SCRANTON — Penn State trustees are meeting Friday afternoon at the Worthington Scranton campus, on the heels of the release of the Louis Freeh report that found four administrators had actively covered up child sexual abuse.
Today's meeting is a regularly scheduled one, but there's little question the public interest is focused on the Freeh report and and findings that Joe Paterno, Graham Spanier, Gary Schultz and Tim Curley chose to conceal Jerry Sandusy's abuse and show disregard for his victims.
Aside from a press conference with Chairwoman Karen Peetz, task force chairman Ken Frazier and President Rodney Erickson Thursday, trustees have been keeping quiet about the Freeh report. Most declined to comment as they were leaving a meeting yesterday afternoon.
This morning, trustees are at the Worthington Scranton campus. The meeting is scheduled to start at 1:30 p.m. with remarks from Erickson. The agenda also included setting tuition and approving a budget for the 2012-13 fiscal year.
There will be a press conference after the meeting.
Along with a crowd of reporters, a handful of members of the public have turned out for the meeting.
Cynthia Zujkowski said she thinks the board has handled the situation badly, and she wanted to get a sense of them as people. Her husband is a Penn State graduate and supporter, and she said coach Joe Paterno and Penn State have been "a big part of our lives."
"I want the board to go away. It's that simple. I think that they are very ready to cast blame on other people and put consequences on other people and have not accepted consequences for themselves," Zujkowski said, before the meeting.
She said if they've cast other people out of their positions for failure, they should do the same for themselves.
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