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Accreditation warning given to Penn State on child abuse scandal; officials express confidence
Fox News ^ | August 14, 2012

Posted on 08/14/2012 6:14:01 AM PDT by Zakeet

An accrediting organization has told Penn State that its status is "in jeopardy" based on recent developments in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

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The commission said in an Aug. 8 notice that Penn State remains accredited while "on warning" but it wants a monitoring report submitted by the end of next month detailing steps taken to ensure full compliance with governmental requirements, that the university's mission is being carried out, that the commission will be fully informed and that Penn State is complying with standards on leadership and governance as well as integrity.

The commission also wants the report to address the university's ability to bear financial obligations stemming from "the investigation and related settlements, etc."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: absolutemorals; homosexualagenda; pennstate; sandusky

The gift that keeps on giving ...

1 posted on 08/14/2012 6:14:11 AM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

Their accreditation standard? This is nuts. What is the connection?


2 posted on 08/14/2012 6:18:54 AM PDT by johniegrad
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To: Zakeet

And yet their disgraced ex-president gets a double secret job at Homeland Security. They must have a pedophile division at DHS. Probably—because DHS has been outed as a perversion outfit recently.


3 posted on 08/14/2012 6:23:15 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: Zakeet

The State Penn needs to fire the Noted Wife Swapping Studies Scholar and former prezzy, Spanier.


4 posted on 08/14/2012 6:25:15 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: johniegrad

That is my reaction. What connection to their accreditation standing is there?


5 posted on 08/14/2012 6:25:46 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: johniegrad

According to the article they are looking at governance, integrity, and finances.

This issue is beyond the athletics department since the president’s office and police didn’t take action to protect the children.

Depending on financial settlements, are academics going to be at risk? It’s a fair question.

Revoked accreditation keeps the institution’s students from getting federal financial aid and many established scholarship funds and grant programs. Most graduate programs require that the bachelor’s come from an accredited institution. The school is also suspended from NCAA activities.


6 posted on 08/14/2012 6:27:33 AM PDT by PrincessB (Drill Baby Drill.)
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To: Zakeet

IMHO...not sure why Penn state is even in business still....at the very least their entire board needs flushing.


7 posted on 08/14/2012 6:33:25 AM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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8 posted on 08/14/2012 6:37:17 AM PDT by randita (Paul Ryan is "Mr. Smith goes to Washington.")
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To: Zakeet
From the Middle States Commission:

Most Recent Commission Action:

August 6, 2012: To warn the institution that its accreditation is in jeopardy based on information contained in the institutionally commissioned Report of the Special Investigative Counsel (Freeh, Sporkin & Sullivan, LLP, July 12, 2012) and the Binding Consent Decree Imposed by the National Collegiate Athletic Association and Accepted by the Pennsylvania State University (July 23, 2013) and insufficient evidence that the institution is currently in compliance with the Requirements of Affiliation 5 (compliance with all applicable government policies, regulations, and requirements) and 9 (institution's governing body responsibility for the quality and integrity of the institution, for ensuring that the institution's mission is being carried out, and for making freely available to the Commission accurate, fair, and complete information on all aspects of the institution and its operations) and with Standard 4 (Leadership and Governance) and Standard 6 (Integrity). To note that the institution remains accredited while on warning.

9 posted on 08/14/2012 6:41:19 AM PDT by erikm88
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To: WKUHilltopper

Perhaps ex-President Spannier (sp?) is going to head the new pedophile division of Janet Napolitano’s DHS. Grope ‘em and fondle ‘em while you got ‘em boys!

This whole PSU pedophile scandal does not stop with just a few gay randy boys. There has to be a pedophile network of highly placed folks in and around Happy Valley that Sandusky was a part of with his “abused kids” organization.


10 posted on 08/14/2012 6:44:13 AM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: johniegrad
Their accreditation standard? This is nuts. What is the connection?

They want money like the NCAA got. Of course, any money they do get from Penn State will have to be handled under the table because accreditation is such a fair and upstanding process. A few years ago here in Wake County(Raleigh), when the control of the school board was won by Republicans, they kept their promise to quit busing kids all over the county and keep it local. As soon as the board started to implement this, the accreditation company stepped in (at the request of the local Democratic party and NAACP), and warned the school board that they could loose their accreditation...

11 posted on 08/14/2012 6:50:58 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: Zakeet

It has become clear: never turn your back on a Nittany Lion.


12 posted on 08/14/2012 6:56:55 AM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: johniegrad; All
Their accreditation standard? This is nuts. What is the connection?

I heard on the radio this morning that a new witness has come forward saying that he saw Sandusky and a "prominent booster" basically raping a child on a private jet.

The unidentified witness has admitted that he is one of many that failed to do the right thing. He reportedly has baggage but can supposedly easily prove a link to the "prominent booster" he is accusing.

According to the radio story, the FBI is investigating a possible "pedophile ring" operating out of Penn State.

