Faculty Nixes No-Confidence Vote In Penn St. Board

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Penn State faculty members have rejected a vote of no-confidence in the university's board of trustees.

The symbolic measure failed to garner enough support at a Faculty Senate meeting Tuesday on campus in State College.

A motion calling for a special committee to investigate the trustees' oversight also failed.

The 32-member board of trustees has come under fire for its handling of a child sex abuse scandal that led to the firings of the university president and longtime football coach Joe Paterno.

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