Penn State President Graham Spanier will either resign or be fired by the board of trustees, according to a story in the Lehigh Valley Express-Times. Spanier has found himself in the middle of a sexual-assault scandal that has rocked Penn State and, recently, led to coach Joe Paterno announcing that he will retire at the end of the season.
Spanier was apparently first made aware of sexual assault allegation against former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky in 2002. According to a grand jury testimony, a graduate assistant coach told Spanier about Sandusky's sexual assault of a young boy in the Penn State locker room. Despite this knowledge, the testimony said Spanier never involved police. Although there are currently no formal charges against Spanier, many have called for his resignation.
Sandusky faces 40 counts of sexually abusing children and two other university administrators have been charged in relation to the subsequent cover-up.