Posts Tagged ‘Jerry Sandusky’

Employers Hiding Workplace Bullying: “Going PSU”

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012


Abusing children is illegal and a criminal offense. No one apologizes for adults who sexually assault and rape children. On that we are a zero tolerance society. Jerry Sandusky was sentenced to the prison for enough years to ensure he will die there. Even at sentencing, he showed no remorse and never apologized. The adults who came forward to tell stories of their abuse by him as minors were brave.

Sandusky called his victims greedy future plaintiffs in civil lawsuits seeking money. Some victims will certainly sue Penn State University (PSU) for condoning their abuse. The institution ultimately bears responsibility for on-campus crimes.

PSU administrators showed indifference to reports of abuse that Sandusky committed on campus. He was the golden child coach of 30 years who could do no wrong in their eyes. Sandusky had sponsors in powerful positions, not the least of whom was close friend head coach Joe Paterno. Paterno’s posthumous reputation is forever tarnished by his failure to hold his longtime ally to account for unforgivable acts against minors.


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Penn State is the Typical American Workplace

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

I was only ever on the Penn State campus as a teen playing politics in “Boy’s State.” Though as a native Pennsylvanian, I was immersed in the holier-than-thou aura surrounding football coach Joe Paterno. Other colleges must have hated the super-ethicality myth. That’s what it was — a delusional myth. Another institutional illusion shattered by reality.


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A personal perspective on child abuse in State College, Pennsylvania

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

As a native Pennsylvanian living now in Washington state, I was shocked that Penn State would be mired in scandal. The Joe Paterno legend is strong in the state; and personal memories of Paterno invincibility linger. But I’m a bit closer to the story than that.


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