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Penn State Scandal

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In 2012, the former FBI director Louis J. Freeh released a damning report about the child sex-abuse scandal involving Jerry Sandusky, a former assistant coach for Pennsylvania State University’s football team. The report concluded that Penn State’s leaders, including Graham B. Spanier, its president at the time, had conspired to conceal Mr. Sandusky’s abuse.

The scandal rocked the university and carried major consequences: Mr. Sandusky was sent to prison for his crimes. Mr. Spanier was hit with criminal charges. And the NCAA imposed serious penalties on the university, some of which it later rescinded.

This selection of articles from The Chronicle‘s archives looks back on the scandal and its fallout.