” the actions taken 23 days ago, on November 9, 2011, to FIRE Joe Paterno. This was an action that was totally unacceptable to many alums, me included. I will not give up the fight until they rescind this horrific action!

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