Charges against ex-Pennsylvania State University President Graham Spanier stem from a cache of evidence uncovered by prosecutors this year that include e-mails linking him to a conspiracy to cover up the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal, according to a grand jury report.
Two months into his presidency at Rutgers University, Robert Barchi was overseeing the largest reorganization at U.S. public colleges, including a medical school merger. In a fateful decision, he chose not to watch a video of the men’s basketball coach abusing players that later horrified the nation.
Rutgers University President Robert Barchi accepted his athletic director’s resignation and vowed to keep his own job amid growing uproar by faculty and politicians over the handling of a basketball coach’s abuse of players.
President Barack Obama called for tying federal financial aid to a new U.S. government rating of college costs and performance, saying spiraling tuition bills are pricing many U.S. families out of higher education.