In a not so stunning development, Penn State Athletic Director Tim Curley and Acting Vice President of Finance and Business Affairs Gary Schultz have stepped down from their upper echelon administrative posts at the university. ???? ????? ?? ??????? After an emergency board of trustees executive meeting this evening, President Graham Spanier announced that Curley would take administrative leave to devote full time to his criminal defense, while Schultz will return to retirement. ???? 365 ?????
The other action taken today by the university was to ban Sandusky from the campus, a move this Turkey feels is too little and too late. Taken now, it is symbolic and meaningless. It will not help the children who have been allegedly victimized over the years by Sandusky due to negligence by the university. When the first incident was reported in 1998 was the time for this step to have been taken; doing so could have possibly prevented some of the incidents that followed. Instead, the university police buried the report and Sandusky was allowed to return, retire, and maintain an on-campus presence with full use of facilities due to his emeritus status. ???? ?????? Those facilities included the saunas, showers, and locker rooms where some of the alleged improprieties occurred.
Spanier will be issuing a statement in the morning. There likely will be more surprises as the day wears on and, of course, your Turkey will be here to comment on them.
Colin McGinnis says
I just want to thank you for your ongoing perspective on this. You are doing your best to remain objective and holding those involved accountable. Your experience with public university admin and emotional ties to Penn State brings a great insight against the “fire everyone now” cries that are making the blogosphere rounds.
Class of ’97
The Nittany Turkey says
Thanks, Colin. Comments such as yours are what keep me going.
I’ve seen some pretty radical suggestions out there but I don’t think hiring Urban Meyer as university president is going to fix this mess.
(That was facetious, but you get my drift.)