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Penn State Scandal: Alumni Air Grievances During Meeting

The Penn State board of trustees put together a series of meetings with alumni to discuss the state of the university in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal. According to MaryClaire Dale of ABC, there was a lot of discussion about Joe Paterno and whether or not he was rightfully ousted as the coach of the football team.

"It grieves me very much when I hear people say 'the Penn State scandal.' This is not Penn State. This is 'the Sandusky scandal,'" he said. "We're not going to let what one individual did destroy the reputation of this university."

But there were also some on the other side of the coin and aren't really worried about how Joe Paterno is being handled when there are more important victims to consider.

"Sue and Joe Paterno are not the primary victims in this whole scheme," said Cheeks, Class of 1965. "It's children whose lives have been affected, and maybe destroyed, allegedly."

This is obviously a tough time for the university and it makes sense that the alumni would be worried about the direction of the administration. I don't think there is a perfect way to handle a situation like this, but the frustration from some of the alumni is certainly understandable.

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