The dude could quite possibly be lying, I don't know. I only know what they were discussing on the radio this morning. But I think there might be more to the story coming out.
13 posted on 08/14/2012 7:13:46 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: mmichaels1970; All
Here is the link to the "radaronline" story that the radio hosts were referencing. Might already have its own thread by now.

Witness: I Saw Sandusky And Penn State Booster Abuse Boys On Private Plane
14 posted on 08/14/2012 7:17:06 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: Zakeet

I hate Penn sTATe football. I despise Sandusky and anyone who may have covered for him. I still can’t believe Paterno was complicit.

But at some point the world has to wake up to the fact that this was the act of one sick individual and perhaps some oficials who didn’t act properly and in conformance with the law.

Taking away their accreditation is more than assigning guilt by association, it is punishment by association and it is ridiculous.


15 posted on 08/14/2012 7:40:17 AM PDT by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk oMnly to me.)
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To: mo
The Penn State whitewash investigation of Michael Mann's role in the Climategate e-mail scandal and other Global Warming related controversies remains a potential liability for Penn State and its accreditation.
16 posted on 08/14/2012 7:50:06 AM PDT by WhiskeyX
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To: wildbill
But at some point the world has to wake up to the fact that this was the act of one sick individual

Turns out it may very well be more than one.
17 posted on 08/14/2012 7:56:29 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: wildbill
Prediction:

After 25 more years of mainstream homosexual activism being accepted and espoused in this country, most people in the future will wonder if Sandusky did anything wrong.

18 posted on 08/14/2012 8:00:46 AM PDT by dartuser ("If you are ... what you were ... then you're not.")
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To: WhiskeyX

Yep, MM is guilty of multiple counts of felony data abuse.


19 posted on 08/14/2012 8:06:12 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Zakeet

Interesting to look at the Big 10 (now 12) standings and see that two teams in one division are already ineligible for the bowls. Ohio State and Penn State will both be home for the holidays because of judgements against them.

This is, supposedly, a conference that prides itself on its integrity yet two of their marquee programs are serving sentences in the NCAA penalty box.


20 posted on 08/14/2012 8:34:21 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: OrangeHoof
This is, supposedly, a conference that prides itself on its integrity yet two of their marquee programs are serving sentences in the NCAA penalty box.

One school had an issue with kids selling trophies and memorabilia in exchange for tattoos. The other engaged in a cover up of child-rape.
21 posted on 08/14/2012 9:03:35 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: mmichaels1970
I wondered when they were going to get around to this subject. I thought it might have been squashed.

When this first broke there was (IIRC) a radio guy who was saying that Sandusky was pimping the poor kids out to big donors. I have no way to know if that was true or not and the guy saying that was intimidated into shutting up.

Whether he was intimidated because his info was questionable or something worse like physical threats, I don't know but I was disappointed that it wasn't at least being looked into.

I suppose it was good practice NOT to throw it out there in the press until/unless they're certain that there's something there. I guess a Booster is probably the same as a big donor. They certainly shouldn't be immune to justice just because they're wealthy or connected--as in DHS connected!!!

22 posted on 08/14/2012 9:16:47 AM PDT by Sal (STAND YOUR GROUND laws are the prosecutor's target--GZ is collateral damage.)
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To: wildbill
The two who enabled a lot of this haven't been dealt with yet by the judiciary.

Schultz, who claims he knows nothing


And Curley, who says he's a victim of soicumstance.

23 posted on 08/14/2012 9:18:23 AM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (Tosca, mi fai dimenticare Iddio!!!!!)
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To: scottjewell

“Integrity”. They’re supposed to have some and they don’t.


24 posted on 08/14/2012 10:16:55 AM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Lurker

Yes, I understand.


25 posted on 08/14/2012 10:24:30 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: erikm88

<>August 6, 2012: To warn the institution that its accreditation is in jeopardy based on information contained in the institutionally commissioned Report of the Special Investigative Counsel (Freeh, Sporkin & Sullivan, LLP, July 12, 2012) and the Binding Consent Decree Imposed by the National Collegiate Athletic Association and Accepted by the Pennsylvania State University (July 23, 2013)...<>

So the Freeh Report, solely relied upon by the NCAA to impose its sanctions, is now being used by this Commission to further threaten Penn State.

What will happen when the Freeh Report blows up in their faces???

http://www.notpsu.blogspot.com/2012/08/more-altered-email-blowing-up-freeh.html


26 posted on 08/14/2012 11:50:10 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

Not sure.... This whole thing is a mess, and only those responsible (which could number in the hundreds) should be called on the carpet for it. I don’t think accreditation commissions should be actioning on anything. I think the facts of the Freeh report are such a stretch when warning an institution that they have violated commission accreditation standards. Plus, if you look at those standards, they are so vaguely written that you would wonder how any institution remains accredited. What a scam...


27 posted on 08/14/2012 2:41:46 PM PDT by erikm88
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