Temple appoints task force after Penn State abuse report

    PHILADELPHIA — A task force has been appointed to look at Temple University policies in light of a critical report on the child sex abuse scandal at Penn State.

    Acting university president Richard Englert said he believed every university should take the report released last week by former FBI Director Louis Freeh “as an opportunity to review its own policies and procedures.”

    The task force is to identify potential implications for the university, including Temple University Health System, and recommend any actions by Sept. 15.

    Freeh’s report, which alleged that top Penn State officials concealed information about abuse to avoid bad publicity, also recommended evaluating security and access protocols for campus buildings, better tracking of university programs involving children, and abuse awareness and reporting training for faculty, coaches and staff.

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