Peers Call Spanier's Indictment A 'Sad Day For American Higher Education'

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A longtime university president indicted on criminal charges associated with allegations of covering up child sexual assaults that occurred on campus?

It’s unheard of in American higher education, at least to the knowledge of several national higher education experts.

None of those reached Thursday could think of anything more serious than a college president getting popped for a DUI.

Sure, there have been scandals. But none that resulted in anything parallel to the charges facing former Penn State President Graham Spanier.

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