Monday, January 9, 2012

Did It Occur to Anyone to Give the Money Back?

Of course, Penn State took that money and shoved it in its pants and ran out the back door with its hands over its ears, screaming "la-la-la-I-can't-hear-you."

If there's one thing our institutions of higher learning can do, it is this. They can ignore wrongdoing, celebrate mediocrity, embrace fools, and take money.

1 comment:

  1. JoPa screwed up.

    We all screw-up. Some screw-ups look better than others.

    Some people would argue JoPa is a scapegoat. Others it is an unforgivable crime. I don't know what he knew or when. I also am not smart enough to know the long-term moral implications. That is between him and his god.

    What I do know is that JoePa has been a role model and leader to thousands of men and women over his career. His charity donates this money every year. It certainly appears, on the whole, his goal over the eight decades of his life has been about trying to do the right thing and give back to the community and the people in his life.

    To imply the donation is simply a money grab or an attempt to buy forgiveness is cynical, intellectually lazy and historically ignorant. To suggest that this is blood money and should be returned is narrow-minded opinion.

    The money helps hundreds of students every year further their research and education. However, according to this ill-considered opinion, two wrongs would make a right.