Mark Scolforo, Associated Press Updated 4:35 pm CST, Tuesday, February 12, 2019 FILE - In this Aug. 6, 1999, file photo, Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, right, poses with his defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, during the college football team's media day in State College, Pa. Alumni-elected Penn State trustees who successfully fought for access to records about a university-commissioned report into how complaints about Sandusky were handled describe it as unreliable and misleading, adding fuel to a debate over the scandal that has roiled for more than seven years. less FILE - In this Aug. 6, 1999, file photo, Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, right, poses with his defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, during the college football team's media day in State College, Pa. ... more Photo: Paul Vathis, AP … [Read more...] about Penn State trustees group challenges 2012 Sandusky report
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Jay Paterno, former Penn State assistant football coach and son of the late Joe Paterno, has professed a confusing love of Saudi Arabia. Paterno, who has been on Penn State's board of trustees since May 2017, penned "My visit to Saudi Arabia changed all my perceptions" for the Arab News on Sunday, a website which is published by the Saudi Arabian government.The piece is all about Paterno's recent trip to the country and walks readers through its many virtues. There is literally a block quote that says, "The crown prince's visit to a number of countries played a great role in highlighting the potential and investment opportunities in the Kingdom." Arab News is owned by the Saudi Research and Marketing Group, whose chairman is the Minister of Culture, Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Farhan Al Saud.The column, which was first noticed by SB Nation, then goes on to discuss the relationship between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia and how all of … [Read more...] about Jay Paterno wrote a very strange op-ed for the Saudi Arabian government
The Detroit News Published 11:55 PM EST Dec 31, 2018 Out with the old and in with the new doesn't quite fit Metro Detroit for 2019. The new year appears to be more of a transition period, as progress continues on major developments downtown. There isn't a glitzy arena opening or a skyscraper near completion. Motorists traveling over the Detroit River will still have to look to the Ambassador Bridge as the Gordie Howe International Bridge begins to take shape. For change, head west to Lansing, where a Democratic governor, attorney general and secretary of state take power. All eyes will be on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and her work with the Republican-controlled Legislature. But many questions will likely be answered: Will Detroit finally show population gain? How will the new governor fix "the damn roads?" How will professional golf play out in its return to Detroit in June? Maybe 2019 should be greeted with a glass of whiskey from Two James instead … [Read more...] about 2019 in Michigan, Metro Detroit: What to expect
Area voters will head to the polls on Tuesday for a midterm election that could see the balance of power shift toward the left in the U.S. Congress.Pennsylvania, and specifically the suburbs of Philadelphia, will play an important role in the future makeup of the Congress, with several races key to the Democrats' effort to flip the U.S. House. Nationwide, Democrats need a net gain of 23 seats to retake the majority.Suburban women voters, who oppose President Donald Trump in large numbers according to polls, are considered the key voting bloc in the midterms.One thing is for sure: Philly-area voters will be sending a congresswoman (from District 5) and perhaps a second as well (from District 4) to Washington to break up the current all-male congressional delegation from Pennsylvania.RELATED STORY: Pennsylvania Supreme Court unveils new congressional mapThere are other big races in the state, including for governor, and a multitude of contested seats in the state … [Read more...] about 2018 Pennsylvania general election: What you need to know
David Jesse Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 AM EDT Oct 29, 2018 Three months after naming an acting chief compliance officer, Michigan State University Interim President John Engler is scuttling the plan for a new structure the university says will strengthen its efforts to change its culture. A new compliance office was formed in the aftermath of the scandal involving former MSU doctor Larry Nassar, accused of molesting more than 200 female students and athletes, and former MSU dean William Strampel, who is facing four criminal charges. The office was initially charged with ensuring that MSU was in compliance with its ethical obligations under federal Title IX rules and to help the university break down silos that caused red flags about Nassar to be swept under the rug. But its mission was then broadened cover the entire university, including establishing an ethics code. Under the new structure, the university will combine the compliance office … [Read more...] about Will new compliance plan help MSU on ethical issues?