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My letter to one of the former faculty senate chairs


In response to this.

Dr. Coraor -

I recently had the good fortune to come across the statement written by former faculty senate chairs regarding the Freeh report and NCAA sanctions. I wanted to extend my deepest and sincerest thanks to you and your colleagues. It goes without saying that I am shocked and saddened by the crimes perpetrated by a former coach. As an alum, I have been consistently disappointed and outraged by the flagrant and abject failure of leadership displayed by the board of trustees and university administration in every step of this ongoing crisis. It was tremendously heartening to read your honest, thoughtful criticism of the accusations brought against the "culture" of the university and those actions taken against it. The students and faculty are the culture of the university; that culture in no way resembles the characterization portrayed by the Freeh report and media, punished by the NCAA, and silently endorsed by our own administration.

It is through the hard work of you and your peers that the university has come to be recognized as among the best in the world; it is through your dedication that we will persevere and maintain our standard of excellence.

Sincerely,

XXXXXXXXX
Comp. Eng. '05

ps - For what it's worth, I am a former student of yours (I don't anticipate that you'd remember me). When I got married in State College this past May, 2 of my groomsmen were my lab partners in your embedded systems lab class, one of whom I hadn't known prior to the class. I'm sure you will take pride in knowing that the conditions of the lab were sufficiently close to those of combat as to have forged life-long friendships :)
I kid. My current employment in the field of embedded software is in no small part thanks to you and your classes.

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