The Penn Stater Daily — Feb. 27, 2014

February 27, 2014 at 12:42 pm 12 comments

Lessons from crises: As president of Bank of New York Mellon and chairman of the Penn State Board of Trustees, Karen Peetz ’77 is familiar with crises. She reflects on both the financial crisis and the Sandusky scandal in a piece from today’s CNNMoney: Postcards blog and shares lessons learned from both ordeals. Among her remarks: “We have to show we understand that the world in which we operate has changed and that we embrace new ways of thinking and operating. In other words, we have to prove ourselves — prove ourselves worthy of trust.”

All the right moves: If you’ve got a couple free minutes, check out this video featuring a TedXPSU project from earlier this week. On Tuesday, the music school’s chamber orchestra set up shop in the HUB, and passersby were invited to conduct the group in a classical performance. Several students jumped right in—and delivered some surprisingly convincing performances.

More than hockey: We told you about ESPN‘s John Buccigross’s visit to Penn State a few weeks ago, when the famed sportscaster took in a men’s hockey game at Pegula. Buccigross talked more about his Penn State experience with the Centre County Gazette for this piece, posted this morning. A few of his favorite things about State College: Cafe 210, Damon’s mozzarella sticks, and the Pegula Ice Arena’s spacious urinals. Yes, you read that right.

Drop the bass: Ever found yourself wondering if Penn State has a student group for all the bass-fishing enthusiasts on campus? Well, here is your answer, courtesy of Onward State.

Mary Murphy, associate editor


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  • 1. William Levinson, B.S. '78  |  March 1, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    Take a look at the comments that have been posted at the Karen Peetz article. Not ONE comment is favorable to her, or her mishandling of her position as a Penn State Trustee.

    ” In other words, we have to prove ourselves — prove ourselves worthy of trust.” Well, Peetz pretty much blew that one when she defamed Coach Paterno in July 2012, and then lied about doing it in her interview with the Nov/Dec 2012 Penn Stater.

  • 2. Vote 22-27-28  |  March 1, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    The PSAA’s own survey found that only 16% of alumni trust the board. This fluff piece on Ms. Peetz will not improve that rating

  • 3. Ellen Brown  |  March 1, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    Prove themselves worthy of trust? They lost that chance in Nov. 2011 and with every bad decision since. It’s too late.

  • 4. Linda Berkland  |  March 1, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    Thanks for posting the link to the self serving article written by Trustee Peetz. I’m glad that everyone will have an opportunity to read her thoughts, as well as the thoughts of so many who felt compelled to leave comments on the article. Clearly Ms. Peetz has fallen short of proving herself trustworthy so I guess it’s back to the drawing board for her. Hopefully she’ll soon resign from PSU’s board SOON and can work on proving herself worthy of trust somewhere else. She’s done enough damage at PSU.

  • 5. Tom McLaughlin  |  March 1, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    Edelman’s working overtime this week. Good thing he’s being paid big money to shovel so much crap.

  • 6. Dennis Sutcliffe  |  March 1, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    The Karen Peetz blurb shows that The Penn Stater and the alumni association continue to be tools of a corrupt administration. That is why I did not renew my membership and why I will not donate to the university.

  • 7. Anonymous  |  March 1, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    In over 150 years, no more damage has been brought to this University than under her watch not only in reputation but at great expense too.

  • 8. psusmc2003  |  March 1, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    Am I reading “The Onion”? Surely, this must be satire. Peetz and her cohorts did everything wrong as the Sandusky scandal erupted and they have spent the past 2-plus years trying to justify their failures. No amount of slick (expensive) PR can dig these people out of the hole they dug for themselves. They will be remembered a hundred years from now as the worst thing that ever happened to Penn State.

  • 9. Friend Of Joe  |  March 1, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    Karen Peetz has failed her fiduciary duty to Penn State University.
    In my opinion, she should be behind bars.

  • 10. Cindy Stanley Kasper  |  March 1, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    No less than 45 negative comments on the article you highlight and more here…spin all the expensive PR you want but the truth is Karen Peetz and her fellow trustees failed Penn State and are a case study on how NOT to handle a crisis. Watch out Karen, new trustees are coming. Your day is done.

  • 11. Anonymous  |  March 1, 2014 at 11:04 pm

    Edelman is getting over $200k a month, right? The good news for them is I’m still seeing right through this PR nonsense. I guess they’ll need up their billing so I can finally be duped in line.

  • 12. Janet Kudravetz  |  March 2, 2014 at 10:43 am

    I’m curious why a fluff piece on Karen Peetz contains a photo of Joe Paterno that his more than twice the size that of Ms. Peetz and flies a caption that is proven false. If Ms. Peetz had any control over this, shame on her. If the Penn State BoT’s crack PR team, Edelman, is responsible for this, shame on them and shame on the board members who allowed it to happen.

    How do they live with themselves?

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