Skip to comments.Penn State Pres. Graham Spanier will quit or be fired today in wake of Sandusky charges, source says
Posted on 11/09/2011 10:11:46 AM PST by abb
Penn State University President Graham Spanier will either resign or be voted out by the end of today, a source close to the board of trustees told The Express-Times.
An interim president, most likely Executive Vice President and Provost Rodney A. Erickson, will be appointed and a nationwide search for a permanent replacement will begin, according to the source who requested anonymity.
Spanier was made aware in 2002 that a graduate assistant coach had seen former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky allegedly sexually assault a young boy in a shower in the Penn State locker room, according to grand jury testimony. Spanier did not involve police, according to testimony. Spanier has not been charged, but there have been many calls for his resignation.
Sandusky has been charged with 40 counts of sexually abusing children.
Two university administrators -- athletic director Tim Curley and Vice President Gary Schultz -- face charges related to a cover-up. Spanier, who was named president in 1995, in recent days has shown his support for the administrators.
Head coach Joe Paterno, the winningest coach in Division I history, announced this morning he will retire at the end of the season.
Good. Joe Paterno should be gone today too. But I guess football is more important than child rape.
>Spanier has not been charged,
He’s not a bishop.
Penn State trustees allegedly silenced board president in sex abuse case
Corbett breaks silence on Penn State
Corbett oversaw the investigation while he served as state Attorney General, before becoming governor.
He says on one hand, theres the legal question of how allegations of sexual abuse were handled, and on the other hand, theres the moral issue.
“I was, I am personally disappointed in the lack of action and had to contain that for the last two plus years,” said Corbett. “The board is going to address that.”
Golden parachute no doubt to accompany departure.
Spanier brought the era of homosexual tolerance to Penn State after he did the same at UNL.
This is the radical homosexual agenda on display -— there is no such thing as pedophelia.
For ALL responsible:
Loss of job.
And worst of all (and most UNLIKELY in the fault-free Royal Court of Big Academia/Jockland), loss of pension and benefits.
The DA who went missing while investigating this.
hey what is wrong with everyone - is Penn State supposed to follow rules like the Boy Scouts? I thought gay marriage is all the rage in blue states and that gays in the military can’t possible harm the mission. Someone help this poor guy are we for or against gays having fun at work? Are we for or against gays in scouts? After all the Philly city council kicked the scouts out of their building because they don’t let gay men treat young boys like play toys. /sarcasm on this topic is not proper, but how do we change the rules when all I said is allowed to go unchallenged - until some gay man gets caught and his “gay loving friends” cover it up.
How do they name the EXISTING Exec VP and Provost as interim president? This guy new NOTHING about all these charges/investigations? Doesn’t compute..
Here is what happened in 2002.
McQueary tells Paterno he saw Sandusky with a boy in the showers having sex.
Paterno has McQueary tell Curley and Schultz, who tell Spanier.
Spanier gets Sandusky in and asks him if the sex with the boy was consensual. Sandusky says “yes” and the matter is closed.
Spanier tolerates radical homosexuality, including the concept that minors can give consent.
Good ridence. There has been a lot of moral and ethical decay at PSU scince this scumbag signed on.
“Spanier tolerates radical homosexuality, including the concept that minors can give consent.”
“Spanier graduated from Highland Park High School (Highland Park, Illinois), and earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Iowa State University where he was honored with the Distinguished Achievement Citation by the ISU Alumni Association in 2004. He earned his Ph.D.. in sociology from Northwestern University where he was a Woodrow Wilson Fellow. While a researcher, he contributed to the publication of ten books and over 100 scholarly journal articles. As a family sociologist, demographer, and marriage and family therapist, he was the founding editor of the Journal of Family Issues. Spanier was also an author of a study in the Archives of Sexual Behavior concerning the practice of mate swapping, or “swinging”.”
I assume you are speculating, or is there a source for this?
Former PA Gov. Tom Ridge is rumored to be his replacement.
Next to Graham Spanier he suddenly looks like Barry Goldwater.
‘Spanier brought the era of homosexual tolerance to Penn State after he did the same at UNL.’
Yes, and part of principled tolerance of the sodomite lifestyle is winking at pedophilia. The “lifestyle” and pedophilia are closely connected.
The sodomite lifestyle should be recriminalized.
“Spanier brought the era of homosexual tolerance to Penn State after he did the same at UNL.”
Paterno announced today that he will retire at the end of this season. That may not be good enough to take the heat off.
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