Wednesday, February 19, 2014


PSU snow covered Nittany Lion, photographed Monday morning

New Penn State president Eric Barron has his work cut out for him.  There is the continued cloud over the Sandusky, Curley, Schultz, Spanier, Paterno issues-- and it will only get worse when the accused come to trial.

Graduates are a fractured bunch.

Students are caught in the middle and they just want to move ahead.

There is a new football coach, but Penn State has to move away from the "football first" mentality that got it in to so much trouble in years past.  In his opening news conference, I found Barron to be rather elusive, and I didn't see it as a good sign.  It's not like the PSU job is a surprise.  As a former faculty member, he clearly knows the problems here.

Real change has to come from Harrisburg.  Legislators have to strip away Penn State's secret veil, and get administration to operate where the public, and the taxpayers have the ability to see.

Penn State needs a strong and decisive hand.  We'll see if Barron is the one to guide the University in the right direction.