Will Penn State Become a Private University?

Recent rumors suggest that Penn State might opt to go private in the wake of drastic budget cuts at the state level. Trustees chairwoman Karen Peetz mentioned during a Faculty Senate meeting that she found the public-private model at Cornell intriguing. Now everyone’s all like, “Will Penn State go private?” And Penn State’s all like, “No.” [Wall Street Journal]

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  • georgem44

    after they get Sandusky and Paterno off, they will have to go private. nobody in the rest of the state will want to give them money.

  • scholarlymama12

    Georgem44: Their rabid alumni, the ones making death threats against the BoT and who are still fuming over Joe Pa’ firing will be the only ones donating money to PSU. They should be a private school. Their tuition rates are ridiculously high, and their alumni are ridiculously arrogant & stupid (Rick Santorum and Anthony Lubrano are perfect examples). The cult of PSU should be privatized; all of that inbreeding has made that institution unpalatable to normal people in the state.