PHILADELPHIA (AP) — University of Pennsylvania students are upset with The New York Times for confusing their school with scandal-plagued Penn State.
Some print editions of Wednesday’s newspaper include the headline “Personal Foul at Penn” for a Maureen Dowd column that actually blasts Penn State. The column’s last line refers to “Penn scoundrels.”
Penn State, not Penn, is engulfed in allegations that a former assistant football coach sexually abused children. Students at the Penn blog “Under the Button” are demanding an apology from Dowd and the paper.
The Times did not return a request for comment, though corrections have been made online.
Penn is a private, Ivy League school in Philadelphia founded by Benjamin Franklin. Penn State is a land-grant institution 150 miles away in State College that receives some public funds.