State Sen. John Yudichak’s purpose in introducing legislation to restructure the Penn State board of trustees should be obvious to everyone.
It is intended to give the General Assembly much more control over the university without supplying any more money.
Such a move might harm the university and ultimately the value and quality of education it provides in many ways by interjecting politics and legislators onto the board.
Importantly, one might ask why he has targeted Penn State but not Pitt, Temple and Lincoln, the other state-related universities, which actually get more dollars per student from the state than Penn State.
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The writer is an emeritus trustee of Penn State.