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michiruwater
07-27-2012, 02:43 AM
That's what I would have done. If I saw something with my own eyes and the law enforcement did nothing about it, and it was about a celebrity whom I was fairly certain they were protecting (a logical conclusion in this case, I think), I would have gone to the papers. Anything to get this to stop in some way.

Twizzler
07-27-2012, 03:41 AM
One problem with that, Heckles, Sanducksy WAS NOT an employee of Penn StTe football in 2002 when the shower scene happened. Sanducksy was granted access BY the Athelic director and the President of the university NOT by Joe Paterno. When the shower scene happened it was reported to Paterno by McCleary, if Joe Paterno or anyone else reported it to the authorities, the cops would have asked if they witnessed the crime, otherwise it might be considered hearsay evidence.

Carol

No, he was not an employee at that time. He was, however, told by university officials not to bring kids to the facility anymore. That was the extent of how PSU handled it. I believe the school officials had the audacity to refer to the abused children as Sandusky's "friends".

It was common knowledge, according to reports, that everyone from Paterno to the university president knew that he continued to bring kids to "work out". How can those people not be held accountable in some way when they continued to allow him to utilize campus facilities with children??

I look at it this way: Suppose I leave home for the weekend. My kids decide to throw a party and one of their underage friends gets drunk with alcohol from my liquor cabinet, drives, gets into a car accident and kills some one. Guess who is held liable?? ME. My house, my liquor, my responsibility to make sure my kids and their friends can't access it.

All of the people at Penn State who knew and did nothing need to be held accountable for their NONaction.

By the way, it's "Sandusky" and "McQuery"

heckles
07-27-2012, 05:11 AM
He was, however, told by university officials not to bring kids to the facility anymore. That was the extent of how PSU handled it. I believe the school officials had the audacity to refer to the abused children as Sandusky's "friends". "

Great, so essentially Sandusky was told he could keep raping kids, but somewhere else.

taf2002
07-27-2012, 05:23 AM
Great, so essentially Sandusky was told he could keep raping kids, but somewhere else.

Yes.

Twizzler
07-27-2012, 02:03 PM
Great, so essentially Sandusky was told he could keep raping kids, but somewhere else.

Exactly. As long as it wasn't on their campus, they didn't care. :mad:

MacMadame
07-27-2012, 04:44 PM
Exactly. As long as it wasn't on their campus, they didn't care. :mad:

Which is why I think they wouldn't have done much to a prof in the Economics dept. who was doing something similar. While football may be king there, it seems like they have a culture of looking the other way and I doubt it stops once you leave the football departments.

heckles
07-27-2012, 05:02 PM
Which is why I think they wouldn't have done much to a prof in the Economics dept. who was doing something similar.

Every college has notoriously pervy profs. Tenure keeps them around.

MacMadame
07-28-2012, 06:18 PM
McQuery for one should go to jail & he probably would have if he had not made a deal for his testimony.

Yeah, I'm not happy more didn't happen to him. (Er, more bad stuff that is.)

agalisgv
07-29-2012, 11:39 PM
Which is why I think they wouldn't have done much to a prof in the Economics dept. who was doing something similar. Barbk's example was of a specific tenured econ prof who was terminated based on his behavior.

I've seen it happen to other tenured profs too. But IMO it's been hit or miss. It's taken much more seriously now than it was before, so it's more common for even senior profs to face serious consequences for such behavior.

MacMadame
07-30-2012, 04:45 AM
Barbk's example was of a specific tenured econ prof who was terminated based on his behavior.

I think you quoted the wrong person since I was specifically talking about how I would expect Penn State to handle the situation and someone else brought tenure into it, not me.

GarrAarghHrumph
08-14-2012, 02:59 PM
Penn State's regional accreditation was just put on "warning" status, due to the Sandusky scandal. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education, which accredits the university, says that Penn State will remain accredited while on warning, but must submit a report addressing their concerns within a month. http://news.yahoo.com/penn-state-receives-accreditation-warning-062847334--spt.html

galaxygirl
08-14-2012, 09:23 PM
Penn State's regional accreditation was just put on "warning" status, due to the Sandusky scandal. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education, which accredits the university, says that Penn State will remain accredited while on warning, but must submit a report addressing their concerns within a month. http://news.yahoo.com/penn-state-receives-accreditation-warning-062847334--spt.html

Ouch. I doubt they'll lose accreditation but if they do, it'll hurt them worse than any of the NCAA sanctions.

GarrAarghHrumph
08-14-2012, 09:27 PM
Ouch. I doubt they'll lose accreditation but if they do, it'll hurt them worse than any of the NCAA sanctions.

I also don't think they'll lose it, but if they did, it'd be major. Massive.

Twizzler
08-14-2012, 09:29 PM
Ouch. I doubt they'll lose accreditation but if they do, it'll hurt them worse than any of the NCAA sanctions.

Could you explain what being accredited means?

galaxygirl
08-14-2012, 09:40 PM
Could you explain what being accredited means?

Regional accreditation basically means that you are recognized as a legitimate educational institution. Losing it is HUGE. It would basically ruin them. Most grad schools, for example, require an undergrad degree from a regionally accredited college or university. There is also national accreditation but it's nearly as prestigious. Often a college gets it when they can't get regional accreditation.

Eta: if they do lose accreditation, they will be able to reapply for it but I'm not sure how long they'd have to wait.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regional_accreditation