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Author: Ben Novak

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Let Me Tell You A Story About Graham Spanier

"From my philosophy-of-higher-education point of view, I found that there was a lot not to like about Spanier’s approach to University governance, and at first I resolved to vote against him."

Ben Novak: Don’t Vote a Ticket This Time, Vote for Gavin Keirans

This year, however, I do not recommend voting for a ticket. We need Gavin Keirans on the Board. He is the best candidate I know who will thoughtfully and fearlessly tackle the issues that face our Penn State family.

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Whose Leadership Failed?

On March 12, the Penn State Board of Trustees released a statement offering a new reason for firing Joe Paterno, this time focusing on Paterno’s alleged “failure of leadership.” Let us therefore examine who was supposed to lead in the situation.

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Joe Paterno’s Legacy: Where Do We Go From Here?

We shall need a little time to recover. But while we are regrouping, it is essential to ponder one thing: that the legacy of Joe Paterno does not end with his death, with his funeral, or even with the conclusion of his commemoration service.

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