Response to Task Force staff editorial
In the staff editorial Sept. 4, The Hatchet commended University President Steven Knapp for establishing a process to review the Freeh report on Pennsylvania State University as it relates to GW, but also raised a concern that the Task Force was not announced until last week. I want to clarify that after the Penn State Freeh report was issued on July 12, we set up a steering committee that used the summer recess to review the report and develop plans for conducting a thorough review beginning in September, once students and faculty were back on campus. We announced the Task Force at the start of the academic year, because that is when we were moving from this preparatory phase to commencing the substantive work. That work will include engaging many members of the University community.
Beth Nolan is the University’s senior vice president and general counsel.