Penn State Updates: Students return to PSU

Penn State Updates

 

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania judge is ruling against former Penn State administrators who want to keep the university’s former general counsel off the stand as they face charges of a criminal cover-up of complaints about Jerry Sandusky. The ruling Friday by Dauphin County Judge Todd Hoover says that the attempts to prevent testimony by Cynthia Baldwin are premature but might be raised again later.

 

The defendants are retired athletic director Tim Curley, retired vice president Gary Schultz and Graham Spanier, a faculty member who was forced out as university president following Sandusky’s arrest on child sex abuse charges in 2011. Hoover also ordered lawyers for the defendants to file documents that include discussion of legal issues related to their efforts to have charges thrown out over alleged violations of lawyer-client privilege.

 

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – Penn State is reporting that applications are on the rise, and officials say it’s a sign the school may be starting to get the Jerry Sandusky scandal behind it. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Friday that applications have increased by 19 percent compared to a year ago.

 

Penn State president Rodney Erickson calls it a “sign of stability and strength,” the paper says. The school’s trustees also say they’re on track to name a new president in the coming months, but didn’t give any details about the effort to find a replacement for Erickson.

(Copyright 2013, The Associated Press, All Rights Reserved)

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