UPenn Students Want You To Know They Don't Go To Penn State

11/09/2011 01:18 pm ET | Updated Jan 09, 2012

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — University of Pennsylvania students are upset with The New York Times for confusing their school with scandal-plagued Penn State.

Some print editions of Wednesday's newspaper include the headline "Personal Foul at Penn" for a Maureen Dowd column that actually blasts Penn State. The column's last line refers to "Penn scoundrels."

Penn State, not Penn, is engulfed in allegations that a former assistant football coach sexually abused children. Students at the Penn blog "Under the Button" are demanding an apology from Dowd and the paper.

The Times did not return a request for comment, though corrections have been made online.

Penn is a private, Ivy League school in Philadelphia founded by Benjamin Franklin. Penn State is a land-grant institution 150 miles away in State College that receives some public funds.