Posted November 28, 2012 on AP on Fox
A former U.S. senator brought in to monitor reforms being made at Penn State in response to the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal said Friday the university is ''off to a very good start'' in making changes under a deal with the NCAA. George Mitchell's first quarterly report as Penn State's athletics integrity monitor noted there was a looming deadline to complete a set of reforms, including implementation of a college sports code of conduct, but he said he believes university officials are acting in good faith. ''The university's efforts have resulted in tangible achievements,'' Mitchell wrote. ''Many formal policies have been revised or adopted, including policies to govern background checks for university employees, access to athletics and recreational facilities, protection of children involved in university-affiliated activities, and the duties to report possible child abuse.'' Mitchell, who served as a Democ...
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