Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor | What about Paterno’s legacy?

Trustee members Mark Dambly, left, Joel Myers, middle, and Peter Khoury, right, during an interview.  Four members of the Penn State Board of Trustees held an interview with the Centre Daily Times January 19, 2012, at the Nittany Lion Inn.  Nabil K. Mark
Trustee members Mark Dambly, left, Joel Myers, middle, and Peter Khoury, right, during an interview. Four members of the Penn State Board of Trustees held an interview with the Centre Daily Times January 19, 2012, at the Nittany Lion Inn. Nabil K. Mark

In recent days there have been letters to the editor by Joel Myers and his daughter and a CDT article by Mike Dawson, all of which support Myers’ character, his love of Penn State and his actions as a member of the Penn State board of trustees.

How can Myers assure the alumni that, if re-elected, he would not remain a member of the trustee flock?

Individuals who are elected to the board should have the courage and insight to be independent thinkers and speakers and not be a member of the pack.

None of those who were trustees Nov. 9, 2011, had the fortitude to stand tall and say this was wrong and we wouldn’t be part of it. Their positions on the board were more important to them than defending an individual whose life was Penn State.

So, if they love Penn State, they should think how much Joe Paterno loved Penn State and what they did to that love.

If Myers’ daughter thinks his character has been diminished, think how Joe Paterno’s daughters felt when the board provided the media with ammunition to destroy Paterno’s character and image.

Rosemarie Kupchinsky, State College

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