The Jerry Sandusky child molestation was perhaps the ugliest scandal was the ugliest to hit the world of sports at any level. Reports of as many as ten children being abused, some on campus, served as wake-up call to the university.
Among the several ways they’ve responded to the tragedy, the school will be opening a research facility soon.
According to the Daily Item, the school is targeting a day in September to officially open the doors for the Center for Healthy Children.
Announced in April, the center is being funded with $8 million from National Institutes of Health, and an additional $3 million from Penn State. It will serve as a supplement to the already formed Child Maltreatment Solutions Network, but will be used strictly for research.
Mortified by the scandal, Penn State has taken a number of proactive steps towards protecting against child abuse.
With the financial toll on the university already having swelled into the hundreds of millions, there remain a number of lawsuits still to be settled.