- The Middle States Commission on Higher Education warned Pennsylvania State University in an Aug. 8 notification that its accreditation status is "in jeopardy."
- The notice came as a result of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
- Penn State will remain accredited for now, but the school will be required to address specific concerns and submit a report detailing its efforts to be in compliance.
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An accrediting organization has told Penn State that its status is "in jeopardy" based on recent developments in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
The Middle States Commission on Higher Education, which accredits universities in the Mid-Atlantic region, cited information in the school's internal investigation led by former FBI director Louis Freeh and the severe penalties imposed by the NCAA over the school's handling of molestation allegations against the former assistant football coach, who was convicted in June of 45 child sexual abuse counts. ...