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New PSU trustees hope to influence board tone

Written by The Associated Press | May 7, 2013 4:46 AM
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(State College) -- Penn State's three newest alumni trustees will likely need more allies on the board to get the school's governing body to re-visit former FBI director Louis Freeh's scathing report for the school into the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

But one of the newly-elected trustees, Barbara Doran, says the turnover does add three more reform-minded voices on a board in hopes of influencing future conversations.

Doran and the other newcomers were supported by a vocal alumni group critical of school leadership for its actions since retired assistant football coach Sandusky was arrested in November 2011.

Some alumni and former players want the school to take another look at Freeh's report into the scandal, which critics say made unfounded accusations against the late coach Joe Paterno.

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