A quote from the review panel report, requested by Ohio Governor Miek DeWine, just released on Friday:
“Documented systemic failures at both The Ohio State University and State Medical Board of Ohio prevented any tangible administrative or criminal consequences from ever being taken against Richard Harry Strauss during his lifetime.”
Dr. Strauss abused hundreds of students, and the Ohio State Medical Board took no action. However, the report also finds that Ohio State University employees also failed to take action. The result was that Strauss moved to California, with no warnings from Ohio officials about his medical board investigation, and began operating a clinic there. He committed suicide there in 2005. Because of inaction by too many professionals and administrators, this demon of a doctor was not stopped and was never held to account criminally for his actions.
So far? Penn State, Michigan State, and Ohio State have all had abuse going on on their campuses. And, perhaps it is a Big 10 thing, but action was either not taken, was insufficient, and/or was delayed. There are layers of lessons to be learned from all three schools and the medical boards.