PSU Sex Abuse Scandal
- Judge rules Baldwin testimony may be permissible against 3 PSU ex-administrators
- Paterno lawsuit against NCAA will move forward
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- Documentary about State College after Sandusky scandal premieres
- Baldwin testimony quashed; Curley, Schultz, Spanier hearing wraps up early
- Pa. House advances child-abuse reforms
- State details case against ex-PSU president
- Possible changes proposed to PSU sanctions
- Victim 9 sues Sandusky, PSU
- State senators propose PSU Board of Trustee changes
- Expenses for PSU scandal near $52 million
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- Judge sets hearing date for Spanier vs. Freeh case
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- Jerry Sandusky lawyers file notice of another appeal
- PSU board calls off special meeting
- Paterno family lawsuit vs. NCAA goes before judge
- Penn State: 26 people get $59.7M over Sandusky
- Sen. denied request to intervene in NCAA suit
- Lawyers: 19 Sandusky victims settle with Penn St.
- Pa. appeals court: No new trial for Sandusky
- NCAA to restore Penn State football scholarships
- PSU student files lawsuit against police
- Borrowing, protest to mark Penn State meeting
- Sandusky's 1st appeal hearing set for Tuesday
- Former prosecutor says he doesn't think Paterno aided in cover-up
- Changes made to Jerry Sandusky appeal hearing
- PA Superior Court panel to hear Jerry Sandusky appeal
- 3 former PSU administrators to face trial
- McQueary: Paterno said Old Main 'screwed up'
- Testimony: Public information office 'in the dark' about Sandusky investigation
- Penn State community wants answers from administrator hearing
- Freeh stands behind findings in new interview
- Spanier denied access to some evidence
- 6 News Investigation: PSU trustee works to clear criminal record
- Judge approves Matt Sandusky, family name change, documents possibly to be sealed
- Judge to seal Sandusky family request for name change
- Paterno statue removal anniversary
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State senators propose PSU Board of Trustee changes
Updated: Wednesday, November 20 2013, 12:01 PM EST
By: Marc Stempka
HARRISBURG -- Two Pennsylvania state senators proposed Wednesday changes to how the Pennsylvania State University Board of Trustees is selected.
State Sen. John Yudichak and State Appropriations Committee Chair Jake Corman proposed the changes to the Pennsylvania State University Board of Trustees Reorganization Act.
Under the proposal, there would be 25 members of the PSU BOT, with just 23 of those being voting members.
The plan would allow for eight alumni-elected trustees, five governor-appointed trustees, five agriculture industry-elected trustees, five trustees appointed by a business and industry trustee committee, and the state secretaries of education and agriculture.
The education and agriculture secretaries would be non-voting members.
"The Penn State Board of Trustees, as currently composed, is out of step with the majority of other major public research universities across the country," Yudichak said in a release on Monday. "The legislature has been an important partner to Penn State University throughout history and it is time that we legislatively address the glaring limitations in the current governance structure."
There has been widespread outcry for changes to the board following the board’s handling of the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal.
6 News reporter Gary Sinderson was in Harrisburg for today’s press conference on the proposed board changes. He is working to gather reaction from legislatures in Harrisburg and will have more on the plan beginning tonight on 6 News at 5.