Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Forward Progress Penn State Needs to Move beyond the Freeh Report

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Forward Progress Penn State Needs to Move beyond the Freeh Report

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No matter what, there will always be some Penn State alumni and supporters who will never agree with the damning report issued by former FBI director Louis Freeh in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

Their outrage over the report, which became the foundation for an agreement on sanctions for the university by the NCAA, fueled campaigns to elect nine new alumni members to Penn State's board of trustees and continues to drive efforts to investigate the Freeh investigation itself.

The proponents were dealt their latest setback on Tuesday, when the board voted 17-9 against a resolution to reopen that inquiry.

The Freeh report, commissioned by the university, concluded that school leaders concealed information related to the assaults. Although trustees never voted to accept it, they did agree to implement reforms that included transferring oversight of athletics away from the athletics department, changing the process of handling complaints and enhancing security aimed at protecting children. …

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