March 17, 1995 |
Pennsylvania State University has hired a Cornhusker to be the new king of the Lions. Graham Spanier, chancellor of the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, was named Penn State's 16th president yesterday, following a 10-month search. He will take over the post Sept. 1 from Joab Thomas, who has headed the university for the last five years. At a news conference in Hershey to announce the choice of the 32-member board of trustees, chairman William A. Schreyer called Spanier an "imaginative and effective leader" with "the vision to lead Penn State into the next century.
February 28, 2001 |
The furor over an explicit student-run sex-education fair in State College - a furor ignited by Rep. John Lawless (R., Montgomery County) - overwhelmed the normally wonkish annual discussion of Pennsylvania State University's budget yesterday.Lawmakers wanted to know what university president Graham Spanier knew about the sex conference, when he knew it, and what he intended to do to keep it from happening again. "I hope you're embarrassed, because I'm angered and embarrassed," said Rep. Samuel Rohrer (R., Berks)
September 18, 1996 |
The great, lush lawn behind the Hetzel Union Building - simply "the HUB" to Penn State students - has traditionally been a place for Frisbee tossing, rock concerts and sunworshiping. Yesterday, it echoed with lethal gunfire. About 9:35 in the morning, under a dreary, drizzly sky, 19-year-old Jillian Robbins lay on a tarp on the HUB lawn at the state university and randomly targeted passersby through the telescopic sight of a high-powered rifle. One of her five shots traveled 138 feet to kill Melanie Spalla, 19, a communications major from Altoona.
August 5, 2016 |
Most law firms would consider it noteworthy if just one of their cases became a front-page story. But for Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis, the Center City law firm, that has happened three times in recent months. Given the notoriety of the matters - all are criminal cases - they likely will remain in the public eye for some time. Schnader's lawyers have gone to bat for former U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah, who is expected to appeal his conviction in June on federal corruption charges; former Pennsylvania State University president Graham Spanier, who is fending off criminal charges that he failed to go to the police with evidence that former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky had sexually assaulted a minor; and comedian Bill Cosby, who is facing sexual-assault charges in Montgomery County.
September 10, 2011 |
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Pennsylvania State University trustees have approved a budget plan that seeks a 5 percent boost in state funding, a request that school president Graham Spanier called a "modest increase" that takes into account the state's fiscal challenges. The $4.1 billion plan, approved Friday, would ask for a nearly $15 million increase in state aid, to $293.7 million, and it comes roughly three months after the state legislature trimmed aid to Penn State and 17 other schools that receive appropriations by nearly 20 percent.
February 2, 2016 |
A long-awaited Superior Court ruling that landed last month did more than just dismiss the most serious charges against three former Penn State administrators accused of covering up child sex attacks by Jerry Sandusky. It also handed Attorney General Kathleen Kane what could be her clearest opportunity yet to steer the outcome of a case that helped shape her election and tenure. Kane has less than three weeks to decide whether her office will ask the Supreme Court to reverse the Jan. 22 decision that drastically scaled back the case against former Penn State president Graham Spanier and top aides Gary Schultz and Tim Curley.
July 11, 2013 |
HARRISBURG - A long-delayed preliminary hearing for three former Penn State administrators caught up in the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse scandal has been scheduled for later this month. Harrisburg District Judge William Wenner said yesterday that the three-day hearing for Graham Spanier, Gary Schultz and Tim Curley will begin July 29. The proceeding will determine if prosecutors have enough evidence to send the matter to county court for trial. The three men are accused of obstruction, conspiracy and other offenses for their handling of complaints about Sandusky, the former assistant football coach who eventually was charged with sexually abusing several boys.
February 14, 2015 |
Former Pennsylvania State University administrators awaiting trial on perjury and conspiracy charges related to the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse scandal are challenging a judge's ruling that the school's former top lawyer can testify against them. Lawyers for Gary Schultz, the school's former vice president, and Tim Curley, the former athletic director, on Thursday filed notices to appeal a Dauphin County judge's decision that Penn State's former chief counsel, Cynthia Baldwin, did not violate attorney-client privilege when she represented the university in front of a grand jury investigating the Sandusky case in 2012.
December 13, 2011 |
HARRISBURG - With the Penn State sex scandal drawing global attention in a courtroom in Centre County Tuesday, the university's soft-spoken, newly-appointed president was making the rounds in the state Capitol meeting with government leaders. Rodney Erickson, the university's longtime chief academic officer, named to replace ousted president Graham Spanier in the wake of the allegations against former football coach Jerry Sandusky, held low-key "meet and greets" with Gov. Corbett and legislative leaders in the House and Senate.
December 5, 2012 |
GRAHAM SPANIER wants a judge to allow him to travel outside of Pennsylvania. It is, after all, the holiday season and the former Penn State president wants to visit his mom, who is sick and living in Chicago. He also has relatives in Iowa he wants to see, and there's that second home in New York that he hasn't been to in a while. Last month, however, Spanier was charged with covering up complaints that former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky had showered with minor boys in facilities on Penn State's main campus.