Penn State to settle former football coach victims’ claims

July 22, 2013

Pennsylvania State University’s Board of Trustees announced recently that it has made settlement offers of $60 million to men who claimed to be victims of Jerry Sandusky, a former assistant football coach who is serving a 30- to 60-year prison sentence for sexually abusing boys. Last year, Penn State launched an intensive public relations strategy to rebuild faith in the university. Later in 2012, Penn State announced that, although the scandal cost about $20 million, it was not affected in enrolment or donations. Chronicle of Higher Education