Jim and Evelyn Piazza say they are disturbed by a Centre County grand jury’s report that claims Penn State knew about and did little to stop hazing and excessive drinking among fraternities, as well as the university’s response to the report.
Offensive coordinator Ricky Rahne created a new spot on the depth chart to reflect backup quarterback Tommy Stevens’ multifaceted role.
The Centre County Grand Jury released its report and recommendations Friday morning following an investigation into Penn State’s Greek life culture in the wake of Tim Piazza’s death. One excerpt of the report describes how the Grand Jury is appalled at the university’s marketing nearly 10 years ago that reportedly emphasized a fun atmosphere over academics.
Abbey is currently involved in two active lawsuits centering on the fraternity house — one against the chapter’s alumni house corporation and one against members of the corporation’s board of directors. He says he provided more than $8 million over the course of a decade for repairs, renovations, and operations of the fraternity house.
Penn State released a statement Friday afternoon in response to the Grand Jury’s report and recommendations to change the culture of Greek life.
Along with the grand jury report released Friday that recommends 12 changes that should be made to law and university policy based on findings from a 10-month investigation of Greek life, Penn State issued its own 69-page response.