Penn State receives accreditation warning

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Penn State has been put on notice by an accrediting organization that says the university's status is "in jeopardy" based on recent developments in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education, which accredits universities in the Mid-Atlantic region, cited information in the school's internal investigation led by former FBI director Louis Freeh and the severe penalties imposed by the NCAA over the school's handling of molestation allegations against the former assistant football coach, who was convicted in June of 45 child sexual abuse counts.

In an Aug. 8 notice, the commission said 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." It said "a small team visit" will be made, a standard practice "to verify institutional status and progress."

Penn State officials on Monday expressed confidence that they would be able to address all concerns expressed by the commission.

University president Rodney Erickson said that the commission "wants us to document that steps we have already taken and are planning to take will ensure our full compliance with its requirements." He said he was also confident that officials would be able to "fully demonstrate our financial stability."

"This action has nothing to do with the quality of education our students receive," said Blannie Bowen, vice provost for academic affairs in a statement posted on the university's website. "Middle States is focusing on governance, integrity, and financial issues related to information in the Freeh report and other items related to our current situation."

Bowen said the body doesn't issue a warning unless it believes that an institution can make improvements and remain in compliance, and "this is certainly true for Penn State.

"We're confident that our monitoring report and the site visit will confirm this to the commission," Bowen said.
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Since the Freeh Report came out, I have been saying this should be an Accreditation issue and not an NCAA issue. It had been 20 years since the Clery Act became law and Penn State never enacted it, it was still in rough draft form. Their Accreditation should be put on probation for multiple years.
 

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I felt that way from the start. This was a legal
and administrative issue.It was never anything
the NCAA needed to punish any one for.
 

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Bowen said the body doesn't issue a warning unless it believes that an institution can make improvements and remain in compliance, and "this is certainly true for Penn State.
I'm pretty sure a warning means "Don't fuck up, or you'll get cockpunched."
 

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In an Aug. 8 notice, the commission said 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.
That is funny, Penn State fires Graham Spanier because he was a part of the scandal and he immediately gets a job at Homeland Security. Those must be some high governmental standards if they are hiring people that Penn State is firing.
 

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Louis Freeh is investigating the New Orleans Saints wiretapping scandal. Add that to the conspiracy sheet.
 

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Doesn't sound like Penn State is gonna be around much longer.
 

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Doesn't sound like Penn State is gonna be around much longer.
That's a bit of a stretch.
Don's right.

PSU will muddle through this. It's going to hurt financially, it's going to hurt both the academic and the sports side of things, but PSU will get through this.

It's just not going to be pretty.
 

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PSU will be whole in a few years. They need to just humble themselves for awhile. Take your lumps and tell the students and alumni to keep their yaps shut.
 

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PSU will be whole in a few years. They need to just humble themselves for awhile. Take your lumps and tell the students and alumni to keep their yaps shut.
They'll survive, but there's no way they'll be the cash-bloated cow they were before the Rhythmicslappingate scandal broke. At least not for a loooooooooooooong time.
 

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That is funny, Penn State fires Graham Spanier because he was a part of the scandal and he immediately gets a job at Homeland Security. Those must be some high governmental standards if they are hiring people that Penn State is firing.
Iron clad proof of Alex Jones' claim that Sandusky was a member of a worldwide globalist boy-fucking cabal.*


*- I do not make that up. I swear. The carny actually made that claim.
 

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That is funny, Penn State fires Graham Spanier because he was a part of the scandal and he immediately gets a job at Homeland Security. Those must be some high governmental standards if they are hiring people that Penn State is firing.
It's amazing how that story got almost zero press coverage.