Nike, based at Beaverton, has long had a close tie to Pennsylvania State University, and especially close with Joe Paterno, the renowned football coach there. Which makes its situation a little touchy now, after reports about child sexual abuse at the Penn State program, which Paterno – from various reports – did too little to stop it after learning it was happening. Paterno, not far ahead of his planned retirement, has been dismissed.
Which is mostly a Pennsylvania story, except for this: The child day care center at Nike’s headquarters campus is called the Joe Paterno Child Development Center.
The Oregonian reports that Nike officials say they do not plan to change the name of the facility.
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