Penn State Penn State

Former Penn State President Graham Spanier walks from the Dauphin County Courthouse in Harrisburg, Pa., on March 24. Spanier was convicted of hushing up suspected child sex abuse by Jerry Sandusky in 2001, a decade before Sandusky was arrested for the serial molestation of young boys. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Matt Rourke/AP

Administrators at Penn State's main campus in State College, Pa., had already banned Beta Theta Pi after the hazing death of a pledge, which has resulted in involuntary manslaughter charges. Gene J. Puskar/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Gene J. Puskar/AP

A Pennsylvania jury convicted former Penn State president Graham Spanier on one count of child endangerment, Friday, for his role in the Jerry Sandusky abuse scandal. The jury also acquitted Spanier of conspiracy and another child endangerment charge. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Matt Rourke/AP

(Left to right) Former Vice President Gary Schultz, former President Graham Spanier and former Athletic Director Tim Curley of Penn State. Now that Schultz and Curley have pleaded guilty, Spanier remains the sole defendant in the Jerry Sandusky cover-up case. AP hide caption

toggle caption
AP

This photo provided by the Centre County Correctional Facility shows Jeffrey Sandusky, who was charged Monday with sexual offenses involving children. Sandusky is a son of former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky. AP hide caption

toggle caption
AP

Former Penn State University assistant football coach Mike McQueary leaves the Centre County Courthouse Annex in Bellefonte, Pa., last week. He was awarded $7.3 million in damages for defamation. Gene J. Puskar/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Gene J. Puskar/AP

Jerry Sandusky enters the Centre County Courthouse for a hearing on May 2 in Bellefonte, Pa. Sandusky has filed a petition under Pennsylvania's Post Conviction Relief Act, seeking a new trial. Meanwhile, civil cases between various parties are uncovering new details of allegations against Sandusky — including some that predate by decades the crimes of which he was convicted. Centre Daily Times/TNS via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Centre Daily Times/TNS via Getty Images

The Penn State University campus in State College, Pa. A new state law requires university professors to get a background check every three years and have their fingerprints taken. Gene J. Puskar/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Gene J. Puskar/AP

After Sandusky, A Debate Over Whether Sex-Abuse Law Goes Too Far

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/417434108/417516497" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

After news broke in March of a private Facebook page that collected nude photos of women, protesters gathered outside Kappa Delta Rho fraternity at Penn State. The school has banned the chapter for three years. Abby Drey/TNS/Landov hide caption

toggle caption
Abby Drey/TNS/Landov

Supporters of former Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno have launched a campaign to reclaim his legacy, including an initiative to have his statute returned to the university grounds. Gene J. Puskar/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Gene J. Puskar/AP

Supporters Work To Reclaim Legacy Of Penn State Coach Joe Paterno

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/395776307/396637000" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The site in where a statue of former Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno once stood sits empty after it was removed last summer. The late coach's family is suing the NCAA to overturn sanctions against the school. Patrick Smith/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Patrick Smith/Getty Images