Penn State Lawsuit Could Change The Way Colleges Store Records

11.12.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A Penn State alumnus is organizing a drive to fund legal efforts to get records pertaining to the school's handling of the Jerry Sandusky scandal. Ryan Bagwell, a 2002 graduate of the university, is calling his effort "the Penn State Sunshine fund". He has won an appeals court decision that he's entitled to see communications between Penn State's board of trustees and one of its members-- Ronald Tomalis-- who was Secretary of Education at the time. He says the school needs to be more transparent, and open records in the future. A ruling at the next court in Bagwell's favor could have an impact on how colleges across the state hide their sensitive discussions from students.