Standing Up To Penn State

More people should know about Vicki Triponey.  She tried to stand up to Joe Paterno and the culture at Penn State, and she lost her job and nearly her career.  Truth to power is a tough thing to do, and it should be encouraged and applauded.

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  • 8/1/2012 1:33 PM Pete Giftopoulos wrote:
    Coach, do a little research before posting on your blog! There's 2 sides to every story. For the real truth surrounding Triponey's tenure at Penn State simply google "Vicky Triponey Timeline of Terror" (written in 2007 BTW).

    It doesn't fit the media's narrative so they fail to mention Triponey's many clashes with students over her dismantling of long-standing institutions of student representation at PSU. Her whole MO was to elevate an administrative culture of power and secrecy over the one of transparency and open discourse that had been in place for decades ( kettle). Among other things, she cut all funding to the student radio station because one show, Radio Free Penn State, was critical of the Penn State administration. As a former DJ at Hamilton I thought you would particularly appreicate that! Perhaps Paterno was just voicing concern for his players, raising questions to the administration that it sounds like not many students could under the Triponey regime.
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