September 3, 2012
As Students Return, Penn State Begins the Year Under a Cloud
Reuters /Pat Little/ Landov
University Park, Pa.
On the first day of the academic year, Pennsylvania State University looked like many other institutions welcoming students to a new start. Undergraduates swarmed the campus walkways here last week, stopping to hug friends they hadn't seen since spring and to consult course schedules on their way to class.
No one seemed to be talking about the scandal that has gripped the campus for nearly 10 months and cost the university its longtime president, its renowned head football coach, and