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PSU could raise tuition to cover damages from (Sandusky) suits
Times Leader ^ | 11/18/11

Posted on 11/18/2011 5:52:12 AM PST by Libloather

PSU could raise tuition to cover damages from suits
Friday, November 18, 2011

HARRISBURG — Penn State University and former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky are among those potentially facing millions of dollars in civil lawsuits as the allegations of child sexual abuse against Sandusky continue.

If the university is sued and found civilly liable, students and their families could face higher tuition to offset the damages or settlements. Tuition increased this year because of cuts in state funding.

"When something bad happens, sometimes civil liabilities follow, so it's certainly not out of the question that somebody could sue not just Sandusky, but the school and others," said Jessie Allen, who teaches civil procedure, legal ethics and civil rights at University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

(Excerpt) Read more at timesleader.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: pennstate; psu; sandusky; tuition
NOW would be a good time to riot.
1 posted on 11/18/2011 5:52:13 AM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

It would be interesting to know how much wealth the school has.


2 posted on 11/18/2011 5:55:31 AM PST by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: Libloather

You can’t just raise rates and then assume everyone will pay them. Many will go somewhere else.


3 posted on 11/18/2011 5:56:27 AM PST by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: Libloather
This is from 2006....

Penn State endowment's market value nears 1.4 billion

4 posted on 11/18/2011 5:57:22 AM PST by mewzilla (Forget a third party. We need a second one.)
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To: Libloather

What a clever idea. Raise tuition at the same time as less people will feel inclined to make the choice to select this university. Rather than do a general tuition increase, just make ‘Sex Abuse Scandal’ as a line item on the tuition payment form....It will be very interesting to see how the rate of applications shapes up over the coming year.


5 posted on 11/18/2011 5:57:40 AM PST by hecticskeptic
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To: Libloather

Mommy and daddy will continue to pay the bills for their little tykes tuition as usual.

But taxpayers will be footing a lot of the bill to that comedy college through all of the federal and state grants that they receive.


6 posted on 11/18/2011 5:57:40 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: Libloather

Rape the kids for their own good!

What a lesson to teach them in life. Its their fault Penn State is on the hook!

Its never the fault of those who looked the other way while criminal behavior was tolerated in their institution. They are not the ones who’ll have to pay the price for their malfeasance.

The innocent always get stuck with the tab. Its the way of the world.


7 posted on 11/18/2011 5:59:07 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: AD from SpringBay
More current, from this year....

Endowment reaches all-time high of $1.83 billion

8 posted on 11/18/2011 6:00:12 AM PST by mewzilla (Forget a third party. We need a second one.)
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To: Libloather

One of the articles on the Penn State situation posited that this crisis would burst the education bubble. So, they raise prices, presumably above the going market rate. Since college credits mostly don’t transfer to other colleges at the 1 to 1 rate those students who can afford to will remain until they finish their degree. But others will go to cheaper alternatives and enrolment will drop; prompting new rate increases; prompting fewer students to attend.

Why should the architecture and engineering students pay for the school’s failure to deal with the scandal when it was still small back in the ‘90’s? (As for students in Women’s Studies, Russian Art Literature, I don’t care what happens to them and they don’t care what their degree’s cost.)


9 posted on 11/18/2011 6:00:33 AM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: Libloather

Ask Duke parents. Their tuition continues to rise despite massive lawsuits. Duke hasn’t even fired the 80 plus professors who convicted the three kids before they had any facts.


10 posted on 11/18/2011 6:00:35 AM PST by Neverforget01 (Beating Romney is so easy McCain did it.)
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To: Owl_Eagle; brityank; Physicist; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; GOPJ; abner; baseballmom; Mo1; Ciexyz; ...
It's not like there are other schools in Pa. (or the USA)
11 posted on 11/18/2011 6:00:43 AM PST by Tribune7 (If you demand perfection you will wind up with leftist Democrats)
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To: Libloather

Pennetration State is going to wind up like the Titanic, resting silent and deep at the bottom of the Pennsylvania Ocean.


12 posted on 11/18/2011 6:02:31 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Libloather

Applications to Duke continue to rise.


13 posted on 11/18/2011 6:02:34 AM PST by Neverforget01 (Beating Romney is so easy McCain did it.)
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To: KeyLargo

Looking for an “Occupy Happy Valley” in a few years...:)))


14 posted on 11/18/2011 6:03:03 AM PST by jennings2004 (Cain: An American.....not an African-American....this priority resonates with me!)
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To: dead
Pennetration State

Can I ask how old you are? Are FReepers this immature?

