What Tom Corbett said and what he did re Joe Paterno

Posted on January 17th, 2012 in News and Commentary

What Tom Corbett said and what he did re Joe Paterno

Response to Penn State sex-abuse case came from far and wide:

From THE REPUBLIC: “Branstetter, also Corbett’s nonvoting representative on the Penn State board, often served as a conduit for university officials to the governor’s office as they attempted to control the fallout…”

“David Saxe, an education professor at Penn State, wrote the governor to criticize a lack of transparency on the campus.  ’Every dean, every department head, every administrator . . . was forced to swear fidelity or be silenced,’ he wrote. ‘I urge you to do anything to change this culture . . . that has become Penn State.’”

“Their correspondences were met with a curt form response urging their authors to contact Penn State: ‘Gov. Corbett does not have authority over the university’s internal personnel decisions.’”

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Corbett: Paterno Had to Go

From FOX NEWS: (Nov. 11, 2011) Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett defended his decision to vote to fire Penn State University head football coach Joe Paterno while predicting Sunday that more young victims of ex-defensive coordinator Joe Sandusky will come forward.

Corbett, who as governor is on the university’s board of trustees, told “Fox News Sunday” that even though a grand jury determined Paterno did nothing criminal by not taking further action than reporting to his boss that he heard Sandusky had raped a child in the football team’s locker room, that wasn’t good enough…

Corbett added that while being cautious about discussing a case still under investigation, he saw in Paterno — and University President Graham Spanier, who was also fired — “a failure to act.”

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