04 - 20 - 2012 PSU trustee election drawing a high voter turn-out
(CDT) Nearly 20,000 PSU alumni have voted in the trustees election so far. The race for 3 alumni seats has attracted a record-setting 86 candidates. Voting started April 10 & continues until 9am May 3. According to the university, more than 19,700 alumni have voted at the last count. The high interest in a campaign that usually draws little attention follows the unfolding of the Sandusky child abuse sex scandal of the former football coach & the board of trustees' decision to fire Coach Joe Paterno. Those events & how trustees handled them have fueled anger among some alumni & calls for change.