Monday, January 09, 2012

If you are in Pittsburgh later this week...

...then there is a meeting you might want to attend.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette takes a look at who is hosting the meeting and who is likely to show up.
...[A]nger could greet Penn State President Rodney Erickson as he embarks on an extraordinary three-day series of town hall-style meetings with the university's alumni, the first of which is in Pittsburgh Wednesday night.

One group, dubbed "Penn Staters for Responsible Stewardship," has launched a campaign to vote out alumni-elected members of the board of trustees. PS4RS -- which says it has 2,000 members who include alumni, students, staff and others -- said in a release that members have "come together to affect positive change at the board of trustees level, demanding transparent, trustworthy and moral leadership in the upcoming elections."
For sure, the president who was handpicked by those trustees to lead Penn State through its worst ever crisis will encounter plenty of faithful Wednesday night whose desire to live, die and bleed the school's blue and white colors has not wavered.
But once he takes the stage inside the DoubleTree by Hilton, Downtown, he also may encounter those who contend Penn State's effort to rehabilitate its image won't be complete without a board shakeup.
Am I the only one convinced that emotion might trump logic? 

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