Distinguished Speaker Series: Graham Spanier

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Date(s) - 10/04/2022
7:00 pm
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Light Hall Theater
900 W. College Avenue - Silver City, NM

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Graham Spanier, President Emeritus of Penn State University and author of In the Lion’s Den: The Penn State Scandal and a Rush to Judgment. After sixteen years as president of Penn State,  Spanier found his life and career turned upside down almost overnight in November 2011 in a firestorm of breaking news concerning alleged child sexual abuse by Jerry Sandusky, a former Penn State assistant football coach. Little did he know that his life would unravel in a nightmare of false accusations and labyrinthine legal proceedings stemming from a scandal surrounding a man he barely knew and who hadn’t been in Penn State’s employ since 1998. In the Lions’ Den is a personal memoir, told by a central figure caught up in the crush of those events. It reveals how and why the university and many individuals, including Spanier himself and legendary football coach Joe Paterno, were unfairly targeted in a colossal miscarriage of justice.

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