Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, who recently announced his retirement from the political aspect of his role, was born in 1935. The Dalai Lama said on March 10 that he plans to formally step down as political leader in a widely anticipated move seen as modernizing the Tibetan government-in-exile.
In light of the scandal at Penn State, which reveals how big-time college sports often overwhelm the core values of higher education, Congress should closely examine whether the NCAA is running a not-for-profit enterprise or a commercial entertainment empire.
NCAA sanctions against Penn State are harming innocent football players and not addressing the underlying fault. The NCAA should aim its blame on the coaches and officials who allowed this to happen.
Coming just after the removal of the Joe Paterno statue, the NCAA sanctions on Penn State will help the university make a cultural shift away from placing football first. But the NCAA itself also needs to reward schools already doing this.