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Who Was the Woman who Stood Up to Joe Paterno?

Despite today’s revisionist history, Vicky Triponey was not a crusader against the Penn State administration's entrenched culture of secrecy. On the contrary, she was its enforcer, and virtually her first act upon assuming her position was to threaten its most vocal critic using the power of the purse.

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Who Was the Woman who Stood Up to Joe Paterno?

Despite today’s revisionist history, Vicky Triponey was not a crusader against the Penn State
administration's entrenched culture of secrecy. On the contrary, she was its enforcer, and
virtually her first act upon assuming her position was to threaten its most vocal critic using the
power of the purse.

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