Penn St.’s Lesson in Blind Faith

This post refers to collegian.psu.edu

From the Penn St. newspaper The Daily Collegian:

As a whole, the community wanted to believe that the board and the university itself could, too, be trusted to guard against the kind of crimes that occurred. But the board failed to hold leaders accountable and the university became a repeated setting for Sandusky’s abuse.

And then there’s Paterno. Through years of building a football program revered for its apparent embodiment of “Success with Honor” and his undeniable generosity to the university, the football coach carved out his own untouchable reputation in the eyes of the Penn State community.

Poignant piece. Really good take and I don’t want to take anything away from it. Read it.