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Theatregirl1122
08-17-2012, 08:27 PM
Girls as young as some of the boys who were raped? 10? How could you slut-shame a 10-year-old?

I don't agree with heckles at all. I think there would be just as much outrage if this had been little girls. It's not like male rape victims don't face similar issues in this country.

However, there was some pretty massive fail (http://jezebel.com/5780022/media-blows-it-with-pathetic-gang-rape-coverage) in the coverage of the gang rape of an 11 year old girl in texas last year.

GarrAarghHrumph
08-18-2012, 01:00 AM
Well, it's certainly a life lesson. Schools lose accreditation all the time and they also close down entire programs. How is any of that fair to the students? That's life.

I can't imagine how enrollment isn't going to be damaged. Why would anyone choose to go to such a school where this is not only allowed to happen, but encouraged to happen. Who would willingly associate their name with such a school?

A lot of students I've spoken to, who might not normally get into Penn State, have been wondering if Penn State's recent troubles might not create opportunity for them. I have been advising them that it may, and that they should apply if they like the school. When other schools have faced significant bad press/major issues in the past, the year afterwards often sees a dip in applicants, so students whose academics might not have normally gotten them in, can sometimes get in. But often, in the years that follow, things normalize re: stats again.

In effect, I've basically been seeing more interest in Penn State this year, for this reason. We'll have to see how it all falls out re: applications and yield.

berthesghost
08-18-2012, 02:29 PM
:huh: So, it's the job of the regional accrediting agencies to possibly force students to attend a different university because the school failed to protect children from a criminal?:lol: force? Hystrionic much. Accredidation agencies rank a schools merits so students can decide to attend or not. If a school promotes an unsafe environment where the administration organizes a long range intentional protection of a person in power to abuse an underling, then the accredidation board should just look the other way and only advise on academics? Wow. So you really want to send your kid to schools where the ptb have carte blanch to do whatever they want, just so they wont have to bother going to one of the thousands of other schools offering similar education? Amazing.

michiruwater
08-18-2012, 03:24 PM
Wow, that's a pretty detailed sentence of things you decided I agreed with just because I thought what you wrote was idiotic. Histrionic indeed.

And if the school loses its accreditation, the degrees the students obtain from it would be pretty much useless. Ergo, force, unless they don't really care if they use their degree they spent 3-5+ years working on.

taf2002
08-18-2012, 05:44 PM
Wow, that's a pretty detailed sentence of things you decided I agreed with just because I thought what you wrote was idiotic. Histrionic indeed.

And if the school loses its accreditation, the degrees the students obtain from it would be pretty much useless. Ergo, force, unless they don't really care if they use their degree they spent 3-5+ years working on.

I thought the use of the word "force" was kind of strange in that context. Regional accredidation agencies do their job based on facts...what students do afterwards is their own decision. If a university loses its accredidation of course students won't go there if they want a degree. But no one forces them to do anything.

skipaway
10-09-2012, 03:45 PM
Sentenced:

No Less than 30, No more than 60 (http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/jerry-sandusky-sentenced-to-30-to-60-years-in-prison/2012/10/09/6d5ed134-1184-11e2-ba83-a7a396e6b2a7_story.html?hpid=z2)

This was part of his statement released to Penn State Radio:


“They could take away my life, they could make me out as a monster, they could treat me as a monster, but they can’t take away my heart. In my heart, I know I did not do these alleged disgusting acts,” Sandusky said in a statement that was given to a Penn State student radio station, ComRadio, and broadcast Monday evening. Sandusky’s lead attorney has reportedly verified the authenticity of the statement to the local media.

