Letters to the Editor

No sign of change

Guilty, or not guilty? Five years later, this question presently envelops the national media and Penn State community.

Not guilty, President Eric Barron proclaims to all alumni, defending a man whose image became as much a symbol of the university as the Nittany Lion, but whose name invokes a scarlet letter for the nation. In doing so, Barron shows incredible continuity with previous administrations, showing no sign of institutional change.

Is the reputation of a dead man more important than fixing an ingrained cultural administrative problem? The nation certainly perceives that Penn State thinks so, and I as an alumna and State College native see no evidence or rhetoric that proves otherwise.

Therese Jones, Washington, D.C.