03 - 17 - 2014 Penn State Alumni want Joe Paterno honored
[CDT] - More than two years into the Jerry Sandusky scandal, Penn State alumni strongly believe in the universityâs academic excellence and are confident the university can restore the publicâs trust. They also strongly support a controversial topic: official university recognition of late coach Joe Paterno. Those are a sampling of the feelings from some 1,297 Penn State alumni who participated in a survey in December that covered a wide range of university topics. The survey was the third the Alumni Association has commissioned since the Sandusky scandal to gauge attitudes of the alumni population. The survey results were published in January, but the university had not had a public discussion about them until the board of trustees meeting earlier this month.