Sandusky provided this version of events in the statement: “A young man who was dramatic, a veteran accuser, and always sought attention, started everything. He was joined by a well-orchestrated effort of the media, investigators, the system, Penn State, psychologists, civil attorneys and other accusers. They won.”

agalisgv
10-09-2012, 06:26 PM
What a vile, vile man.

heckles
10-09-2012, 07:04 PM
“They could take away my life, they could make me out as a monster, they could treat me as a monster, but they can’t take away my heart. In my heart, I know I did not do these alleged disgusting acts,” Sandusky said in a statement that was given to a Penn State student radio station, ComRadio, and broadcast Monday evening.

His heart wasn't the body part that got him into this mess.

sk8er1964
10-19-2012, 10:24 PM
University of Michigan has taken action regarding a six month delay in investigating a child porn matter at their university-affiliated hospital.

http://annarbor.com/news/university-of-michigan-launches-new-security-and-police-division-in-response-to-six-month-delay-in-r/

Hopefully what happened at Penn State, as awful as it was, is making other universities take steps to prevent similar happenings.

Twizzler
10-20-2012, 01:04 AM
The person known as "Victim 1" is doing an interview tonight on 20/20 at 10:00EST on ABC.

PeterG
10-20-2012, 10:06 PM
Girls as young as some of the boys who were raped? 10? How could you slut-shame a 10-year-old?

Amanda Todd was in grade 7 when she showed her breasts online. I think she is being treated worse now, after she has committed suicide.

Amanda Todd: Bullied girl’s memorial pages targeted by negative messages (http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/1271228--amanda-todd-bullied-girl-s-memorial-pages-targeted-by-negative-messages)

spikydurian
10-20-2012, 11:39 PM
^^^^
My heart goes out to the Todds.
It is distressing to read the number of bullied teens who have committed suicide due to the inability to cope with bullying, physically or virtually. Unfortunately, social media has created a monster – virtual bullying behind computer screens. Instead of using it to reach out to connect for the better, some has used it to hurt others. How easy It is to throw judgement, insults and tear the other person into pieces out of anger, rage, bitterness and self-importance in virtual space. We are faceless hence no one can associate such acts with our physical being nor will we ever be called to account for our actions.
I am for tougher actions against virtual bullying. It is time to send the message that we have to be responsible for our actions in person and in virtual space.
(Sorry, this is out of place in this thread but I feel strongly for Amanda and the tragic kids who have suffered or committed suicide due to bullying.)

susan6
10-21-2012, 12:11 AM
Eh, somehow I don't think people would have cared about this half as much if the victims had been young girls.

Well, actually, our British posters can comment on this. There's a similar situation going on right now in the UK....just replace "Jerry Sandusky" with "Jimmy Saville", replace "Penn State and Paterno looked the other way, but a lot of people knew" with "the BBC looked the other way, but a lot of people knew", replace "Second Mile charity used to find victims" with " 'Jim'll fix it' charity used to find victims" and replace "young boys" with "young girls".

One major difference is Sandusky was busted before he died.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-19887019

milanessa
10-21-2012, 12:33 AM
Well, actually, our British posters can comment on this. There's a similar situation going on right now in the UK....just replace "Jerry Sandusky" with "Jimmy Saville", replace "Penn State and Paterno looked the other way, but a lot of people knew" with "the BBC looked the other way, but a lot of people knew", replace "Second Mile charity used to find victims" with " 'Jim'll fix it' charity used to find victims" and replace "young boys" with "young girls".

One major difference is Sandusky was busted before he died.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-19887019

:eek: :eek: :eek: I haven't read the article yet but I remember that show and him very well from when I lived in England. This is the first I've heard of this. :eek: :eek: :eek:

jeffisjeff
11-01-2012, 04:00 PM
CNN currently has the following breaking news headline:

"Former Penn State President Graham Spanier charged with perjury and other counts in the university child rape scandal."

Wow, it'll be interesting to hear what these other charges are.

ETA:


Spanier was charged with perjury, obstruction, endangering the welfare of children and conspiracy, according to online court records.

http://news.yahoo.com/ex-penn-st-president-charged-sandusky-case-154801968--spt.html