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Marino reflects on Paterno legacy in the Chronicle

By David Gonnerman '90
January 24, 2012

"The ancient Greeks had an expression, 'Call no man happy until he is dead,'" writes Professor of Philosophy and former assistant football coach Gordon Marino in "The Integrity and Ignominy of Joe Paterno" in the Chronicle of Higher Education. "In other words, at any moment the thunderbolts of fate can fork down and wreak destruction. Similarly, at any time a person who is a paragon of virtue can lose his or her moral footing, and a life can slide from honor to disgrace, or in the case of the Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, who died over the weekend, to a sadly tarnished legacy."

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