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Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Westmoreland county PA
Re: Penn State Faculty Members Starting to Speak Up
I dont think anyone is questioning the quality of the academics of the university. I'm certainly not. I think the culture problem is that when football becomes so important that those at the highest levels are compelled tp cover up and attempt to sweep under the rug such henious acts as those committed by Sandusky. I dont think this scandal tarnishes the academic aspect of Penn State University at all. Football shouldn't be this important at ANY college, but I suppose any administrator would want to protect the goose that lays the golden egg to some extent. It's the same at Penn State. The reason the universitys reputation is as sullied as it is is because football is as big as it is. The previous poster sited many examples of Penn States academic excellence. The problem is that when people think of Penn State, that is not their first thought. Their first thought (before the scandal) was football and Paterno. Come to think of it, that will be their first thought now too, but not in a good way.
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