Sandusky Scandal Shapes Higher-Education Legal and Governance Policies

Sandusky Scandal Shapes Higher-Education Legal and Governance Policies 1

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Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State football coach, enters a courthouse for sentencing last fall. Since his arrest on child-sex-abuse charges, colleges have taken a range of steps to prevent a recurrence of such a scandal. Many of those steps will be discussed this week at a meeting of college lawyers.

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Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State football coach, enters a courthouse for sentencing last fall. Since his arrest on child-sex-abuse charges, colleges have taken a range of steps to prevent a recurrence of such a scandal. Many of those steps will be discussed this week at a meeting of college lawyers.

One year after Jerry Sandusky was convicted on 45 counts of child sexual abuse, the case of the former Pennsylvania State University football coach continues to reverberate through the legal and governance landscape of higher education.

The arrest, trial, conviction, and sentencing of