July 30, 2012
Pennsylvania State University's president says it is "adequately covered" to handle lawsuits stemming from the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal but hopes to settle many of them "as quickly as possible. " Rodney Erickson told CBS's Face the Nation in an interview taped for broadcast Sunday that the university had "both directors and officers as well as general liability coverage" like any institution of its size. "We believe that we are adequately covered," he said in a clip posted Saturday on the program's website.
December 21, 2012 |
Pennsylvania State University president Rodney Erickson has received a performance-based pay raise from the university, boosting his salary by $85,000. The board of trustees authorized a salary increase for Erickson from $515,000 to $600,000 annually, effective Nov. 1. The raise was enacted on the first anniversary of Erickson's being named president. "President Erickson has done a tremendous job leading our university through a difficult year - one of the most difficult in the history of Penn State," board chairwoman Karen Peetz said.
October 31, 2013 |
Pennsylvania State University is poised to name a new president, who will be charged with leading the state's flagship university through continued controversy in the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal. The board of trustees has scheduled a special meeting for 10:15 a.m. Friday at the Nittany Lion Inn in State College to deal with "personnel matters. " Board members previously said they planned to name a new president before the end of the year. Penn State officials contacted Tuesday declined to name the person who will become the next leader of the 96,000-student university.
November 10, 2013 |
Pennsylvania State University apparently was hunting for some star power in its new president. The university-hired search firm tried to lure former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, but was turned down. Rice, who served under President George W. Bush and was the first female African American secretary of state, is a political science professor at Stanford University and a senior fellow on public policy at the Hoover Institution. Rice's office confirmed the overture Friday.
March 3, 2013 |
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Pennsylvania State University is making steady progress in implementing the requirements outlined by the NCAA following the sanctions for the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal, former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell said Friday. Mitchell, the independent athletics integrity monitor, also said in a statement Friday that the university was making progress in implementing recommendations from Louis Freeh following the former FBI director's internal investigation into the scandal.
September 17, 2012 |
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Hundreds of Penn State alumni and fans called for the university's president and board of trustees to step down Saturday at a rally decrying the school officials' actions after the child sex-abuse scandal that engulfed the campus nearly a year ago. Former Penn State and Steelers fullback Franco Harris criticized board chairwoman Karen Peetz's use of Penn State's "We Are ... " cheer in her address to the board Friday. He told the crowd it rang hollow. "She used it like 100 times, but it felt like there was no feeling," he said.
July 25, 2012 |
Pennsylvania State University's trustees on Wednesday backed university president Rodney Erickson's decision earlier this week to accept crippling NCAA penalties against its football program, saying they now realized he had few other choices. In a statement released after a three-hour, closed-door meeting, the trustees said they found "the punitive sanctions difficult and the process with the NCAA unfortunate. " "But as we understand it, the alternatives were worse," they added.
July 14, 2013
In the Region Gasoline prices keep climbing U.S. retail gasoline prices are gaining at the fastest pace since February and may keep climbing as crude prices surge and refinery units, including one at the former Sunoco plant in Philadelphia, shut for repairs. Pump prices have risen nationwide four days in a row, advancing 3 cents a gallon to an average of $3.55 Friday, said AAA , the motoring group. AAA said gasoline rose five cents per gallon in the last week in Southeastern Pennsylvania, and eight cents per gallon in South Jersey.
September 1, 2012 |
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Pennsylvania State University has signed off on an agreement that outlines the changes it will make and the procedures it will adopt in the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky child-molestation scandal. Leaders of the university, the NCAA, and the Big Ten Conference signed the agreement this week, fulfilling one of the school's obligations under a consent decree. It calls for the selection of an integrity officer for athletic programs and describes the duties of former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell, who will act as the independent monitor overseeing its compliance with sanctions.
August 8, 2012 |
A Pennsylvania State University trustee said Monday that he was trying to appeal the NCAA's sanctions against the university that resulted from the Jerry Sandusky child-sex-abuse scandal. In letters to fellow members of the board of trustees and to the NCAA - the main governing body of college sports in the United States - Ryan J. McCombie argued that the investigation led by former FBI Director Louis Freeh lacked due process and should not have been used as a basis for the sanctions.