http://www.post-gazette.com/localnews/20030805psu0805p2.asp Pennsylvania State University's applicants for faculty positions now will have to undergo a criminal background check. The new procedure, which could have repercussions throughout higher education, was instituted after the revelation that one of its faculty was a paroled triple murderer, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Penn State says it was exploring the feasibility of such a system even before learning that assistant education professor Paul Krueger, employed at the university since 1999, had been convicted for the 1965 . . .
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