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Behind the NCAA's Penn State Decision

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The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) issued penalties to Penn State’s football program Monday after a scathing report revealed university officials failed to curb the behavior of Jerry Sandusky. Sandusky is the convicted child molester who served as assistant football coach at the university for more than three decades. Oregon State University President Ed Ray is chairman of the executive committee of the NCAA. Ray said in a news conference,

There is incredible interest in what will happen to Penn State football, but the fundamental chapter of this horrific story should focus on the innocent children and the powerful people who let them down.

In addition to his duties with the NCAA, Ray has a full plate at home in Oregon. We’ll talk with him about possible changes to higher ed governance at Oregon’s public universities as well as a few other issues.

What would you like to ask OSU President Ed Ray?

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