15 posted on 11/18/2011 6:04:11 AM PST by Neverforget01 (Beating Romney is so easy McCain did it.)
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To: Libloather
PSU returned over $25 million to the univewrsity from its football program...though much of that goes to fund all the other athletic teams..not sure how much is returned tot he general university fund..but that can be the source of the settlement funds...

There shouldn't be a trial..it will be painful to the victis, and the university..Once all the victims have been identified..let's say there's 15..for arguments sake..the university should offer a lump sump..say $50 mill...and let the court allocate the funds..this will eliminate the 35% that the lawyers get..they can bill for hours..

16 posted on 11/18/2011 6:04:28 AM PST by ken5050
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To: mewzilla

Thanks for the link.


17 posted on 11/18/2011 6:04:52 AM PST by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: AD from SpringBay
You're welcome. Meanwhile.....

Financial fallout for Penn State: $2 billion fundraising drive in danger?

18 posted on 11/18/2011 6:09:29 AM PST by mewzilla (Forget a third party. We need a second one.)
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To: Libloather

Just so they don’t raise it retroactively to those who graduated when this sordid man was stalking the locker rooms, bringing boy-dates to Bowl games, and being ignored by the football establishment!

Now, how many solid PA citizens are willing to add a sin tax to Junior’s tuition bill? Especially if Sandusky and his enablers still walk fre?


19 posted on 11/18/2011 6:15:32 AM PST by silverleaf (common sense is not so common)
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To: Libloather
The article stated that PSU could raise tuition. It didn't say they would or even might. Just another article to rev up the people and get everyone's shorts in a knot. It seems to have worked here...
20 posted on 11/18/2011 6:18:28 AM PST by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: Libloather

Why not just raise the cost of football tickets?


21 posted on 11/18/2011 6:20:12 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Libloather

This just goes to show how out of touch academics are with the real world. Whether or not they realize it, the Penn State brand is tarnished. In a free market, damaged goods get discounted, not marked up.


22 posted on 11/18/2011 6:20:34 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Neverforget01
No. Yes. The school's got much more to worry about than nicknames.

The whole culture of the institution is in question. What was really going on in Happy Valley?

23 posted on 11/18/2011 6:21:58 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Libloather

Can you say, “Bailout”?


24 posted on 11/18/2011 6:24:38 AM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

I’ll venture to opine that very few of the potential applicants or their parents will either remember or consider the sex abuse whilst choosing a college.

Name a college that has really suffered a drop in enrollment from any scandal.

Americans have totally accepted the propaganda that college is necessary for success in life.Every 23 year old deserves a $100,000 debt in exchange for a sheepskin.


25 posted on 11/18/2011 6:26:27 AM PST by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: dead
What was really going on in Happy Valley?

That's what investigations and trials are for. Why don't we wait and see before we rush to judgment.

26 posted on 11/18/2011 6:28:51 AM PST by Neverforget01 (Beating Romney is so easy McCain did it.)
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To: dead

“Pennetration State is going to wind up like the Titanic, resting silent and deep at the bottom of the Pennsylvania Ocean.”

I smell an Obama Campus Cash Kollege Bailout in the works.

Higher Education Subsidies

by Neal McCluskey and Chris Edwards

May 2009

Overview
Origins and Growth of Subsidies
Subsidies and Education Inflation
Rising Federal Regulatory Control
Waste, Fraud, and Abuse
Conclusions

Overview

The Department of Education spends about $30 billion a year on subsidies for higher education. The bulk of that funding goes toward student aid programs, with the balance going toward grants to educational institutions. In 2008, grants to institutions cost $2.3 billion and aid programs cost $27.6 billion, which included $17.4 billion for student grants, $9.6 billion for student loans, and $0.6 billion for administration.

http://www.downsizinggovernment.org/education/higher-ed-subsidies


27 posted on 11/18/2011 6:31:08 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: hoosierham
"I’ll venture to opine that very few of the potential applicants or their parents will either remember or consider the sex abuse whilst choosing a college."

Certainly there will be the children of alums, faculty and diehard fans that would not consider any other school.

"Name a college that has really suffered a drop in enrollment from any scandal."

