Penn State trustees debate alumni seats during board reform talks

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There was an elephant in the room when Penn State trustees met Friday to hash out board reform.

And that, trustee Anthony Lubrano said, is a fear he claims some of his colleagues share: that nine alumni-elected seats have been taken over by the grass-roots Penn Staters for Responsible Stewardship to try to control the board.

Lubrano, who earned his seat through the alumni election, questioned whether that was the context behind a proposal put forth Friday to eliminate three of those spots on the board.

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