The New York Times recently wrote an interesting article on the Brooklyn Prep high school experience of Joe Paterno, the Penn State football coach who recently passed away. We present the article since it gives such keen insight into a Jesuit education. There are many connections between McQuaid and Brooklyn Prep. Brooklyn Prep and McQuaid were both scheduled to close during the lean financial times of the ‘70s. McQuaid, through a valiant effort led by its Board, avoided closure. Fr. Lawrence Wroblewski SJ, our former Dean of Academics, was a ’62 Brooklyn Prep grad. McQuaid has been a recipient of grants from the Brooklyn Prep Scholarship Fund for many years and it has helped dozens of students attend McQuaid.