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After Abuse Scandal, Penn State Alums Battle For Board Spots

NPR | May 1, 2013 4:48 p.m.

A contentious battle for a spot on Penn State’s board of trustees is dividing the university’s alumni community. While some candidates and alums focus on the past, others want to push beyond the abuse scandal that shook the school over the last two years. With so much at stake for the much-loved school, some say the board of trustees election is playing out more like a contentious political race for mayor or Congress, not just a spot on a university board.

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