PSU news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

About

Senator Yudichak: Freeh Costs Will Hit $150M

(Extended surprised whistling sound.)

State Senator John Yudichak (D-14th District) is a new voice among the opposition to the Penn State Board of Trustees. Just last week, he took Rodney Erickson to task over the university’s acceptance of the Freeh Report during a committee hearing.

Now the Northeast PA representative has given the first total estimate of the Freeh Report’s impact. He says the Freeh Report could cost the University $150,000,000. To date, Senator Yudichak says the Freeh Report has already cost the University approximately $80,000,000.

The senator did not source where he obtained these numbers. Mark Emmert’s fine comes at a cost of $60,000,000. Meanwhile, the Board of Trustees has spent $13,000,000 for communications/PR work and the Freeh investigation. The loss of bowl revenue from the Big Ten sanctions will cost Penn State approximately $13 million.

How did Senator Yudichak reach $150,000,000? Other than by saying “some,” he doesn’t give the names of the people or organizations that reached this estimate. At the last Board of Trustees meeting, an audience member said the cost neared $110,000,000. The best guess is that someone estimated lost revenue by accepting the Freeh Report.

“That’s a lot of money to be spent on an incomplete report,” said Yudichak.

About the Author

Doug Dooling, Jr.

I am a staff writer for Onward State. I graduated as a Nittany Lion with Honors in 2013. Now, I am back in Happy Valley to earn a degree at the Penn State Law. Outside of politics and government, my interests include college football, soccer, Irish history, and astronomy.

Comments

More by Doug

Penn State Names Interim Police Chief

Penn State has named Michael Lowery, the current police chief at Penn State Altoona, to serve as the interim Chief of Police at University Park. Lowery will replace Tyrone Parham, who will leave for a similar position at UMass Amherst.

Greenpeace, Prof. Frank Clemente Spar Over Coal Research

Domestic Violence Survivor Beverly Gooden To Speak On Campus

Athletics

Former Women’s Gymnastics Coach Files Lawsuit Against Penn State Over Handling Of Abuse Allegations

Former Penn State women’s gymnastics head coach Jeff Thompson has filed a lawsuit against the university following the termination of his contract in February 2017. Thompson, alongside his wife and associate head coach Rachelle Thompson, was accused by former gymnasts and an assistant coach of creating a hostile team environment. The Thompsons allegedly pressured athletes to compete […]

Men’s Soccer Trio, Reading United Win PDL Eastern Conference Title, Fall Short Of National Championship

Penn State Hockey’s Evan Barratt, Aarne Talvitie Participate In World Junior Summer Showcase

Ally McHugh Wins 400 Medley National Championship

Penn State Women’s Soccer Adds Swiss Forward Kim Dubs

Student Life

Girirajan Lab Seeks To Bridge The Gap Between Fly And Human Genomes

The lab uses a combination of human genomics, computational biology, and functional studies, using Drosophila and human cell lines, to understand the risks caused by genetic mutations and to grasp how gene disruption leads to altered neurodevelopment.

Join Onward State: Fall 2018 Application

Pennharmonics To Hold 25th Anniversary Reunion Concert

Plans Submitted For New KFC In State College

Developers have submitted preliminary land development plans to build a new KFC restaurant at 1780 S. Atherton St. in State College.

Join Onward State: Fall 2018 Application

Onward State is hiring for the fall semester and we’d love you to join us.

Mayor Don Hahn Asks Borough Council To Consider Changes To Proposed Overnight Parking Restrictions

State College Mayor Don Hahn posted on his blog Sunday republishing a letter he sent to Borough Council on August 1 outlining three revisions he’d like them to consider for the proposed overnight parking restrictions.

Be the first to know

  • Top posts and the best Penn State stories

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

Madden NFL 19 Ratings For Nittany Lions

For the second consecutive year, Sean Lee is the highest-rated Nittany Lion in the Madden video game.

Send this to a friend