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  • Graham Spanier ordered to stand trial in sex abuse case

    July 30, 2013 | 2:52 pm

    Penn State's former president and two other top administrators were ordered to stand trial on Tuesday on charges they covered up the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

    Harrisburg District Judge William Wenner, after a two-day preliminary hearing, ordered a criminal trial to...

  • Ex-Penn State president Graham Spanier charged in Sandusky sex abuse case

    November 1, 2012 | 11:29 am

    Former Pennsylvania State University President Graham Spanier was charged with perjury and obstruction as part of a "conspiracy of silence" in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal, Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly said on Thursday.

    Spanier also is charged with...

  • Penn State’s Jewish community weighs how to move forward

    July 24, 2012 | 11:24 am

    One unlikely venue for fallout from the Penn State University sex abuse scandal is the campus Hillel, for which now ousted university president Graham Spanier—the school’s first Jewish leader—was a fundraiser and vocal supporter.

    On Monday, the Penn State community was stunned...

  • Opinion: Success without honor

    By David Suissa

    November 17, 2011 | 12:16 pm

    Few stories have shaken me up this year quite like the sexual scandal at Penn State University.

    My revulsion at the depravity in this story knows no bounds — according to law enforcement officials, at least nine boys were sexually assaulted at the hands of a former Penn State...

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  • Jews reeling in wake of Penn State scandal

    November 16, 2011 | 10:46 am

    Rabbi David Ostrich, who leads the lone congregation in State College, Pa., couldn’t bring himself to sermonize last Shabbat on the scandal that’s on everyone’s mind.

    For one thing, it’s all too raw and too much remains unknown, said the religious leader of Congregation...

  • Penn State Scandal will Define Joe Paterno’s Legacy

    By Misha Henckel

    November 10, 2011 | 10:46 am

    I know nothing about football and even less about college football, but like so many Americans, I was riveted to the TV screen, last night, as the shocking story unfolded out of Penn State. Who were these men? How could they condone the evil of Jerry Sandusky? How could they place...

  • Penn State president ousted in scandal aftermath

    November 10, 2011 | 10:20 am

    The president of Penn State has been removed from his post in the wake of a child sex-abuse scandal involving a former football coach at the university.

    Graham Spanier, who is Jewish and according to The Daily Collegian was active at the Penn State Hillel, was relieved of his duties...