It has now been two months since scandal rolled into the Happy Valley. Much is still uncertain and yet the university, the surrounding community, and the nation as a whole remains fixated on the question of responsibility.
The number one issue is not sexual abuse, as important as that issue is. The greatest missed opportunity, the elephant in the room, is the need to question the purpose of the university and university athletics.
Most of us know the difference between right and wrong, and in this situation it's a no-brainer. There is no grey area here.
Jerry Sandusky's attorney, has made one misstep after another. However, his strategy of waiving Tuesday's public hearing was a good move because it gives Sandusky more bargaining chips if he hopes to spend anything short of the rest of his life behind bars.
Football has been so wildly popular in this nation because it inherently reflects values that Americans hold dear. What has happened to our beloved American game?
The recent child sexual abuse allegations involving Jerry Sandusky have opened up the floor for many to debate whether or not laws should require all adults to report known or suspected cases of child abuse.
All parents want to protect their children. That's why we read baby books when we are pregnant. That's why we take babies to doctor's appointments mon...
Even though so many women are affected by the pain of rape and sexual assault, it took a star-studded case to bring the issue of rape to the forefront of American interest.
The usual gang of idiots over at MAD Magazine is releasing their annual list of the stupidest people, events, and things of the year next week and we have an advanced look.
Ever since Jerry Sandusky's arrest, the scandal has become a cause célèbre for right-wing extremists, who are practically tripping over each other in the stampede to place the blame in the hands of the gay community.
Abuse of power is an age-old story. But those who wield their authority over a child for sexual pleasure are in a whole other category entirely. How do you effectively teach a young child to respect their elders, yet be continually alert for transgressions?
We cannot let the Penn State case come and go, fade from the front pages, until we learn of the next shocking incident of long-term, cover-up molestation. These situations are happening everywhere we live. On virtually every block of America's city and suburban neighborhoods.
Ignorance is part and parcel of being human, we always know less than we think we know, but it is our job as human beings to reduce ordinary ignorance, eliminate willful ignorance, and aspire to higher ignorance as much as possible.
My generation, whether writing critical essays about our parents' generation, or choosing "nothing to do but occupy," are burying our master's talents when the times call for us to invest our gifts.
I am concerned that the emphasis on collegiate sports that pervades our national culture has its inevitable "dumbing down" effect on students and the institutions themselves.
Be prepared for a full-fledged onslaught of image-enhancing and fund-raising advertisements across all traditional platforms -- plus an upsurge of banner ads, web videos and a multiplicity of 'social media' messaging in the digital space.