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Weekend Wrap-Up: Greek Life Reform, Spanier/Curley/Schultz Sentencing

It was a big weekend for Penn State. Here’s what you should know about this weekend’s Board of Trustees meeting about Greek life reform and the sentencing of former administrators Graham Spanier, TIm Curley, and Gary Schultz related to the Sandusky scandal.

Greek Life Reform

Who? Penn State’s Board of Trustees

When? Friday afternoon

What? The Board passed new Greek life policies that seem lukewarm. Basically, the university will now be responsible for disciplining fraternities and sororities instead of the Interfraternity Council and the Panhellenic Council. They’ll pay for extra policing and staff monitors with a new capitation fee (read: Greek tax).

How? Logistics haven’t been nailed down yet on most of the new policies. We’ll continue to provide more information as it becomes available.

Then what happened? The IFC supports the Board’s decision and released the “community plan” it presented to administrators before the Board meeting. Tim Piazza’s parents weren’t impressed by the reform. Panhel is expected to release a statement Monday.

Spanier/Curley/Schultz Sentencing

Who? Former Penn State President Graham Spanier, Former Penn State Athletic Director Tim Curley, and Former Penn State Vice President Gary Schultz

When? Friday afternoon

What? The three former administrators were sentenced for crimes related to the Sandusky Scandal.

Spanier: two months in jail, 2-10 months under house arrest, 200 hours of community service, and a $7,500 fine

Curley: three months in jail, 4-20 months under house arrest, 200 hours of community service, and a $5,000 fine

Schultz: two months in jail, 4-21 months under house arrest, 200 hours of community service, and a $5,000 fine

Why? Spanier was found guilty in March on one misdemeanor count of child endangerment and not guilty on two counts of felony child endangerment and conspiracy charges. Prior to the start of Spanier’s trial, Curley and Schultz each pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of child endangerment.

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Elissa Hill

Elissa is a senior public relations major and the managing editor of Onward State. She is from Punxsutawney, PA [insert corny Bill Murray joke here] and considers herself an expert on all things ice cream. Send questions and comments via e-mail ([email protected]) and follow her on Twitter (@ElissaKHill) for more corny jokes.

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