All right Alex, I'll take Rhythmic Slapping Sounds for $1000
Kyro: thatboyoverthere: Yelp I'm having a really hard time giving a fark for them.How about the engineering student that went to Penn State, was completely disinterested in football and is now job searching with a toxic degree? How is this at all that student's fault?
Pochas: Penn State raised 7 million dollars last year for children with cancer, they raise a similar amount of money every year.Research is carried out there to create novel methods of treating all manner of diseases.Example : http://live.psu.edu/story/55260They also do research for renewable energy, fundamental science, space exploration.I think there ought to be some punishment for what Sandusky did, but consider how many people, and which people, are really being punished if the school is shut down.
Carth: You didn't answer the question. If Penn State can't cover their financial obligations should they be treated like other schools and lose their accreditation?
Kyro: The Muthaship: Punishing an institution for wrongdoing is, itself, a wrong now?You're not punishing the institution. You're punishing every current and recent employee, as well as every alumni that earned that school's degree.You want to punish the entire administration? Remove the administration. Hold THEM accountable. Why the fark should the janitor that's been there 30 years be punished? Why should all of Penn State's students be punished for what Sandusky and some of the school's officials pulled?I don't recall anyone wanting to punish USC for O.J.
Endive Wombat: Fine, assuming they lose their accreditation, the school is toast at that point. Students can transfer to other schools...the campus basically becomes a ghost town. What happens with the physical school itself?
Carth: Did you read the article? The accreditation board is concerned with Penn State not being able to pay their bills. A school losing accreditation because it can't meet financial obligations isn't exactly a new phenomenon. Do you think Penn State should be exempt from the rules because their financial troubles come from legal problems?
The Muthaship: /I don't deny being an idiot.
The Muthaship: //but, do you how do you think this board would look if they didn't at least act concerned about what went down at PSU?
liam76: I am all for putting the full force of the law and any accrediting group for higher education, academics, etc against any individual who had a hand on covering this up but any action that punished the 10's of thousands of people who knew nothing about this, had no hand in it, and won't even hurt the people responsible is worse than pointless.
SpectroBoy: But think of this. If they set the precedent that looking the other way can cost you YOUR ENTIRE SCHOOL then it is MUCH less likely to happen again at another school.
SweetDickens: If you are a real student....should have been smart enough to chose another school.......
No reason, I just felt like this was somehow relevant....
Carth: A few dozen people at Enron committed crimes and 20,000 people lost their jobs and shareholders lost over 70 billion dollars. The world isn't always fair.
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