We are surprised how few seem to have connected the dots between the tragic murder of the University of Idaho Coed and the child rape allegations at Penn State.
In both cases university officials were advised of horrible crimes and/or threats, but no action was even taken to launch full fledged investigations. All concerned should take note and never let it happen again.
Only when the media shed light on these events did those in charge step up and take action. In the case of the coed murder, it took legal action by Idaho media to get the facts out of the university. At State College, Pennsylvania it was media revelations that led to the ouster of the university president and famed coach Joe Paterno.
Like the Catholic Church and the Boy Scouts, universities apparently worry more about reputations than protecting the victims of predators.
UPDATE–Apparently the Daily Paper had an EDITORIAL on the subject. We missed it.
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