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Missed Conduct

Penn State overhauled its ethics policies and misconduct reporting systems after the Sandusky scandal to protect students and employees. Years later, distrust is rampant and many fear retaliation if they speak up.

by Wyatt Massey and Josh Moyer
Spotlight PA State College and the Centre Daily Times
Illustrations by Daniel Fishel for Spotlight PA
A decade after the Sandusky child sex abuse scandal, Penn State investigates reported misconduct inconsistently and does not disclose the findings of investigations to the wider university community. The university also lacks a centralized way to track all cases of reported misconduct.
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