If this is investigated thoroughly, and if this scandal runs as deep as many suspect, I think it's safe to say that no college or university has ever had as egregious a scandal to contend with.

Americans have totally accepted the propaganda that college is necessary for success in life.Every 23 year old deserves a $100,000 debt in exchange for a sheepskin."

Undoubtedly.

28 posted on 11/18/2011 6:31:31 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Libloather

I bet any recent potential athletic recruits, considering Penn State, are ALL un-considering.


29 posted on 11/18/2011 6:37:42 AM PST by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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To: ZX12R

They’ll be fortunate if Temple doesn’t hang 70 points on them.


30 posted on 11/18/2011 6:40:14 AM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: ZX12R
I bet any recent potential athletic recruits, considering Penn State, are ALL un-considering.

Until they name a big name coach who promises to "turn it all around." Watch.

31 posted on 11/18/2011 6:42:43 AM PST by Neverforget01 (Beating Romney is so easy McCain did it.)
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To: Neverforget01

Yes, that’s why I said it was in question.


32 posted on 11/18/2011 6:43:02 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dfwgator
They’ll be fortunate if Temple doesn’t hang 70 points on them.

Indeed. Poor kids. I feel for the players in this.

Off Topic: Did you watch Tebow Time last night?
33 posted on 11/18/2011 6:44:38 AM PST by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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To: Libloather

Noting the conspicuous absence of going after Sandusky and his pension from PSU.


34 posted on 11/18/2011 6:46:51 AM PST by School of Rational Thought
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To: Neverforget01

Must be fun being a State Penn apologist.


35 posted on 11/18/2011 6:48:41 AM PST by Charlemagne on the Fox
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To: ZX12R
Off Topic: Did you watch Tebow Time last night?

Of course.

36 posted on 11/18/2011 6:53:22 AM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: txrangerette

However unfair it may be to the bulk of students who are very decent people (not including the rioting bums and the pathetic idiots wearing the “It don’t mean nuttin” buttons), PSU is a very damaged brand. I doubt they realize just HOW damaged it is; an indicator yesterday was a very incisive article by a sportswriter about how none of the college bowl games want Penn State, they don’t want the publicity, the reporters, and frankly, the toxic taint that is now associated with the brand. I’ll bet this carries over the admissions and quietly, into hiring because the first thing many people will think of, however unfairly, when they hear reference to PSU is the coverup of a monstrous crime. The hundreds of millions that will be paid out are just the tip of the iceberg this ship faces.


37 posted on 11/18/2011 7:00:32 AM PST by laconic
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To: Charlemagne on the Fox
Must be fun being a "State Penn" apologist.

Wow. I thought FReepers were grown-ups. I haven't apologized for anything. I followed the Duke case carefully, and saw egregious rushes to judgment. So far, the Grand Jury has indicted three people after a three year investigation. No one has been convicted.

I have also watched Herman Cain's character be destroyed by four women and the media.

I have read FReepers trying to destroy current players who probably never heard of Sandusky. I have seen Joe Paterno's character destroyed because he took what someone else told him about an ex-employee to the athletic director and the Penn State chief of police(guess he should have been a vigilante and shot the guy based on hearsay).

I am not playing this game anymore. I hate the media. I have faith in the legal system.

38 posted on 11/18/2011 7:02:14 AM PST by Neverforget01 (Beating Romney is so easy McCain did it.)
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To: Libloather

Dear lawyers: cbs, abc, nbc, cnn, newsweek, new york times, san francisco chronicle, la times, homosexual groups, the Democrat party, etc......lots of money there.....deep pockets.....get the right jury and it’s buy a private island time.


39 posted on 11/18/2011 7:04:52 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Joe 6-pack

And then they become eligible to “Occupy” somewhere.../s


40 posted on 11/18/2011 7:34:11 AM PST by jennings2004 (Cain: An American.....not an African-American....this priority resonates with me!)
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To: Libloather

The Sandusky Fee!


41 posted on 11/18/2011 9:07:00 AM PST by stocksthatgoup (Common sense although common knowledge is seldom common practice.)
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To: Libloather

Isn’t that like the gubmint borrowing money to be repaid by future generations? Uninvolved, innocent people required to pay for the profligacy and corruption of yesterday’s and today’s “movers and shakers.”


42 posted on 11/18/2011 9:34:59 AM PST by RobinOfKingston (The instinct toward liberalism is located in the part of the brain called the rectal lobe.)
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